Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics

When he was 13, Akshay Venkatesh told a journalist interviewing the exceptionally young high school graduate, “I’d like to do some research in physics or maybe become a mathematician or something like that.” The Delhi-born, Australia-bred mathematician has done that and then some, winning the prestigious Fields Medal this week. It’s deemed the highest honour in mathematics, reports, The Economic Times.

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DNA nanodevices hold potential in biomedical imaging

With a vision to popularise science education and inspire young minds to pursue a career in the field of scientific research, the Infosys Science Foundation organised a lecture by a globally acclaimed scientist Prof Yamuna Krishnan, at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – reports Deccan Herald.

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We need more quality institutions like IISc, says Infosys prize winner

“One Indian Institute of Science for an entire country is not enough. There is a need to establish more such quality institutions and uplift the existing ones,” said Yamuna Krishnan, winner of Infosys Prize 2017 for Physical Sciences, while speaking to The Times of India.

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India needs more investment in institutions like IISc: Infosys Prize winner Yamuna Krishnan

Yamuna Krishnan, professor at University of Chicago and Infosys Prize winner, said India would need more investment to encourage research in science and create more establishments like Indian Institute of Science (IISc), while speaking to Ayan Pramanik from The Economic Times.

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