He’s been called one of the 25 greatest living global Indians. He’s been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for services to science. He’s won the prestigious Padma Vibhushan.
But the titles – even the world’s most coveted intellectual prize of them all, the Nobel – don’t tell the story of how he helped decode some of the most complex secrets in genetics at the frontiers of biology and physics, and in the process unlocked a new window into how life works.
And in this riveting conversation, the hyper-articulate, plain-speaking SirVenki tells the riveting story of the human species, why the pursuit of science is an act of courage – and where science is set to take us.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.