By Fred Hoyle (auth.), Dr. B. G. Sidharth (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402043597

ISBN-13: 9781402043598

ISBN-10: 1402043600

ISBN-13: 9781402043604

Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technological know-how Centre, Hyderabad, India, all started a sequence of lectures by way of Nobel Laureates and different scientists of overseas renown, frequently in Physics and Astronomy, occasionally in existence Sciences and Chemistry.

The current assortment more often than not involves lectures on frontier themes. The transcript of every lecture is preceded by way of a quick biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question.

The lectures are aimed toward, and available to a large non-specialist yet greater informed audience.

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He came to Hyderabad accompanied by his wife Lady Stella and thoroughly enjoyed the sights, a press conference and of course his lecture. He remarked that there was a lot more enthusiasm for science in the Indian media compared to the Western media. We had suggested a unique trip to the tea gardens of the North Eastern State of Assam, after his visit to which he readily agreed. Lady Stella had spent her childhood in India and the Porters visited a couple of nostalgic places which still evoked memories of the Raj.

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