Ahmedabad: The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi will meet several Nobel laureates and have discussions with them how the country can achieve innovations via Science & Technology tomorrow (09 Jan 2017). This meeting is to be held at the Science City in Ahmedabad where the Nobel Media is holding the first Nobel Prize Series in India in conjunction with the biennial summit of Vibrant Gujarat being held by the Government of Gujarat from tomorrow.
Nine Nobel Laureates including Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry; Dr. Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Dr. Randy Schekman,Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; David Gross, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics; Dr. Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry; Dr. Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics; and Dr. William E Moerner, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry have confirmed their participation. Union Minister of Science & technology and Earth Science Dr. Harsha Vardhan will be also present at the event.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India had signed Memorandum of Understanding had signed with Nobel Media last year for hosting Nobel Prize Series in India for the next five years.
Nobel Prize Series is a unique programme having knowledge sessions such as conference, lectures, roundtables, and exhibitions. By bringing together Nobel Laureates, other experts and lifelong learners the programme aims to stimulate innovation and creative thinking. After this agreement a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India, the Government of Gujarat and the Nobel Media. As per the agreement, the first of the Nobel Prize Series, India 2017 is being held as a prelude to Vibrant Gujarat to demonstrate how science and discovery underpins all enterprise and human well-being with the underpinning theme of Science Impacts Lives.
In addition to the power packed conference and meeting events, such as lectures, roundtables and other activities in Gandhinagar, Delhi and Bangalore, Nobel Prize Series, India 2017 will feature a 5-week long Science Exhibition being set up by the Nobel Foundation, with exhibits from the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. This will be held at the Science City Ahmedabad. The lectures in Delhi and Bengaluru are to be held on 12 and 13 January 2017.
The Nobel Prize Series, India 2017 at Vibrant Gujarat will commence from 09 January 2017 with the formal inauguration of the Nobel Prize Series Science Exhibition by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. This will be followed by an interaction of the Prime Minister with various Nobel Laureates who are visiting India to participate in this conference cum exhibition.