Being French, and being clever, it was inevitable that Paul-André Meyer would have that qualité étonnante. Meyer loved mathematics and probability, languages and culture, and philosophy and history.
Explaining science, understanding technology
But there was another Shankar, beyond those mathematical equations and derivations, who aspired to touch many more corners of life’s convex polyhedron.
It is Sinhaji’s complete and unequivocal faith in the power of science that allows him to boldly venture into unknown technological terrain. “Science never lets you down, only we let science down”, he tells you.
We know the fundamental equations to predict weather, our computing power and prowess is increasing phenomenally, and the data gathering ecosystem is growing exponentially in size and reliability … so shouldn’t we also change the way we compute and predict?
Everyone seems to agree that the big bang will happen when big data marries AI. Big data will provide the knowledge, and AI will convert this knowledge into winning actions.
Someone asked Kalam why India needed intercontinental missiles. “You want to know why? My answer is very simple. Because strength respects strength!”
By joining National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Jha’s career acquired the right direction and focus at the most opportune moment – he would go on to become a truly successful, and much decorated, aerospace scientist.
Bimal Roy’s personal integrity is complete and unimpeachable