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Nobel jury racist, says physicist

An Indo-American physicist nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1979 and 2005 said on Sunday he did not get it because the jury was a bunch of "fools" and was biased against Indians. HT reports.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2010 23:49 IST
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An Indo-American physicist nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1979 and 2005 said on Sunday he did not get it because the jury was a bunch of "fools" and was biased against Indians.

ECG Sudarshan (79), professor at the University of Texas in the US, revealed this to a Malayalam television channel in Kochi.

"I didn't get the recognition because I was an Indian. The people who decided it were fools. They admitted that they had committed a mistake but never corrected it," he said.

He said the 2005 prize was awarded to an American scientist for a piece of work that was based on a paper he (Sudarshan) had published.

"I did the original work for which (Roy J) Glauber was awarded," Sudarshan said.

The US physicist shared the Nobel in 2005 for his theoretical description of the behaviour of light particles, on which Sudarshan had done a study.

In 1983, Indo-American physicist Subramanyan Chandrasekhar got the Nobel Prize.