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CSIR and Nature India launched Nature India Essay Competition 2020

With an aim to provide a platform for sharing ideas on how societally-impactful science can advance and strengthen the country for young and experienced scientists, researchers and authors in India, The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Nature India have launched the Nature India essay competition 2020 on Thursday 9th January 2020. The ..

UK issues new ‘black hole’ coin in honour of Stephen Hawking

The UK’s Royal Mint has recently issued a new commemorative 50 pence coin inspired by the late legendary British physicist Stephen Hawking’s seminal work on black holes. The coin was designed by British engraver and printmaker Edwina Ellis. The purpose of the commemorative coin is to celebrate the life and “ground-breaking” achievements of Hawking, who ..

Breakthrough Listen Project (BLP)

BLP is US$100-million global astronomical initiative launched in 2015 by Internet investor Yuri Milner and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. It has teams from around the world to find signs of intelligent life in universe. The 10-year programme aims to survey 1,000,000 closest stars to Earth by scanning entire galactic plane of Milky Way. It will listen for ..

6 Indian-origin scientists elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society for 2012

Royal Society (RS): Founded in 1660 to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, has over the years awarded the Fellowship to nearly approximately 1,450 individuals, including Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton and Tim Berners-Lee. The Fellowship is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. ..

Nobel Prize – Chemistry

The winners of Nobel prize 2009 are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan , United States, Thomas A. Steitz United States, Ada E. Yonath Israel “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome” Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Born 1952 in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu He is a structural biologist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the Medical Research Council ..