PUNE: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research will be starting a lecture series explaining latest developments in fundamental science and technology to technocrats. The series will start on November 15 at Symbiosis Auditorium, Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Hinjewadi and will be held between 4pm and 7pm. Admission is free of cost.
"The series of lectures aims to bring frontiers of science, which is the fountainhead of technology, to the doorstep of technocrats, thereby making them aware of the latest developments and help improve their preparedness in developing and/or adopting newer technologies. This, we hope, would make India at par in time and technology space with rest of the world: be in quantum computing or artificial intelligence or gene editing technologies or in the field of energy and reduction of carbon foot print," says the official release.
The first talk by Seema Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, IISER is titled 'From big data to fundamental constituents of universe: Chasing new physics at the LHC- Higgs, Dark Matter & more'. This will be conducted on November 15.
The second talk will be on Astrophysics in India: Technological challenges by Somak Raychaudhry, Director, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics on December 12.
The third lecture is by Satishchandra Ogale, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, IISER on the Powering the New World: Emergent Energy Solutions for a Better Tomorrow, on January 18.
The fourth talk will be delivered by Sanjeev Galande, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, IISER on Nature versus Nurture: How environment shapes our genes on February 6.
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