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It is reported that three international academic publishers – Elsevier, Wiley, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) – have sought a ban on the websites Sci-Hub and LibGen, which make research papers and similar academic material accessible to all. More than 2000 scientists, professors, researchers, teachers and students from all over India have signed a statement supporting free access to knowledge and urging the Court and the Government to allow the Indian academic community to continue to access Sci-Hub and LibGen. The text of the statement and the names of a few signatories are given below. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT

You are invited to the third session of Nobel prize lecture series by the Universe Science Forum (USF) and ASTRONOMICA.  

Shri Arnav Chaturvedi and Shri Jatin Tekani (B.Sc. Physics students) will discuss on “Nobel prize in Physics” this Sunday (25/10/2020) @11:00 AM on YouTube Live @ UNIVERSE SCIENCE FORUM. 

Discussion on “Nobel Prize in Physics-2020”
Speakers: Shri Arnav Chaturvedi and Shri Jatin Tekani  
Date: 25 October, 2020 Sunday
Time: 11:00 AM

YouTube Live @ UNIVERSE SCIENCE FORUM

Link : https://youtu.be/bgKE5l9fl1w

Breakthrough Science Society, Tamil Nadu chapter has been conducting a series of talk cum discussions every week on the history of science based on the chapters in the book “A Brief History of Science” published by the Breakthrough Science Society. The 15th session was held on Oct 9, 2020. The topic was ‘The development of Quantum Mechanics’ and the speaker was Dr S V M Satyanarayana, Dept of Physics, Pondicherry University. 

The talk can be viewed at the following link:

CLICK HERE

Other talks in the series also can be viewed on the Facebook page:  bsstamilnadu chennai

On the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the great humanist  Ishwar ChandraVidyasagar,a webinar  was organized on ‘Life struggle of Vidyasagar’  on 27th of Sept 2020. Dr. Dipti Gaud (teacher) was one of the speakers. Similar programs were organised in Guna, Indore and Ashoknagar. In Guna the main Speaker was Mr. Sachin Logariya (Fd. Safety officer). The program  was conducted by Mr. Vikas Bansal. In Ashoknagar the main speaker was Dr. K N Jha (Principal, Govt  polytechnic College Ashoknagar, M P). The program was moderated by Mr. Krishna Bairagi. Good  number of students attended the webinars.

An online – science  competition was organised by Breakthrough Science Society, Gwalior chapter on the occasion.

We would like to invite you to attend the following webinar organised as a part of ‘World Space Week Webinar Series’.


Topic: A brief history of exoplanets: from their discovery to present
Speaker:Dr. Manoj PuravankaraFaculty member, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 

Date and time: October 17, 2020, Saturday, 11 AM
For free registration please visit:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezJ4b_Nh-2UsOTTGd_gMCuMq5hFpJTjh3ZFfdaEcq5AVjVJQ/viewform

Organized by

Breakthrough Science Society, Trivandrum Chapter

 As per Universe Science Forum‘s tradition since it’s inception, we will be hosting a lecture series on this year’s Nobel prizes. For the first session, Dr. Durgesh Modi will discuss this year’s Nobel prize in Medicine/Physiology this Sunday (11/10/2020) @11AM on Facebook Live @ UNIVERSE SCIENCE FORUM. 

A talk on “Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology”
Speaker: Dr. Durgesh Modi
Date: 11 October, 2020 Sunday
Time: 11 AM
Facebook Live @ UNIVERSE SCIENCE FORUM

Link : https://fb.me/e/4kOMFblji

·   The talk will be primarily in Gujarati.

·   Chemistry & Physics prizes will be discussed in subsequent weeks.

*_વિજ્ઞાન ચેતના_* નો 28મો (ઓક્ટોબર_૨૦૨૦) અંક.
28th issue (October_2020) of *_VIGYAN CHETNA_*.
Link : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tSXIdh7Gg9FMFAn1gnL1lHFU3keV9olx/view?usp=sharing