Karnataka Association for Advancement of Science (KAAS) and PES University jointly organized the Nobel Prize commemorative lectures on the 2021 Chemistry and Physics prize winning topics.
Dr. Shantanu Mukharjee delivered a Lecture on “Asymmetric Catalysis with Small Organic Molecules” which gave an insight on the Nobel Prize winning work of Prof Benjamin List of Germany and Prof David MacMillan of USA of 2021. He outlined the principles of Organ catalysis and described the various factors which make their contributions so important to the society at large.
Dr. J Srinivasan outlined the contributions of Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming" and Giorgio Parisi "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."
Both the speakers emphasized on how curiosity about the nature could lead to significant contributions to our process of evolution.
Dr. M R Doreswamy in his presidential remarks appreciated the research fraternity at the Indian Institute of Science and their contribution to the society. He also stressed on need for implementing the National Education Policy which provides
the opportunity for students to study subjects across disciplines which leads to overall development of their skills. He congratulated Dr. Siddappa, Former Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University for initiating the commemorative lectures at PES University which benefit both students and the Faculty alike.
Dr. Siddappa outlined the activities of the Karnataka Association for the Advancement of Science and its objectives.
Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar, PES University welcomed the Guests.
The function was attended by students of various programs offered by PES University across it’s campuses in Bangalore.