Nobel laureates to speak at University of Mysore centenary celebrations

Nobel laureates to speak at University of Mysore centenary celebrations
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. (TOI file photo)

MYSURU: Nobel laureates Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Richard John Roberts will be delivering lectures as part of the centenary celebrations organized by the University of Mysore (UoM) in December.

UoM, during its year-long celebrations, has arranged lectures from Nobel laureates from various disciplines from across the globe. The first lecture was on September 4 at Crawford Hall where Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameena Bank, Bangladesh, and the 2006 Nobel Peace winner, gave a lecture on ‘Redesigning Economics to Redesign the World’.

The varsity authorities are inviting 12 laureates for the lecture series.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, famously known as Venki Ramakrishnan, an Indian-born American structural biologist who won the Nobel for Chemistry for their study of the structure and function of the ribosome, will speak at Crawford Hall on December 11.

Similarly, Nobel laureate Sir Richard John Roberts, an English biochemist and molecular biologist who won the Nobel in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 for the discovery of split genes. Roberts will talk on biochemistry on December 15.

Meanwhile, the Mysuru University has invited Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) chief for the centenary lecture programme in October-end.

AS Kiran Kumar, chairman of Isro will speak on the topic ‘India in Space’ on October 30 at the Crawford hall in the university.