Jan 23, 2022: Chemistry Nobel Laureate John Polanyi (Born: January 23, 1929)

Jan 23, 2022: Birth Anniversary of Otto Paul Hermann Diels (January 23, 1876)

Jan 11: Leonard Thompson became the first person to receive an insulin injection to treat Type 1 diabetes (Jan 11, 1922)

January 10, 2022: Remembering Medicine Nobel Laureate Sune Bergström

“Science does not know any national borders.” – Sune Bergström (1982 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

January 9, 2022: Remembering Medicine Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana

January 6, 2022

“All experimentalists know you have to do an experiment four times. The first one is a complete mess and shows only a hint that it might have worked. The second one is better but still messy. Then you do it the third time for the book. This is when you forget to add a reagent, or mix up the tubes or the centrifuge leaks. That is why there is always a fourth time.” – Sydney Brenner (2002 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

January 5, 2022

“In science creativity is the process of of putting together things that seem disparate. This is what makes the beauty of the scientific imagination.” – Serge Haroche (2012 Physics Nobel Laureate)

January 4, 2022: World Braille Day

Jan 2, 2022

“All the real knowledge which we possess, depends on methods by which we distinguish the similar from the dissimilar.” – Carolus Linnaeus

Jan 1, 2022

“Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, – there are always new worlds to conquer.” – Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

Dec 30, 2021: Remembering Rudyard Kipling, author of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Born: 30 December 1944)

Dec 28, 2021: Remembering biochemist Kary Mullis (Born: 28 December 1944)


November 13, 2021

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he (she) was born in another time.”  – Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Literature Nobel Laureate)

November 8, 2021: Discovery of X-rays and World Radiography Day

November 7, 2021

“You can’t always choose who comes into your life but you can learn what lesson they teach you.” – Sir C. V. Raman (1930 Physics Nobel Laureate)

November 7, 2021

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie (1903 Physics Nobel Laureate; 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

October 19, 2021

“In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a “discovery” of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up.” – Subramanyan Chandrasekhar (1983 Physics Nobel Laureate)

October 15, 2021

“In science, knowledge and understanding no longer appear quickly. Time, patience, trial and error are all essential ingredients in any screening process.” – Satoshi Omura (2015 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

October 7, 2021

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel García Márquez (1982 Literature Nobel Laureate)

September 28, 2021

“All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography.” – John M. Coetzee (2003 Literature Nobel Laureate)

September 22, 2021

“We need radical thinking, creative ideas, and imagination.” – Mairead Corrigan (1976 Nobel Peace Laureate)

September 21, 2021

“Progress depends on our brain. The most important part of our brain, that which is neocortical, must be used to help others and not just to make discoveries.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini (1986 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

September 19, 2021

“New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.” – Max Planck (1918 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 18, 2021

“Without the love of research, mere knowledge and intelligence cannot make a scientist.” – Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 16, 2021

“In science, new ideas are at first completely neglected, later fiercely attacked, and finally regarded as well known.” – Konrad Lorenz (1973 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

September 15, 2021

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 14, 2021

“We need science and we need the smartest minds.” – Frances Arnold (2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 13, 2021

“Curiosity is a part of human nature, and there will always be science for the sake of science.” – Carl David Anderson (1936 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 12, 2021

“That one must do some work seriously and must be independent and not merely amuse oneself in life—this our mother (Marie Curie) has told us always, but never that science was the only career worth following.” – Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“A clear-cut solution to a long-persistent problem, when accomplished, often results in an enormous scientific or technological impact.” – Ryoji Noyori (2001 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 8, 2021

“Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.” – Linus Pauling (1954 Chemistry Nobel Laureate; 1962 Nobel Peace Laureate)

September 5, 2021: Teacher’s Day in India

“True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” – Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” – Scott Hayden

September 2, 2021

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck (1962 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 30, 2021

“Try and find something that you have a passion for.” – Charles M. Rice (2020 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 29, 2021

“Scientific endeavours with their positive and negative aspects are an integral part of humanity. We are forced to live with them whether we want or not and try to make the best out of it. But, we have also to accept the concerns of those who rather see the threatening aspects of science, that merely put into evidence the threatening side of the human nature.” – Richard R. Ernst (1991 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 28, 2021

“Success is knowing that you have done your best and have exploited your God-given or gene-given abilities to the next maximum extent. More than this, no one can do.” – Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 20, 2021

World Mosquito Day is observed annually on 20 August to commemorate British doctor Sir Ronald Ross‘ landmark discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

August 17, 2021

“Today’s real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated.” – Kofi Annan (2001 Nobel Peace Laureate; Former U.N. Secretary-General)

August 15, 2021

“Inspiration follows aspiration.” – Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 11, 2021

“The mind is capable of any selfishness and it thinks unworthy things whether you want to or not. Best to admit it is a bad child rather than to pretend it is always a good one. Because a bad child can improve but a good one is a liar and nothing can improve a liar.” – John Steinbeck (1962 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 10, 2021

