We, the science activists associated with Breakthrough Science Society, are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Professor Thanu Padmanabhan, who passed away in the wee hours of Friday, 17 September 2021. Professor Padmanabhan had made seminal contributions to the areas of quantum gravity and cosmology. He was an intrepid researcher starting from his early student days, never afraid of tackling difficult problems. His first paper was published while he was still an undergraduate student, and he continued to be involved in research till his last breath. He left behind the rich legacy of over 300 research articles, hundreds of popular science articles, and twelve books.

Along with serious research, he was also actively involved in popularising science. His series of articles published in Resonance titled “Snippets of Physics” and “Dawn of Science” (which was later published as a book) attracted many youngsters to study the history of science in general and physics in particular.

Indeed, in his last interview, given just days before his demise, he had expressed his wish that he would like to be remembered as someone who has inspired the younger generation of scientists. True to that spirit, he used every opportunity to interact with students.
With his sad and untimely demise, we have lost a great scientist and an avid science populariser. We express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan Obituary

Basic Course in Astronomy (Free On-line Course)
Module -1: Introduction to Stars
Course instructor: 
DrSarita Vig
Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum
Topics to be covered – Brightness of stars, their apparent and absolute motions, types of stars and clusters, determination of their properties, spectral and luminosity classes of stars, star formation and stellar evolution.
Total duration: 15 hours
9.30 AM to 11.30 AM on 8 Sundays from September 12, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Background knowledge :  Higher secondary level physics
Certificates will be issued to the participants who complete the course with a minimum 80% attendance and score minimum 50% marks in the tests.
No. of participants will be limited to 90. Students will be given preference while shortlisting the applications.
To apply for the course visit :
Organised by
Breakthrough Science Society, Kerala chapter
in association with
Public Outreach and Education Committee – Astronomical Society of India (ASI-POEC)

Organised by Idukky district chapter, Kerala

Origin of life Episode-3 Evolution Of Human
Speaker :- Prof. Abhijit DuttaRtd. University Professor, University Dept. Of Zoology, Ranchi University
Origin of life Episode-3 Evolution Of Human

The YouTube link of the programme is given below.

The YouTube link of the programme is given below:

The YouTube link of the programme is given below.