The first week of October was kick started with a meet up with the Résolution members. Here is all what happened!
The Résolution tribe of Ré had reached a count of 100, marking off yet another milestone in the path of Ré. To celebrate this, an engagement of the Résolution members was conducted and every member of the tribe was invited. The Resolution members were seated up based on their interests so that they can socialize with people having similar interests.
The evening opened up enthusiastically with an ice-breaker session, followed by an introduction by Arun Kumar Manoharan about the various portals to get connected with Ré. After this, the team leads provided an insight on how Ré works and a small peek into the recruitment process. The Résolution members involved themselves asking curious questions. The final 30 minutes turned out very entertaining as everyone were given random topics to debate. The success of the event was visible in the smiles and the energy of the people as they bid good-byes.
The past week had been a Nobel week with the Nobel prizes for the year 2016 being announced.
On 3rd Monday, the Nobel prize in the field of physiology and medicine was awarded to a Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Ohsumi had worked in the field of autophagy for the past 27 years and had made huge contributions to this field. It is also a surprising to note that the Nobel prize for medicine is awarded only to a single person as compared to previous times.
On Tuesday, the Nobel prize in Physics was shared by 3 physicists – one half to David Thouless and the other half was split between Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. The award recognizes their work in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
On Wednesday, for the design and production of molecular machines Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry. These molecular machines are modified molecules capable of doing controlled movements when energy is added.
The Nobel Peace prize was awarded to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to bring peace to the nation from the ongoing civil war between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. Though his accord was rejected by the people, his attempts to bring peace to the nation was recognized.
Persevere until it’s achieved!