Excerpts:""You have been honoured with the Bharat Ratna. How does it feel to receive
I am most grateful that my country has considered me worthy of receiving the Bharat Ratna award. I am really overwhelmed with this honour.""What is your advice to young scientists and enthusiasts who want to research and establish a career in science and technology?
Those who are interested in science should not give up whatever comes in the way. Determination to succeed is essential if one has to pursue science in
A large number of students have obtained PhD degrees and post-doctoral training with me and it has been a pleasure to work with these young people. My only hope is that I can do even better in the next few years since there is no limit to excellence. Furthermore, I would like
Of the various science subjects, chemistry seems to have done well. My recent experience with nano science and technology has shown that whenever we do targeted funding and provide the right facilities to institutions and individuals, it will be possible to get good results. In nano science, we were doing very little ten years ago. Today, I believe that
I heard about the award when I was at the
Our scientists have to pick the right problems - which will have an impact on the science concerned and get noticed in the world. This is something that all of us have to learn so that
Some of the research done in
As you know, graphene is a thin layered material which is only one atom thick. This material has created a big sensation. I am working nowadays not only on graphene but also on graphene mimics which involve graphene-like materials produced of other layered inorganic materials. Since I started working in this area in the last four-five years, there is a great boom. Artificial photosynthesis is another area of immediate interest to me because this is one way of producing hydrogen. If we can do in the laboratory what plants do so easily, it will be fantastic.""You are in the prime minister's scientific advisory council. Do you think scientists need more resources for research to achieve an impetus and breakthrough?
My routine for the day is to get up early in the morning at
I considered seriously about becoming a scientist when I was about 17 years, (when I just completed my bachelor's degree). This feeling got confirmed by the time I finished my master's degree in
atmosphere everywhere, a number of good things have happened in the last eight-nine years, like increased funding, greater support to scientists and creation of new institutions
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