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ISRO will learn from its attempts: Nobel laureate

ISRO will learn from its attempts: Nobel laureate

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 12

“We learn from science and same is the case with Chandrayaan 2. ISRO will learn from their attempt so that the experiment gets better. It had a scientific reason for its failure,” said Prof Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize Winner for Physics (2012).

Haroche was here as part of the ‘Nobel Prize Series India-2019’, held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana. The series is organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, in partnership with The Nobel Foundation.

There was so much media attention and expectation. It was a scientific project with lot of stages and one learns from every stage, he said. “Science is exploring the unknown and the future is full of surprises and sometimes these are bad and sometimes good surprises. People working in the field know that there are failures,” he maintained.

On his experience about India, the Nobel laureate said there was lot of contrast in the country and challenges were very deep. “It is very interesting to come here and understand what is going on here and I love the great contrast in this country,” he said.

Prof Juleen Zierath, Professor of Clinical Integrative Physiology and Member of Nobel Assembly, whose research has provided evidence for the physiology regulation of insulin signaling pathways in skeletal muscle, revealing key steps that are impaired in diabetic patients, warned of the rising cases of diabetes, which is growing like an epidemic. There are a lot of complications due to blood sugar, which are slow but serious, she said.

The announcements for the Nobel Prize 2019 are going to be made shortly in October. “Selecting three individuals for each category is very difficult as we have hundreds of individuals nominated,” she stated.

Asked if agriculture sciences can be considered for Nobel, she said that was not possible as they were bound to the word of Alfred Nobel.

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