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Nobel Laureates to attend Nobel Prize Series in Gujarat in January


Nobel Prize Series India 2017
Nobel Prize Series India 2017

As part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit, the State government will hold a Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in the presence of nine Nobel laureate scientists who will interact with students, scientists, industry leaders and policy makers.

The five week long exhibition will be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10 at Science City in Ahmedabad.

“So far, nine Nobel laureates have confirmed their participation for the summit,” Gujarat Chief Secretary J. N. Singh told reporters. Among the participants is Indian-origin Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009 with fellow scientists Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath.

Other Nobel laureates who will take part in the summit are Richard J. Roberts (1993, Medicine), Harold Varmus (1989, Medicine), David Gross (2004, Physics), Serge Haroche (2012, Physics), Randy Schekman (2013, Medicine), W. E. Moerner (2014, Chemistry), H. C. Harmut Michel (1988, Chemistry) and Ada Yonath.

According to Mr. Singh, this will be the first time that Nobel Prize winners from across the world will hold a session in the country. The 8th edition of the biennial event will be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar from January 10 to 13.

The laureates will be at the event for three days from January 9.

“On January 10, PM Modi will inaugurate the summit. After its inauguration, the Nobel winners will take part in the ‘Nobel Laureate Dialogue’ at Mahatma Mandir,” Secretary of Department of Science and Technology, Dhananjay Dwivedi said.

“On January 11, these Nobel laureates will interact with students at various educational institutes such as IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat University and MS University in Vadodara,” Mr. Dwivedi added.

The first will be held in January 2017 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It will coincide with the Vibrant Gujarat summit held by the State government. A trilateral agreement has been signed among the DBT, the Gujarat government and Nobel Media. The Nobel Laureates will be invited for discussions on the theme of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Science for Humankind’ and ‘Science as the Engine for Economic Growth’.

The Nobel Prize Series has launched a long-term India programme to stimulate students’ creative thinking and engagement in science. A memorandum of understanding was signed on September 5 by Nobel Media and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for hosting the Nobel Prize Series in India for five years.

“We are thrilled to bring the Nobel Prize Series to India as part of our global outreach with the ambition of raising engagement in science, literature and peace in line with Alfred Nobel’s vision. This long-term commitment enables us to create great content and inspire people not only in India but around the world through our digital channels,” Mattias Fyrenius, CEO of Nobel Media, said in a release.

“The Nobel Prize Series will have some of the components similar to those of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. There will be major national exhibitions and conferences,” Prof. VijayRaghavan said. “The Noble Laureates will go to different universities and institutions, and students from different universities and institutions will attend the exhibitions and conferences.”

“India’s bright students have a thirst for knowledge and its application to society. They are inspired by examples of excellence, but the opportunities for interacting with the best and the brightest are sadly far too little for a country of our size. The Nobel Prize Series will bring, through a major event and digital media, the world’s best scientists to every young girl and boy in India with an interest in science,” Prof. VijayRaghavan said.

This Noble Peace Prize Series Award is first time happened in India in 2017.

Also we had arrange Hotels Accommodation and Transportation for Foreign delegates and Students from different states.