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In News: British Nobel Laureate Resigns After Anti-Girls Remark

Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel prize winner, reportedly remarked that girls cry when you criticise them.

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London University professor, and Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt has quit his job following a furore spurred by his discriminatory remarks about women colleagues. Hunt, 72, faced the ire after he said that women colleagues should be assigned separate laboratories.

Hunt was addressing a conference in Seoul on Monday where he said that he faces “trouble with girls”. He continued to say what his problems were:

Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry.

— Tim Hunt, Professor of Physiology, London University

At the conference, Hunt also said that he has a bad bad reputation for being a chauvinist. The 2001 Nobel Prize winner later apologised for his remarks and clarified that he made the said remarks on a light note.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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