In a league of his own
Winner of the Infosys Prize 2016 and one of the youngest Ph.D holders in the world, Akshay Venkatesh talks to Supraja Prasad from The Hindu about the Queen of mathematics — number theory.
Life may exist outside Earth but we may not recognize it, says Anil Bhardwaj
Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, the director of the Space Physics Laboratory at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and Infosys Prize 2016 laureate, talks to Leslie D’Monte from Livemint on the significance of phenomena like airglow, electroglow, aurora, and moon and Mars missions.
Tech not the ultimate cure, need good people to man it: NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys
Even as liberalization delivers significant economic gain, there is a glaring lack of reform in the system of higher education in the country according to NR Narayana Murthy, Founder – Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation. In a freewheeling interview with K.R. Balasubramanyam and J. Vignesh from The Economic Times, he advocates the need for higher education to solve everyday problems and insists that while technology and the adoption of digital platforms can help, these are not foolproof solutions.
India requires a sustained commitment to science
Nobel Laureate Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, speaks to R. Prasad from The Hindu about the implications of some the Indian government policies on science and technology.
Prizes are not goals, only milestones for scientists : Nobel Laureate
Scientists should not be working for awards, Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan told The Times of India, adding that if anything, prizes are only milestones in their long careers, which are built answering questions.
Tech start-ups and academia: How Indian Institute of Science is showing the way
Infosys Prize 2016 laureate, V Kumaran talks to P.P Thimmaya from The Financial Express about the technology industry’s long standing relationship with the academia with the latter’s breakthrough research activities forming the framework for commercially viable products and services that find a ready market.
Research in India Part 1: Local Solutions Needed to deal with unique problems
S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation asserts on the need to undertake applied research that can focus on areas of national importance like poverty, health and education, in his Firstpost blog.
Research in India Part 2: Does R&D hold the key to fuelling economic development?
In his second Firstpost blog, S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation talks about the positive correlation between R and D and economic development.
Research in India Part 3: Ecosystems are the key to nurturing an innovation economy
S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation, discusses about the need for quality infrastructure and ecosystem to foster the growth of an innovation economy, in his third Firstpost blog.