EXPERIENCE AT ‘VIGYAN SAMAGAM’

It’s said that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

On the 21st of August 2019, we, a group of 40 students, had the opportunity to take part in the World’s first-ever multi-venue Mega-Science exhibition ‘Vigyan Samagam’ at the iconic Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum organized by the Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Science Museums. This exhibition brought world major Mega Science projects together from CERN, LIGO, TMT, FAIR, INO, SKA and ITER.

We attended the talk by­­­­­­ Dr. Ravi A. V. Kumar, Co – Director of DST-SERC School on Tokamaks and Magnetised Plasma Fusion, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhiinagar on Plasma; the fourth state of matter and the myriad applications of it. We came to know that ITER is an experimental fusion reactor facility under construction in Cadarache, south of France to prove the feasibility of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy and that India is one of the country in the ITER partners comprising of the European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States of America.

We also were introduced to the projects on the detection of neutrinos, sensing ripples in space time etc…

We wholeheartedly thank our Principal and the Department of Physics, Electronics and Computer Science for providing us with this rare opportunity.

                                                                  VARUNI H.K (1 PCMC I)

                                                                  RISHITA UMASANKARAN (1 PCMB G)

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