TNSF Chithirai FEST-I

Summer Camp

Venue: Chandrasekar Hall
Institute of Mathematical Sciences

May 6 to 8 2019

Co-organised by
Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
& Tamilnadu Science Forum


About Program

As you are aware the TNSF, the Tamilnadu Science Forum has conducted several Popular Science Lectures during the last one year. This is part of its effort to popularize the science to the students at the college level.
Everyone knows the learning of science at college within the curriculum is not enough to acquire holistic knowledge of science at the appropriate time. To fill the gap between what students are acquiring through curriculum and what it is required, TNSF is planning its activities on higher science to students who are pursuing higher education.
In our internal meeting, a suggestion was made by many activists, particularly to conduct a summer workshop for students at the college level. TNSF Chithirai FEST-I is the result of this discussion.
This is our first science festival meant for engaging the students away from their regular curriculum and discipline in which they study. This shall have both lecture and demonstrations, covering the fundamental principles of law of nature.

We are starting the series of our Summer Camp for Students. This is the first one and named as "TNSF Chithirai FEST-I". The duration of this camp shall be 3 days. We will enrich future camps based on experience we gain in this camp. We would like to host a full-fledged week long camp in the years to come.

Program Schedule

Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - May 6th to 8th, 2019

Registration: 9:00 am to 9:30 am on May 6th 2019

Day 1 - 6th May 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

9:00 to 9:30 Registration.
9:30 to 10:00 Inauguration by Dr. G. Baskaran, Emeritus Professor IMSc: & Introduction to TNSF by P.K.Rajan Secretariat Member TNSF
10:00 to 11:10 Astronomy & Telescope making by Professor Dr. H.S.Mani, Chennai Mathematical Institute
11:10 to 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 to 12:45 Prof. Ravishankar demonstration on Physics experiments and discussions with participants
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:00 Principle of Relativity by Prof. V Murugan
15:00 to 15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 to 16:30 Neutrinos by Prof. M.V.N Murthy Emeritius Professor IMSc and discussion with participants

Day 2 - 7th May 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

10:00 to 11:00 Apes: ancestors, cousins, or us By Professor R.Geetha
11:10 to 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 to 12:30 Microbiology behind Cancer by Dr. Priya Ramanathan, Adayar Cancer Research Institute
12.30 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:00 Introduction to Microbiology Prof. Dr. D.Thirunavukkarasu
15:00 to 15:20 Coffee/Tea Break
15:20 to 16:20 Practical session Explaining TB, Typhoid, HIV etc

Day 3 - 8th May 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
IC&SR Auditorium Hall 2, IIT Madras

9:00 to 10:00 “Detecting elementary particles” by Prof. Prafulla Behera, IIT Madras
10:00 to 11:00 "Demonstration on Laser physics" By Prof. Prem Bisht, IIT Madras
11:00 to 11:20 Tea Break
11:30 to 12:30 "Demonstration on Microwave physics" by Prof. V. Subramanian
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 17:00 (Tea break 15:20 – 15:40)
“Demonstration on general Physics” by Prof. Harish, IIT Madras
“Detecting atmospheric muon using RPC detector”. By Prof Prafulla Behera
17:00 Conclusion and Certificate distribution


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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
IV Cross Road, CIT Campus,Taramani, Chennai 600 113


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