Akshat Rathi

Reporter

Akshat Rathi is a reporter for Quartz in London. He has previously worked at The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
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In defense of the Nobel Prize

Guests dance during the traditional Nobel Prize gala banquet at the Stockholm City Hall December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency (SWEDEN - Tags: SOCIETY)

Even if you’re not a scientist or literary critic, you likely couldn’t help but notice that this week was Nobel Prize week (the last prize,…

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