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Eknath Ghate is a mathematician, one of India’s finest, and mathematicians are given to seeing order where others see beauty or chaos. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br />

Numbers and ancient symphonies

6 min read . 06 Feb 2014
Amol Dighe, professor, department of theoretical physics, at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br />

The neutrino hunter

5 min read . 10 Jan 2014
Satheesh Chukkurumbal Raghavan and his team of biochemistry students at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, found a molecule that impedes the repair of DNA broken in the course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy within cancerous cells. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />

Assassin of warped chromosomes

4 min read . 10 Jan 2014
Vijay Shenoy, professor of physics at Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science, has mathematically predicted the creation of a new subatomic particle, the rashbon, in the course of his research into quantum mechanics. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />

Vijay Shenoy’s rashbon prophecy

7 min read . 10 Jan 2014
Bikramjit Basu, an associate professor at the tree-covered, 114-year-old Indian Institute of Science, has successfully merged previously disconnected scientific worlds—a rare occurrence in this country—to become a pioneer at a sparsely frequented frontier in India. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />

Bikramjit Basu: The bone creator

6 min read . 10 Jan 2014
Yamuna Krishnan, 39, is one of eight men and women honoured with this year’s Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize, awarded to Indian scientists under 45 years of age.  Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />

Those incredible DNA machines

5 min read . 10 Jan 2014
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