SciTech Spins 4th Lecture: School Students to Learn About Mysteries of Universe from IIT Delhi Scientists

New Delhi: The fourth lecture for school students under the SciTech Spins Lecture Series organised by IIT Delhi will be held on December 18, 2021. SciTech Spins is an academic outreach initiative by the institute for the school students especially from classes 9th – 12th.
During the fourth online lecture titled “Unraveling Nature: From the Galaxies to the Quantum Realm”, IIT Delhi scientists Prof Suprit Singh, Prof Abhishek Muralidhar Iyer and Prof Tarun Sharma from the Department of Physics will explain about the universe and its history to the students.
Questions like “Can electrons walk through walls? What do atoms look like? Why does matter have a mass? How can sky be used as a laboratory?” will be taken up by the speakers during the lecture divided into two parts.
In the first part titled “A Brief History of the Universe: From the Big Bang to the Present”, Prof. Suprit Singh will take the students on a tour of the universe from its beginnings. While the second part, delivered by Profs Iyer and Sharma, will dive into the world of elementary particles.
Giving a glimpse of their lecture, the team said, “One of the fundamental challenges of the human race is to understand nature in all its manifestations. This includes objects as large as galaxies and stars to the fundamental particles like the electrons. Over the past several centuries, our understanding has undergone a process of steady evolution. This talk will attempt to retrace the important steps in this progression and eventually lead to our understanding today.”
The lecture will also be live streamed on the institute’s official YouTube channel- https://youtu.be/KZspUbQUFO8 .
The 3rd SciTech Spins lecture titled “Materials that Matter” accompanied by laboratory demonstrations was held on November 20th, 2021. It received an overwhelming response from the attendees.
A class 8th student named Ms Gauri Garg, who attended the 3rd lecture penned a note to one of the professors after the talk, “I enjoyed this online session and want to thank you for making learning tough concepts so simple, entertaining and engaging. When I joined the session, my mother told me that the topic was for senior students, but once you started talking, I could understand it quite easily. The examples that were taken up were also very exciting. I loved it when you connected the concepts to the science taught in my class.”
The inaugural SciTech Spins lecture titled ‘Design Thinking- A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving’, second lecture titled “Learning to Learn Through Modeling” were organised on September 11 and October 23, 2021, respectively.
IIT Delhi is giving e-certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the lecture. They will also be invited to ‘Open House’, an annual intellectual fest organised by IIT Delhi, which provides an ideal platform to school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of Science and Technology.
Schools may reach out to IIT Delhi through its Associate Dean, Academic Outreach & New Initiatives (adoni@iitd.ac.in; acadoutreach@iitd.ac.in) to nominate their students for SciTech Spins lecture series.

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