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
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Breakthrough Science Society.
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..
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.
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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.