IIT Delhi to deliver 3rd SciTech Spins Lecture for school students on November 20

Professors Ashok K Ganguli of Department of Chemistry and Rajesh Prasad of Department of Materials Science and Engineering will deliver the lecture.

IIT Delhi to deliver 3rd SciTech Spins Lecture for school students on November 20 IIT Delhi (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 18, 2021 - 7:12 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will deliver the third SciTech Spins lecture for school children titled “Materials that Matter” on November 20.

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IIT Delhi professors Ashok K Ganguli of the Department of Chemistry and Rajesh Prasad of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will deliver talks, accompanied by laboratory demonstrations.

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The Institute will also live stream the lecture on its official YouTube channel.

Ganguli's talk titled 'Materials in Nature and for the Future' will focus on what one can learn from nature that is, fireflies, butterflies, sharks, leaves, and design new materials for smart windows, imaging of interiors of cells, protecting surfaces from bacteria, and other modern technologies for handling extreme temperatures, an official statement from IIT Delhi said.

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Prasad, whose talk is titled “Sinking of Ships and Falling of Aircrafts: The Science of Deformation”, with the help of some simple experiments using balloons and paper strips, will explain to the students some interesting situations like when a steel hammer hits an ice block what breaks is ice and not the hammer. But when the steel hull of the Titanic hit an iceberg, why it broke into two and sank, the statement added.

“SciTech Spins is an academic outreach initiative by IIT Delhi for school students from class 9 to 12. The Institute gives e-certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the lecture,” the statement further said.

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IIT Delhi will also invite these students to 'Open House', an annual intellectual fest that offers a platform to school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of science and technology.

Schools wishing to nominate their students for SciTech Spins may reach out to IIT Delhi through Associate Dean, Academic Outreach and New Initiatives, IIT Delhi at the email id - adoni@iitd.ac.in and acadoutreach@iitd.ac.in.

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