Chandigarh, November 8, 2008 : A special lecture on ‘New perceptions in Earth Physics’ by Prof. J. N. Nanda, Former Director, DRDO was organized on 8th November 2008, at 9.30 A.M. as part of the Seven-day Motivational Contact Program for talented School Students, being held at Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The lecture was presided over by Prof. H.S.Hans, Emeritus Professor, Panjab University . Prof. Nanda outlined his model of the earth’s constitution and the heat radiated from the inner core per square meter on the surface of the earth. He also talked about Planet growth and his perceptions.
The lecture on 7th November by Prof. S.K. Khanduja, from Department of Mathematics, P..U., entitled ‘fascination of numbers’ mesmerized the young audience. She outlined various interesting facets of ‘Fermat’s Last theorem’, ‘Prime numbers’ and ‘Perfect numbers’. Prof. S.P.Puri described various aspects of lasers and its applications. Dr. S. Sahijpal, in his characteristic style, took the whole batch of participants, for a voyage through the Universe. Prof. Manmohan Gupta, Chairman spoke on philosophy of science and research methodology according to Prof. Manjit Kaur, Coordinator, Dept. of Physics, PU.