Scientists from IIT Delhi to teach school children about the universe and its history in a series of lectures
Students interested in learning about the universe, its beginnings and history can learn from the experts in the next series of lectures. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will conduct the fourth conference in the SciTech Spins Student Lecture Series on December 18. The series is an academic outreach initiative of the institute for students in grades 9 to 12.
During the fourth online conference titled “Unraveling Nature: From the Galaxies to the Quantum Realm”, scientists from IIT Delhi, Professor Suprit Singh, Professor Abhishek Muralidhar Iyer and Professor Tarun Sharma from the Department of Physics will speak of the universe and its history to students.
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Various questions such as “Can electrons pass through walls?” What do atoms look like? Why does matter have mass? How can the sky be used as a laboratory? will be answered by the scientist during the conference.
The course is divided into two parts. In the first part entitled “A Brief History of the Universe: From the Big Bang to the Present”, Professor Suprit Singh will take students on a tour of the universe from its beginnings. While the second part, which will be delivered by Professors Iyer and Sharma, will talk about the world of elementary particles.
Commenting on the fourth conference, scientists from IIT Delhi said: âOne of the fundamental challenges of the human race is to understand nature in all of its manifestations. This includes objects as large as galaxies and stars to fundamental particles like electrons. Over the past few centuries our understanding has undergone a process of constant evolution. This conference will attempt to retrace the important stages of this progression and will ultimately lead to our understanding today.
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Participants will receive electronic certificates from IIT Delhi and will also be invited to ‘Open House’, an annual intellectual feast hosted by the institute which provides a platform for students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of science and technology.
IIT Delhi led the third SciTech Spins conference on November 20 on âMaterials that Matterâ. The inaugural SciTech Spins conference was titled âDesign Thinking – A Powerful Tool for Problem Solvingâ and was held on September 11th and the second conference titled âLearning to Learn Through Modelingâ was held on October 23rd.
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