Noble Prize Series - India 2018 (Education & the role of Teachers)
From, 1 February, a five-day unique programme to stimulate engagement in science, literature, and peace taking place in Goa, Mumbai and New Delhi.
During Nobel Prize Series five Nobel Laureates will give lectures and take part in roundtable discussions and meetings together with experts and students from several universities. The traveling exhibition 'The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World' will be displayed for a month in Goa and a meeting exclusively for teachers will also be organized for the first time in India.
The Nobel Prize Series, organized by Nobel media, the wing of the Nobel Foundation, which will see four Nobel prize-winner scientists delivering lectures and interacting with university students and experts, started in Goa yesterday.
Apart from Goa, programmes would be held in Mumbai and Delhi and will include lectures, exhibitions, and conferences. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Series by launching an exhibition, `The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World', at Kala Academy here this afternoon. The exhibition will continue for a month.
There would be a conference of teachers at Kala University in Goa tomorrow, while President Ram Nath Kovind will host a session at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 5.
"We are very pleased to be back in India for a new Nobel Prize Series. Last year the interest to participate and learn from Nobel Laureates was enormous," said Mattias Fyrenius, CEO of Nobel Media. The last year's edition had been held in Gujarat.
Serge Haroche, Nobel laureate in physics in 2012; Tomas Lindahl, who won the Nobel in chemistry in 2015, Richard J Roberts, Nobel laureate in medicine in 1993 and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, who won the Nobel in medicine in 1995 are participating in the Series.
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