Tag: Nobel prize

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  • Breaking barriers

    Breaking barriers

    Controversially omitted from the Nobel Prize awarded to her male colleagues in 1974, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has donated the entirety of a recent prize to boost diversity in science.

    September 12, 2018
  • What lies between the pages

    What lies between the pages

    Nobody should be surprised by the idea that sexual harassment exists in the literary world any more than they should be surprised by the fact that it amasses a huge amount of money and power, and is peopled by those who will do anything they can to remain its gatekeepers.

    September 9, 2018
  • Condolences pour in for VS Naipaul

    Condolences pour in for VS Naipaul

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over his passing away

    August 12, 2018
  • Nobel laureate author VS Naipaul dies at 85

    Nobel laureate author VS Naipaul dies at 85

    "He died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul said in a statement.

    August 12, 2018
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore, the master storyteller

    Remembering Rabindranath Tagore, the master storyteller

    77 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore continues to mesmerise literature enthusiasts with the range of emotions he covered in his writings and storytelling

    August 7, 2018
  • The lost pioneer

    The lost pioneer

    Does Albert Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Maric, deserve credit for some of his work?

    June 20, 2018
  • The underlying problem

    The underlying problem

    The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year, amid allegations of sexual misconduct against a Committee member and repeated leaks about the winners. But controversy has long dogged the prize.

    May 26, 2018
  • Biplab Deb’s latest: Rabindranath Tagore refused Nobel to protest British rule

    Biplab Deb’s latest: Rabindranath Tagore refused Nobel to protest British rule

    While this is not the first time the Tripura CM has made a gaffe, his “ignorance” about Tagore and Nobel has baffled many

    May 11, 2018
  • Tributes, homage pour on Rabindranath Tagore’s 157th birth anniversary

    Tributes, homage pour on Rabindranath Tagore’s 157th birth anniversary

    Rabindranath Tagore's compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh's Amar Shonar Bangla. The Sri Lankan national anthem was inspired by his work.

    May 7, 2018
  • Not this week…

    Not this week…

    The Swedish Academy, that has been referred to as a self-perpetuating oligarchy that awards the Nobel prize every October, is today a discredited entity. Not merely in the context of Friday’s announcement that there will be no Nobel for Literature this year; it has promised a double sundae next year ~ for the first time …

    May 6, 2018
  • Nobel Prize remained elusive for Stephen Hawking

    Nobel Prize remained elusive for Stephen Hawking

    Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize. This is because his theories about the Black Hole and the Big Bang — though accepted in theoretical physics — were never verified. According to Timothy Ferris, author of ‘The Science of Liberty’ in National …

    March 14, 2018
  • Google Doodle celebrates Har Gobind Khorana’s 96th birthday

    Google Doodle celebrates Har Gobind Khorana’s 96th birthday

    Search engine giant Google on Tuesday paid homage to Indian-American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Har Gobind Khorana through a colourful doodle on his 96th birth anniversary. Known for his comprehensive work on DNA and for constructing first synthetic gene, Khorana, along with two other scientists, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 …

    January 9, 2018
  • A closer look at ‘xenotransplantation’

    A closer look at ‘xenotransplantation’

    The first known xenotransplantation was done by the god Shiva. Daksha, the father in law of Shiva, organised a yagna. He insulted Shiva and his daughter. Sati, Shiva’s wife, immolated herself in protest. Daksha’s head was cut off and burnt. Later, when Shiva forgave him, he was brought back to life but with a ram’s …

    January 7, 2018
  • Nudging companies to do the right thing

    Nudging companies to do the right thing

    All his working life, Richard Thaler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics last month, said he has been pleading with his fellow economists that they should be studying real people, not the idealised, so-called “rational” beings around which much of mainstream economics revolves. Indeed, in their work, many economists don’t even refer to …

    November 24, 2017
  • The extraordinary researcher

    The extraordinary researcher

    Madame Curie was the only women who took home Noble prize twice. Unbelievable courage, persistent determination, perfect enthusiasm in favour of own zeal and zest, enabled her to take the coveted part of the male-dominated world. She was born as Marie Sklodowska Curie on 7 November 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She was the fifth and …

    November 2, 2017
  • Retelling an ancient story

    Retelling an ancient story

    After a tranquil nine months of suspension in the placental fluid, the new-born experiences the sensation of up and down. But it took many centuries for humans to formulate gravity as not just a feeling but a force that acted between things that had mass. A first, triumph of classical physics was to recognise that …

    October 11, 2017
  • Richard Thaler awarded Economics Nobel

    Richard Thaler awarded Economics Nobel

    The Nobel Prize in Economics was on Monday awarded to American economist Richard H. Thaler. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 was bestowed on the 72-year-old for his “contributions to behavioural economics”. Thaler is a professor of Behavioural Sciences and Economics at the University of Chicago.

    October 9, 2017