Nobel Prize Winner in chemistry (2009) Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is expected to visit Panjab University (PU) in January next year.
Professor Ramakrishnan, who will be on a three-day visit to Chandigarh, will interact with a group of meritorious school students at the PU auditorium on January 4.
Professor Ramakrishnan will visit the BMS block on PU south campus, and the Physics Department on the main campus.
He will then address the participants of the first and second INSPIRE camps that were held at the varsity earlier this year.
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Hargobind Khorana scholars from schools of Punjab will also get the opportunity to attend the lecture.
Professor Ramakrishnan will also be visiting the Chandigarh Region Innovation & Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) institutions during his visit to the city.
On January 3, he is going to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Mohali. On January 5, he will visit PGIMER.
Fondly known as Professor Venki Ramakrishnan, he was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.
A structural biologist by profession, he did his under-graduate studies at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, and went on to pursue a PhD in Physics from Ohio University.
PU had decided to bestow its Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on Professor Ramakrishnan, but he had expressed his inability to pay a visit to the varsity.
However, he had then informed PU vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover that he would someday interact with the varsity students.