#NobelSolutions: Nobel Laureates Focus on World's Biggest Problems
Updated: January 06, 2016 13:49 IST
For the first time Nobel Prize Laureates come together to focus on the biggest challenges that affect India and the world.
In answer to 'How do we solve superstition?', Arthur McDonald added; "The solution is going to have to be the younger generations educate the older generation but also see that we educate the younger generation most completely."
Prannoy Roy asks the panellist: "Our countries are racked with superstition is a huge problem. Science really hasn't had the credibility to solve it in the grassroots. How do we solve superstition?"
Here's a little behind the scene action from the Nobel Summit.
During the discussion on cheap medicines kill the research, expensive medicines kill the poor? - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the Indian-born American and British structural biologist said, "Public health is state's responsibility. Health is a right and not just the privilege of the rich. If you work better you will generate more wealth."
Is the internet doing for our generation what the Gutenberg Press once did for the proliferation of information through books? Nobel laureates - Amartya Sen, David Trimble and Venkatraman discuss whether the role of internet is democratic or could it also be dangerous.
On Free Basics and Net Neutrality, David Trimble 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."
Canadian astrophysicist Dr Arthur B McDonald takes the stage: Dr McDonald speaks about the beginning of universe, the Big Bang Theory and neutrinos.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan prepares for a session with David Trimble and Amartya Sen. He will be discussing on topic: Is Internet both democratic and dangerous?
NDTV's Vishnu Som interviews Canadian astrophysicist Arthur B McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor McDonald will give the introductory Nobel Talk today.
Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Arthur McDonald and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan chat backstage before the event starts.
Indian economist and philosopher - Amartya Sen in discussion with Padma Vibhushan recipient Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.