“Research is largely a question of motivation and passion.” – Jean Tirole (2014 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 9, 2021

“I was not always the best student with the highest grades, but my teachers saw something in me and tried to encourage me.” – May-Britt Moser (2014 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 8, 2021

“I think the best thing that I can say about mentoring is that if you’re a good role model yourself, that’s the best way. Someone who is passionate about his or her work, curious, dedicated, honest, has integrity and is self-critical about data.” – Joseph L. Goldstein (1985 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 7, 2021

“The ideal organizational environment encourages everyone to observe, collect data, and speak up.” – Richard H. Thaler (2017 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 6, 2021

“The discovery of penicillin was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.” – Alexander Fleming (1945 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 5, 2021

“Awareness of our problems thus does not necessarily mean that they get solved. It may just mean that we are able to perfectly anticipate where we will fall.” – Esther Duflo (2019 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 4, 2021

“We are not making science for science. We are making science for the benefit of humanity.” – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (2008 Medicine Laureate)

August 3, 2021

“In our science endeavor, the thrill of discovery is the real fuel for taking off but the flight becomes satisfactory and enjoyable when recognition by peers, perhaps the most significant reward, becomes evident.” – Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 1, 2021

“I rejoice in the large community of quantum chemists, to which I belong. Over the years, we have worked closely together, freely exchanging ideas and inspiration. It is a great delight to me that a scientific career can lead to so many friendships among people from so many nations.” – John Pople (1998 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 30, 2021

“Every kid has a talent that we should encourage” – Bernard L. Feringa (2016 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 29, 2021

“My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements, and operate the device entirely in my mind.” – Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

July 28, 2021

“Life is long, and you can have many different lives. You can learn many different things, and you never know when they will be useful, so learn as much as you can and combine your knowledge in new ways. Adapt, be flexible and never stop learning.” – Frances Arnold (2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 26, 2021

“Be enthusiastic about life. Be thankful for life and be thankful to people who like to engage in meaningful dialogue with you.” – John B. Goodenough (2019 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 24, 2021

“You need to be patient, persevere and build resilience.  It’s OK that today didn’t work, but tomorrow you must try harder.  If you persevere, you get there.  And if you give up, you never get there.” – Mario Capecchi (2007 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

July 23, 2021

“One of the most important things as a scientist is that you have to be an optimist. If you’re a pessimist, a failed experiment will tell you that this whole idea is bad and you’ll quit. When you fail you just have to continue.” – Richard Henderson (2017 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 21, 2021

“Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.” – Abdus Salam (1979 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 18, 2021

“Knowing without seeing is at the heart of chemistry.” – Roald Hoffmann (1981 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“I could find my creativity by constantly reinventing myself.” – Emmanuelle Charpentier (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“It’s not about publishing in high-impact journals. It’s about solid work.” – Emmanuelle Charpentier (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 17, 2021

“There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.” – Henri Bergson (1927 Literature Nobel Laureate)

July 14, 2021

“You are not going to be successful if you don’t like what you do.” – Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 13, 2021

“Embrace your interests, your passions, and really give it your all!” – Jennifer A. Doudna (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 12, 2021

“Education is clearly the key if we are to build a greater appreciation of science into both the political and the public consciousness.” – Peter Doherty (1996 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

July 11, 2021

“Each new idea is dependent upon the ideas of the past. The whole structure of science gradually grows, but only as it is built upon a firm foundation of past research. Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.” – Owen Chamberlain (1959 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 10, 2021

“Every discovery takes place in more than a scientific context.” – Charles J. Pedersen (1987 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 9, 2021

“Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.” – Heinrich Rohrer (1986 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 8, 2021

“Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1906 Nobel Peace Laureate and 26th President of USA)

July 7, 2021

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr (1922 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 6, 2021

“‘A man who knows everything.’ This, reportedly, was my reply to a school teacher asking me what I’d like to become when I grow up. I was eight years old, or thereabouts, and what I wanted to say was “professor”, but, still not knowing everything, I had forgotten that word. And what I really meant was “scientist”, someone who unravels the secrets of the fundamental Laws of Nature.” – Gerardus ‘t Hooft (1999 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 5, 2021

“What matters today is not the difference between those who believe and those who do not believe, but the difference between those who care and those who don’t.” – Georges Pire (1958 Nobel Peace Laureate)

July 4, 2021

“After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of a historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.” – Marie Curie (1903 Physics Nobel Laureate; 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 3, 2021

“An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.” – Donald J. Cram (1987 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 2, 2021

“A scientific research is a search after truth, and it is only after discovery that the question of applicability can be usefully considered.” – Henri Moissan (1906 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 1, 2021

“The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.” – Sir Alexander Fleming (1945 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

June 30, 2021

26-year-old Albert Einstein formulated the two postulates of special relativity on 30 June 1905.

June 29, 2021

“Home is where I work and I work everywhere.” – Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)