Science Day Celebration

 

Aligarh : National Science Day-2022 was celebrated on 28th February by the Physics Department of AMU, in virtual mode. The day is observed to remember the invention of the “Raman Effect” by Indian Physicist Sir C V Raman for which he earned the Nobel Prize. Sir CV Raman was also conferred D.Sc. (Honorius Causa) degree by Aligarh Muslim University on 20th November 1931. The National Science Day-2022 programmes were held as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor in his message mentioned the importance of the National Science Day and congratulated the Department of Physics for achieving higher academic excellence with each passing year.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Prof Archana Sharma ( Senior Advisor for Relations with International Organizations Principal Scientist, Physics Department, CERN, Geneva Switzerland), said she has an emotional bonding with AMU.

Prof Sharma delivered a talk on the topic “Blue Sky Mega Science Research, CoronaVirus, Why Should I Care?.  She mentioned “Imagine a life without the words www or http? They emerged one fine day from a scientific laboratory! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Geneva, Switzerland is home to thousands of high energy physicists. By exploiting large sophisticated radiation detectors, designed and constructed over decades we are cumulatively seeking answers to questions about the origin, evolution and composition of our universe.

With the world wide web, medical imaging, diagnostic and treatment techniques, high-performance computing, space exploration, art restoration to name a few – the audacious, innovative cutting-edge technologies of particle physics have entered and transformed mainstream society, she stressed and traced the exciting adventure at CERN and how we can collectively “fight pandemics and catastrophes that are unknowns like COVID-19 and some known and silent challenges like cancer”.

The Dean faculty of Science, Prof M Ashraf, emphasized the importance of celebrations and released an Annual Report-2021 along with Physics Bulletin-2022 on the occasion.

Prof M Sajjad Athar, gave a detailed description of the department and importance of National Science day celebrations.

Prof BP Singh (Chairperson, Dept of Physics) in his welcome address gave an overview about all the activities organized by the department and its achievements.

On this occasion awards and certificates were given to the students for their research paper presentation, poster presentation, and essay writing competition.

The non-teaching staff members were also honoured on the occasion for their services.

The students of class 11th and 12th from Naurangi Lal Government Inter College, Aligarh were present on the occasion and participated in the online programme in the Conference Hall of Physics Department.

Dr Jai Prakash (Convener) conducted the proceedings.

 

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