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     ‘I’m A Scientist, Not A Woman Scientist’
India’s ace physicist feels that efforts to ensure participation of women in science should not be considered an act of ‘helping’ but value addition to science itself
nISonam Singh Subhedar
ndian physicist and Padma Shri awardee Dr Rohini Godbole has been recently conferred with the Ordre National du Mérite, one
of the highest honours granted by the government of France. Dr Godbole, a professor at the Centre for High En-
ergy Physics (CHEP), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, speaks to Science India on her long collaboration with the scientific community in Eu- rope and her commitment to promoting women in science.
You have dedicated your whole life to pure sciences. Our readers would like to know about your field of study.
I work on the subject of theoretical par- ticle physics; it is a subject that answers the question about fundamental build- ing blocks of nature and how they are put together to form the whole. This
Q&A
 INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH
Dr Rohini Godbole
 Professor/ Indian Institute of Science
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