GUWAHATI, April 6 – The foundation day lecture of Physics Academy of North-East (PANE) was delivered by Prof YP Viyogi, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow, and former director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, at the lecture gallery of the Department of Physics of Gauhati University today.
The lecture was on the topic ‘Big science and small groups.’
In his lecture, Prof Viyogi discussed how a large number of scientists from across the globe were working in a collaborative way in mega-facilities LHC, FAIR, INO, etc.
"The domain of science in the present-day world is very big and it is fascinating to see how small groups all across the world are working in these mega-science facilities very successfully," he observed.
Prof Viyogi spoke about several research institutions and universities across India including Gauhati University, which has successfully been a part of such mega-projects. He also elaborated in detail the INO project of India, which has been set up in Tamil Nadu to study various properties of the miniature particle neutrino with the help of a large number of Indian physicists.
A lively interactive session with the audience followed the talk. The audience included PANE life members, invited guests, faculty members of various institutions including Gauhati University, research scholars, students, etc.
Earlier, Prof A Gohainbaruah, HOD, Physics of Gauhati University, gave the welcome address. Prof. Kalyani Barua, working President of PANE, in her lecture, stressed on increasing activities of PANE at the grassroots level.
Prof Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, general secretary of PANE, discussed the various activities of PANE from its birth in 1998 till today.