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CM for annual Nobel lecture series in Goa

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday proposed to the Nobel Foundation that it collaborate with the Goa government to host an annual Goa Nobel lecture series. At the inaugural event of the Nobel Prize Series 2018 in Panaji, Parrikar also announced a yearly innovation in science contest for students of all high schools and colleges in Goa, where research on ideas proposed by selected students will be funded for at least a year by the state. The CM called on scientists of international repute to come forward to mentor the chosen Goan students.
“We would like to continue our engagement with the esteemed Nobel laureates and I propose to the Nobel Foundation that we set up an annual Goa Nobel lecture series that my government will be very happy to support. We want to make Goa the home to the next generation of Nobel laureates,” said Parrikar.”Goa has a bio-diversity hotspot, the Western Ghats, and it has a scientific legacy of its own. We produced many scientists like D D Kosambi, Raghunath Mashelkar and Anil Kakodkar. Our government seeks to reinforce Goa’s status as a scientific hub,” Parrikar said, at the inaugural held in the presence of four Nobel laureates Serge Haroche, Richard J Roberts, Tomas Lindahl, Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, director of the Nobel Museum, Olov Amelin, and CEO of Nobel Media Mattias Fyrenius.Parrikar earlier also opened the travelling exhibition, The Nobel Prize: Ideas
Changing the World, which will be on display at the Kala Academy, Panaji, all through the month. [TOI]

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