Abhiraj P|Jun 30, 2022
IIT Delhi to deliver 4th SciTech Spins Lecture for school students on December 18
IIT Delhi is offering e-certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the lecture.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will deliver the fourth SciTech Spins lecture titled “Unraveling Nature: From the Galaxies to the Quantum Realm” for school kids on December 18.
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IIT Delhi professors Suprit Singh, Abhishek Muralidhar Iyer and 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 the sky be used as a laboratory?” will be discussed.
In the first part titled “A Brief History of the Universe: From the Big Bang to the Present”, Suprit Singh will take the students on a tour of the universe from its beginnings. While the second part, delivered by Iyer and Sharma, will dive into the world of elementary particles.
The Institute will also live stream the lecture on its official YouTube channel.
Giving a glimpse of their lecture, the IIT Delhi 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.”
IIT Delhi’s lecture for school students
The 3rd SciTech Spins lecture titled “Materials that Matter” accompanied by laboratory demonstrations was delivered on November 20, 2021.
A Class 8 student named Gauri Garg, who attended the 3rd lecture wrote a note to one of the professors after the talk saying, “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 first SciTech Spins lecture titled ‘Design Thinking- A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving’ and second lecture titled “Learning to Learn Through Modeling” were held on September 11 and October 23, 2021, respectively.
IIT Delhi is offering e-certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the lecture. The institute 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.
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