Nirmala Sitharaman visits National Science Foundation in Washington


Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Washington to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. She also visited the National Science Foundation headquarters in Washington where she was given virtual presentations on topics of astronomy, Artificial Intelligence for robotics, public messaging during health crises like Covid-19 by distinguished professors.

The National Science Foundation director Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan explained to the Finance Minister the work done by the foundation and took her on a tour of the NSF gallery. Some of the professors who made presentations include Dr. Katherine Bouman who is the lead researcher on the discovery of black holes, Nobel laureate and MIT Professor of Economics Dr. Abhijit Banerjee and Dr. Girish Chowdhary, co-founder and chief technology officer of Earth Sense.



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