28-day SERB inaugurates at GNDU
Phenomena affecting weather conditions will be discussed
Amritsar, November 26: A 28-day SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi) School on Nonlinear Dynamics was inaugurated here today in the Lecture Theater Complex of the Guru Nanak Dev University. This workshop is being organized by the Department of Physics of the university and sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi. A large number of students from various institutes across the country are participating. During this School, the effects relating to weather change via the so-called “Butterfly effect” and other similar phenomena where control of seemingly unpredictable systems is made possible will be discussed.
Dr. Kamaljit Singh, Dean Academic Affairs presided over the inaugural session. Dr. N.P.S. Saini, Head, Dept of Physics welcomed the chief guest and others. Prof. S.R. Jain, Scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, and, Chairman, Planning Committee, DST-SERB Schools threw light on the historical significance of SERB schools. Prof. Narpinder Singh, Director of Research shared his views regarding the School and gave best wishes to the participants.Prof. B.S. Bajwa, Dean Alumni Association of the University presented vote of thanks on this occasion.
Dr. Kamaljit SIngh in his presidential remarks said that it is an honour for our university and department of Physics to organize SERB School on Nonlinear Dynamics. He also thanked SERB for sponsoring the School. He mentioned the ubiquity of the Nonlinear dynamics in various contexts of Science as he mentioned efforts on nonlinear optics in his own research. He encouraged the students to take advantage of the School by interacting with all the speakers.
Prof. S.R. Jain, who is associated with these schools since 2004 thanked Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu and remembered the wonderful conversations he had with him while meeting him and by emails. He encouraged the participants to utilize the school and expand the horizon of their knowledge. He explained how the vistas of nonlinearity pervade the entire basic science through answering fundamental questions along with a myriad of applications. These applications range from physics of plasmas, accelerators, nuclear and condensed matter physics, femtochemistry, and even to neuroscience. This research field has applications in various real-life situations. He said that weather and earthquake could be predicted with the techniques elaborated during the School. Importantly, the early detection of Alzheimer and other neurological diseases could be detected more efficiently.
Earlier, Prof. N.P.S. Saini, in his welcome address detailed about the activities of the Department. Prof. M. Shrimali, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer and other senior faculty members were also present.