The Department of Science and Humanities coordinated this year’s National Science day Celebrations 2023.
On Feb 28 2023 - the occasion of the National Science Day, S & H department arranged a visit to the Department of Atomic Energy, Nyandahalli for interested students. DAE officials showcased their contribution in diverse fields of science and technology which was an eye opener for the students. The faculty from the S & H department accompanied the students.
As in the previous year, PES University in association with Karnataka Association for the Advancement of Science, Bengaluru organized a special Lecture Series on the 2022 Nobel Prize winning Science topics, on 28th March 2023. The talks were organised at the Prof. MRD block auditorium and were well attended.
The event was flagged off by Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor and Dr. K. S. Sridhar Registrar PES University.
This was followed by a keynote address by Prof. K. Siddappa President, Karnataka Association for the Advancement of Science, Bengaluru and EX. VC of Bangalore University on the topic ‘Sir CV Raman and Science in India’ which outlined the life and achievements of Sir CV Raman and the culture of scientific research gained momentum in the country.
Dr. H. N. Mahesh, Professor Department of Electronic Science, Bangalore University delivered the first invited talk on ‘Applications of Quantum Entanglement ‘ – an eye opener for many interested to know how the concepts of quantum mechanics has emerged in the forefront of every technology.
Dr. A. T. Biju Professor, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru gave an invigorating talk on how the Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry stitched together very significant observations in the past to get to their prize winning work. The talk was on ‘From 1, 3 - Dipolar Cycloaddition to Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Novel Annulation for Nobel Prize!
The concluding invited talk on ‘Understanding the significance of sequencing ancient DNA and the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2022‘ by Prof. Utpal S. Tatu Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, IISc threw light on the importance of DNA sequencing of fossils of the past has relevance to developments in medicine. Prof. Utpal encouraged students of PES University to visit his labs and get opportunities for conducting research on these interesting topics.
Prof. S. Radhakrishnan Chairperson (Physics cycle) welcomed the gathering and Prof. B. C. Prabhakar, Secretary KAAS proposed a vote of thanks.