Week-long training programme starts at Dept of Physics

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ALIGARH  : The Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, today launched a week-long training programme on Research Instruments in Condensed Matter and Nuclear Physics, as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. The training programme will conclude on September 25.

In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor emphasized the importance of basic science and said most of the advances in the medical field are based on basic sciences, especially Physics. He said that we cannot move forward without the help of basic sciences.

He urged the participants to do multi-disciplinary research as, he said, only the multidisciplinary approach can sustain the challenges of modern times. He assured all possible support by the University to the Department of Physics in conducting quality research and organizing science outreach activities.

The Vice-Chancellor also released the brochure of the training programme.

He said these kinds of training programmes will help in popularizing science research and lead scientists to take their innovations from the confines of laboratories to society and help materialize the motto of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative.

Chief guest, Dr Ashok M. Biradar (Honorary Scientist and Ex-Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi) stressed the need of experimentation to complement the theoretical phenomena through the examples of several basic topics of science. He underlined the example of nanotechnology and described how it connects all science streams such as physics, chemistry, biology, medical, etc.

He emphasized that a research area becomes a common thrust area only if it finds relevant application and uses for society. He said such training programmes are very useful for those who don’t have the research facilities at their institutes.

Later, in his keynote lecture on “Liquid crystal materials and displays thereof”, Dr Ashok highlighted the basics of liquid crystals and their applications in high-end research.

The guest of honour and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad Gulrez stressed the significance of such training programmes in encouraging indigenous research in science. He said such training programmes are of great importance in developing countries where research resources are scarce.

Prof. Qamrul Hasan Ansari, Dean, Faculty of Science discussed the importance of such training programmes in the context of early research.

Another Scientific lecture was delivered by Prof. Shahid Husain on “Structural analysis of Materials using X-ray diffraction technique”.

Earlier, Prof. B. P. Singh (Chairperson, Department of Physics) welcomed the guests and highlighted the importance and usefulness of the training programme. He stressed the need for developing a scientific temperament and scientific spirit for achieving more and more technological advances.

Dr M. Wasi Khan introduced the STUTI initiative of DST and discussed its main features and components.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Dr Jai Prakash conducted the programme and supervised the activities under the “One Week Training Program on DST Supported Advanced Research Instruments”. He also proposed a vote of thanks.

In the afternoon session, hands-on training activities were held and the participants were familiarized with scientific equipment, such as Spectrometers, Microscopes, Liquid Crystals, Oscilloscope, Diffractometers, etc., and demonstrations were made as per the directions of the Government of India.

 

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