Shakti Maira: You combine strong passions for both science and aesthetics – how did this come about?

Pushpa Bhargava: Well, when I was growing up there was so much beauty all around. I was often struck by the beauty of flowers and trees, and I found fruits hanging from trees very beautiful. Later, I found some relationships in mathematics extremely beautiful. When I first started learning chemistry I found chemical structures to be very beautiful.

Shakti: As a cellular and molecular biologist, could you tell me what the role of beauty is in ...


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