#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates

Updated: January 06, 2016 15:46 IST

For the first time Nobel Prize Laureates come together to focus on the biggest challenges that affect India and the world. With increasing polarisation within nations and across the world - are we heading towards more internal violence and a major global conflict? Is the Internet both democratic and dangerous? Cheap Medicines kill research expensive medicines kill the poor?

Many big questions - with answers from the greatest minds alive.

#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates
Meet Canadian astrophysicist Dr Arthur B McDonald, also a co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. In the Nobel Summit, Dr McDonald speaks about the beginning of universe, the Big Bang Theory and neutrinos.
#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates
Amartya Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics. He is currently the Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics & Philosophy at Harvard University.
#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates
David Trimble is a British politician who was the First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998-2002). Speaking about free basics and net neutrality, David added - "I think that it is important that there is access to internet. The primary reason to do this is economic. The service provider comes later."
#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is a structural biologist who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is a Padma Vibhushan recipient & was knighted in 2012 for his services to molecular biology.

During the panel discussion on 'Is Internet both democratic and dangerous?' - Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said; If governments are clamping on Internet, danger of government becoming more totalitarian. Totalitarian state can clamp down on information. There is a danger that democracy will also want to exercise more control."
#NobelSolutions: Meet the Nobel Laureates
Kailash Satyarthi is a children's rights & education advocate & an activist against child labour. He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousufzai for their struggle against the suppression of children & young people & for the right of all children to education.
His NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan has helped rescue over 84,000 children from bonded labour & slavery.

During the Nobel Solutions, Kailash Satyarthi added, "The ugly truth is slavery still exists in its cruellest forms. A new dimension of slavery that has emerged in the last few years is much more dangerous and shocking."

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