Nobel winner V Ramakrishnan refuses to attend Indian Science Congress, calls it a 'circus'

India-born Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has refused to attend the Indian Science Congress ever in future and called it a 'circus'.

Nobel winner V Ramakrishnan refuses to attend Indian Science Congress, calls it a 'circus'

Chandigarh: India-born Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has refused to attend the Indian Science Congress ever in future and called it a 'circus', it was reported on Wednesday.

As per a ToI report, the Nobel laureate Venkatraman, who had attended a day-long session of a previous Congress, finds it unworthy of attending the event as very little science is discussed in that.

''It was a circus. I find that it's an organization where very little science is discussed. I will never attend a science congress again in my life," he was quoted as saying.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan had, last year, objected to politics and religious ideology being mixed with science.

The ongoing annual Science Congress is currently being held in Mysuru.

Tamil Nadu-born Venkatraman is a structural biologist at Cambridge University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009.

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