Honeywell from its barrio has introduced Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Nobel laureate in physics, to the students and faculty of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India, as part of its global Honeywell Initiative for Science and Engineering (HISE).
Cohen-Tannoudji was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics for the development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light to near Absolute Zero. This discovery has given rise to a number of recent developments in this field.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor, VIT University, alleged that “Honeywell and VIT University share common goals that help us inspire our students to pursue fields in science and engineering. With this visit by the Nobel laureate and the exchange program we’ve established with Honeywell, we hope to energize today’s students to become tomorrow’s great leaders.”
“As a world leader in innovating cutting-edge technologies, Honeywell’s Technologists, Research / Engineering centers across the globe continue to innovate to address world’s toughest challenges like Energy efficiency, clean energy generation, urbanization / HGR development, safety & security and customer productivity,” held Suresh Venkatarayalu, president, HTS – Global.
Supplementing that – “It is important for us to inspire future budding engineers to demonstrate uncompromised empathy to understand the environment we live in, accompanied by a relentless focus and drive to innovate to make positive impact on the lives of consumers across the globe.”
Through HISE, Honeywell partners with top universities in China, Czech Republic, India, Mexico and other high growth regions to be able to inspire students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The initiative consists of a series of lectures by laureates, career discussions with Honeywell’s top engineers in the region, and informal and interactive exchanges between the laureates and students.
Up to the present time, Honeywell has brought the program to India 11 times, the most of any country ever since Honeywell began a laureate program in 2006.