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MIP* = RE — this is not a typo, it’s a breakthrough shaking up world of physics and maths

A new 165-page paper is a major quantum computational discovery that’s making physicists and mathematicians flock to it.
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Developing anti-cancer drugs to making sugar sweeter — 5 women trailblazers in science

The contributions by these lesser-known Indian women in the field of STEM have set examples for the next generation to follow.
Research assistants at work in a lab in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in Kharagpur

How mega science projects could help India become a $5 trillion economy

Industries based on physics & mega science projects reportedly generate over 16% of the total turnover in Europe, topping contributions from financial services.
CERN scientist Archana Sharma | Live Lab foundation

CERN scientist Archana Sharma says Indian girls need more female role models in STEM

CERN scientist Archana Sharma, who was part of the team that discovered Higgs Boson in 2012, tells ThePrint what brings her back to India every 6 weeks.

The 3 Physics Nobel Prize winners who transformed our understanding of the universe

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half to James Peebles and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

Want to know what makes chocolate taste so great? It’s physics

Not very long ago, chocolate was far from the creamy, rich delicacy it is today. Back in the 19th century, it was brittle, hard, and not quite a favoured sweet.
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Not just April Fool’s, 1 April is the day measurements became simple for India

1 April 2019 marks 62 years since India accepted the 100-paise-to-a-rupee formula, or the 'decimal coinage system'.
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Pakistan’s first Nobel winner was shunned for being Ahmadi. A documentary brings him back

Dr Abdus Salam won the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics. But in his home country Pakistan, he is all but forgotten because of his religious affiliation.
File photo of Stephen Hawking on April 12, 2016 in New York

Stephen Hawking’s final theory on black holes has been published, and you can read it for free

The new research explains how at least some information could be preserved once a black hole disappears
File photo of Stephen Hawking on April 12, 2016 in New York

If Stephen Hawking was born in India, he’d have been a wasted genius, locked in an ashram

Hawking came to India in 2001 and we watched the Archaeological Survey of India go scurrying for makeshift ramps at Red Fort. It stirred our conscience.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.