Nobel Laureate and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University Prof Brain Schmidt, in an exclusive interview with Pallavi Jain emphasised the importance of STEM subjects and the need to invest more in R&D.
He also shed light on Australia India collaboration in the space sector and the Square Kilometre Array Project. Speaking about India’s Chandrayaan 3 and Aditya-L1 space missions he said that India can be incredibly proud of its cutting edge research.
He also spoke about why Indian students should come to Australia to study. “Australia understands India” said Professor Schmidt.
Catch this free-flowing and enlightening interview with one of the brightest minds of our time.
Professor Schmidt is one of Australia’s most eminent scientists. He is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside many other academic awards and distinctions.
Prof Schmidt was awarded the Nobel Prize “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae” which he jointly shared with Prof Saul Perlmutter and Prof Adam G Riess.
(Representative Image: Expanding Universe, CANVA)
He was appointed the 12th Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2016. Professor Schmidt spent most of his academic career as an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.