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Webinar on ‘Nobel Prize in Physics 2020’

Date and time: November 1, 2020, Sunday, 4 PM

Title: “Of Black Holes and singularities

Speaker: Prof. Jasjeet Singh Bagla

                Dean – Academics and Professor of Physics

                Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali

For free registration http://bit.ly/nobel-talk-2020

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Organised by 

Breakthrough Science Society.

https://breakthroughindia.org

Abstract: The Nobel Prize for Physics for the year 2020 has been
awarded for work related to black holes.  One half of the prize has
gone to Roger Penrose for   theoretical work that shows that formation
of black holes is possible, indeed it is inevitable in some situations.  The other half has been divided between Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for discovery of a supermassive object at the centre of our Galaxy.  In this webinar, the development of ideas and observational evidence leading up to the award winning work will be discussed, covering the specific contributions of award winners and their teams..  

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The online edition of the Hindi Science Magazine *’VigyanChetna’* published by the All India Committee of *’Breakthrough Science Society’* was unveiled and inaugurated by Dr. Soma Marla (Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics, ICAR, NBPGR, New Delhi) on 15 September 2020. A discussion was also held on the *”Role of Science magazine in spreading scientific thoughts” in which Dr. K N Jha (Principal, Government Polytechnic College, Ashoknagar, Madhya Pradesh) and Mr. Debashish Roy (Vice President, All India Committee, Breakthrough Science Society) was present as a speaker. The program was conducted by Dr. Vinay Kumar (In-charge,   Breakthrough Science Society, Delhi chapter). The program was broadcast live on the *”VigyanChetna”* Facebook page.

The second edition of ‘A Brief History of Science’ was released online on Oct 6 by Prof S G Dani, Former President, National Board of Higher Mathematics. On the occasion, Prof Bikas Sinha, Former Director of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics spoke on the life and work of Meghnath Saha. Please CLICK HERE to watch.

CLICK HERE to buy the Kindle version of the book :’ A Brief History of Science’

Kolkata: The day was observed in Jadavpur University, Calcutta University (Rajabazar Science College), Jogamaya Devi college and Charuchandra college. Observations were also held in Hindu School, Aryakanya  Mohavidyalaya and Victoria high  school under the initiative of  “Young scientist forum” affiliated to BSS and in two main spots of Kolkata – College street and Hazra More.

Dr. John G Spray, Director – Planetary and Space Science Centre, University of New Brunswick, Canada  delivering  his lecture titled  ‘Early  Earth  and Meteorite  Impacts’ at Priyadarsini planetarium, Thiruvananthapuram. 

A view of the audience