Published: 01st January 2019
Modi to have Chai Pe Charcha with Nobel Laureates at Indian Science Congress
The three Nobel winning scientists who will be part of this discussion with the Prime Minister are Avram Hershko, F Duncan M Haldane and Thomas Christian Südhof
During his visit to Lovely Professional University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will engage in a private discussion with three eminent Nobel Laureates. During the session, he is expected to discuss the future of scientific advancements and India’s role in it. This session will be held during the 106th Indian Science Congress at 1 pm on January 3.
The Indian Science Congress will be held at the Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar. His visit to LPU will be Modi’s first visit to a private university as PM.
Modi will inaugurate the Science Congress before participating in a discussion with the Nobel Laureates. Over 30000 scientists from over 60 countries are going to participate in the event. The event will also host four cabinet ministers, DST Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Heads from departments like NAAC, DST, DRDO, etc are also expected to come down for the Indian Science Congress.
The three Nobel winning scientists who will be part of this discussion with the Prime Minister are Avram Hershko, 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry; F. Duncan M. Haldane, 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics; and Thomas Christian Südhof, 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
The Hungary-born Israeli biochemist Avram Hershko won the prestigious award in 2004, along with two others, for his work on the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. He is currently Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine since 2002.
British-born American physicist F. Duncan M. Haldane won the Nobel in 2016, along with two others, for his work on explaining properties of one-dimensional chains of atomic magnets and of two-dimensional semiconductors. He is currently the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics at Princeton University.
Thomas Christian Südhof is a German-American biochemist known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor at Stanford University. Mr. Südhof won the 2013 Nobel, along with two others, for his work on vesicle trafficking.