The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems” with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for the physical modeling of the Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming” and the other half to Giorgio Parisi
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch”. David Julius is professor and chair of the department of physiology at the School of Medicine
Alfred Vaino Aho and Jeffrey David Ullman were declared the recipients of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award “for fundamental algorithms and theory underlying programming language implementation and for synthesizing these results and those of others in their highly influential books, which educated generations of computer scientists.” Alfred V.
Last time the phrase “theoretical computer science” found mention in an Abel Prize citation was in 2012 when the legendary Hungarian mathematician, Endre Szemerédi was awarded mathematics’ highest honour. During the ceremony, László Lovász and Avi Wigderson were there to offer a primer into the majestic contributions of the laureate.
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, this is the inspirational story of Emmy Noether who single handedly shaped the future of mathematics and physics in the early half of the 20th century in the face of insurmountable barricades constructed by antediluvian attitudes towards women in science.
Today marks the 131st birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Apart from being a towering figure in the Indian independence movement, he was also a man of immense appreciation for science. The cultivation of science and its benefits to humanity were crystal clear
Today marks the 111th birth anniversary of the pioneering Indian nuclear physicist, Homi Bhabha widely hailed as the “Father of Indian Nuclear Programme”. Born to a rich Parsi family, closely related to the Tatas, he was educated initially in Bombay. With his family wanting him to become an engineer, he
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C Virus.” Harvey J. Alter is currently a Distinguished Investigator at the famed National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA where he has
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was announced on 7th October, has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.” Jennifer A. Doudna is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in
To claim to write an obituary of Freeman Dyson would be laughable at best and foolish at worst because as the great Edward Witten, Dyson’s colleague at IAS, himself stated, “His contributions were so wide-ranging that it is virtually impossible for any one person to summarize them adequately!” Their