The ‘Nobel’ Feeling - Understanding how we ‘feel’ the world around us

Saptarshi Maji

We all react to touch and heat, but how do we perceive that sensation? This article talks about the mechanism of touch and temperature receptors that won the Nobel prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2021.

Spinning the world of physics into chaotic territory

Prajwal Padmanabha

Complex systems are exactly as the name suggests, complicated. They are hard to understand and predict, and they are everywhere. This article talks about what makes them hard to understand and shows how scientists have overcome these difficulties, which led to them winning the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The Nobel Peace Prize Awards

Sayak Dasgupta

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize awards came at a critical juncture amidst the ongoing crackdown by governments and private corporations on the institutions of free press and freedom of expression. This article brings forth the struggles and successes of the two recipients of the award, and also throws light on the importance of the free press in a world where yellow journalism has been evergrowing.

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2021

Aditya Verma

This year, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel, recognized contributions to labour economics and the understanding of cause-effect relationships through natural experiments.

The Asymmetric World: A Nobel Tale

Subhajit Chakraborty

This beautiful world and Mother Nature host an alluring interplay of different symmetric and asymmetric objects on the basis of which all life processes, climatic phenomena, and other scientific activities occur. Scientists have been trying to decode this interplay of symmetry and asymmetry for a long, long time now, and it seems there is significant growth in this process.

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot!

Naman Agrawal

Understanding how humans perceive the world around them has been a central driving force for most of our scientific endeavours. Two key pieces of the puzzle, namely temperature and touch sensors, were discovered by Dr. David Julius and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian for which they were awarded the Nobel prize in 2021. This article aims to elucidate the methodology followed by the nobel laureates for their discoveries.

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PLOS SciComm

In this recent blog publication in PLOS SciComm, Anna Funk discusses the fine line between science communication and science journalism

#WIISER - Women in Science at IISER

Cogito137-The thought capsule, is proud to host a showcase of amazing women, excelling at various STEM fields in IISER.

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Latest one : Dr. Rumi De: At the interface of physics and biology

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