The second Nobel Prize Series in India is organized by the Department of Biotechnology in partnership with the Nobel Foundation and the Government of Goa commences in Goa on February 1st. Through interactive dialogues held at the Kala Academy, the Adil Shah Palace, the National Oceans Institute and the Ravindra Bhavan, Nobel Laureates in various fields of science will engage with students, researchers, teachers and industry in a vibrant dialogue on science and innovation.
The series also features two month-long science exhibitions at the Kala Academy in Goa that offer an engaging and interactive platform for students to explore science. The exhibition “The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World,” is a unique opportunity to learn about the life of Alfred Nobel, view actual objects belonging to Nobel Laureates and see how Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries may affect the future. The history of the 20th century can be viewed through the history of the Nobel Prize, how discoveries, conflicts and other important events have influenced the way we live and how a number of brave and imaginative Nobel Laureates changed the course of history at a number of decisive moments. The second exhibition: Ek Pradarshini, 2018 showcases some of the best scientists India has produced. These scientists are eclectic mixes, who have showcased their talent in fields ranging from biology to nuclear science.
With the focus on making science more inclusive, the DBT is bringing from all across India teachers and students from government schools including from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodalya and Atal Tinkering labs to attend the Nobel Prize Series, India 2018.
DBT Secretary K VijayRaghavan stated: “Our hope is that interacting with Nobel Laureates and displays at the science exhibition, will inspire students to connect their innate curiosity with the scientific method of inquiry and experimentation so that India can become a fertile ground for breakthrough scientific research for national growth as well as to address global challenges. Science must become an instrument of change.”