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One-Day Workshop
On
“Light and Light-based Technologies”
Organized by
Department of Physics and Materials Science & Engineering,
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology,Noida
Sponsored by
The National Academy of Sciences, India(Delhi Chapter)
On
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Venue: Lecture Theater 4, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector-62, Noida-201307.

The workshop: On 20 December 2013, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Celebrating IYL 2015, several activities have been organized by different academic bodies all over the world in 2015. NASI has also organized a few events to celebrate IYL 2015. It has also published two books on this occasion. Present workshop is part of yearlong celebration of IYL 2015.

Nature of the workshop will be similar to the tutorial organized prior to the international conferences. In the lectures fundamental and conceptual ideas of undergraduate optics will be discussed with a focus on state of art applications of the same. Renowned experts of respective fields will conduct the workshop. The lectures will be delivered using black board and also power point presentations. A quiz will also be organized.


Who Should Attend: Undergraduate students and teachers associated with teaching optics at the undergraduate level or at the higher secondary sections of the schools.

Registration Fees : Rs. 200 per participant (includes Working lunch and Registration Kit.

Maximum Number of participants : 150.

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Tentative Program

9:30 am -10 am Registration and distribution of workshop kit.
10 am- 10: 15 am Inauguration
10:15 am – 11:15 am Talk 1: Professor Ajoy Ghatak, IIT Delhi, E=mc2 and what is light?
11: 15 am - 11: 45 Tea Break
11:45 am -12: 45 pm Talk 2: Dr. Rajeev Jindal, NTL Electronics, Solid state lighting - A brief introduction
12: 45 pm- 1: 30 pm Talk 3: Prof. Amit Sharma, ICGEB, Light reveals molecular life
1: 30 pm -2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 pm-3: 15 pm Talk 4: Professor Ajoy Ghatak, IIT Delhi,Fiber Optics.
3:15pm-3:30 pm Quiz on the topics discussed until then
3: 30 pm-4:30 pm Talk 5: Professor Patrick Das Gupta, DU, What light tells us about the universe?
4: 30 pm-5:00 pm Prize distribution for the quiz, distribution of certificates of participation and valedictory session.


About the Speakers

Professor Ajoy Ghatak

Professor Ajoy Ghatak

Professor Ajoy Ghatak did his BSc from Agra College, MSc from University of Delhi and PhD from Cornell University and was a Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He joined IIT Delhi in 1966 where he was a Professor of Physics. He now spends his time doing guest lectures at schools, colleges and universities. Professor Ghatak is author of several books, including his texts on OPTICS, Fiber Optics (coauthored with Professor K Thyagarajan) and on Quantum Mechanics (coauthored with Professor S Lokanathan). His latest book is Albert Einstein: A Glimpse of his Life, Philosophy & Science . He is a recipient of several awards including the 2008 SPIE Educator award and the 2003 Optical Society of America Esther Hoffman Beller award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education; the 1979 CSIR SS Bhatnagar award, the 16th Khwarizmi International award, the International Commission for Optics Galileo Galilei award and the Indian Physics Association MM Chugani award for his research contributions in Fiber Optics.

Professor Patrick Dasgupta

Professor Patrick Dasgupta

Professor Patrick Dasgupta completed 5-years integrated M.Sc. (Physics) in 1981 from B.I.T.S., Pilani, Patrick Das Gupta joined I.I.Sc., Bengaluru, as a research scholar in the department of physics. He left for T.I.F.R., Mumbai, in 1982 to join the Theoretical Astrophysics group as a PhD student. After completing his PhD on the topic of distribution of radio-galaxies in 1988, he joined I.U.C.A.A., Pune, as a post-doctoral fellow under TWAS fellowship in 1989. He visited University of Cardiff, UK, and Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, briefly as a senior research fellow to learn gravitational wave data analysis techniques. After returning back to I.U.C.A.A. in 1990 as a C.S.I.R., research associate, he worked on gravitational waves from mini-creation events and periodicity in quasar redshifts. He moved to the Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, in 1993 as a faculty member. Patrick Das Gupta has been a professor in this department since 2004, and has been researching in the field of baryogenesis from primordial black holes, general relativity, cosmology, gamma ray bursts, and effects of gravity on Bose-Einstein condensates and foundations of quantum mechanics.

Professor Amit Sharma

Professor Amit Sharma

Professor Amit Sharma is Group Leader of Structural Biology at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi. Previously, he was at Purdue, Northwestern and Oxford Universities as student and researcher over a period of 15 years. His interests span are in structural and molecular biology, with a focus on infectious and lifestyle diseases. He is a fellow of all the three science academies of India, and outside of science his interests are in human evolution, photography, cinema, music and ornithology.

Dr. Rajeev Jindal

Dr. Rajeev Jindal

Dr. Rajeev Jindal has done his PhD in Physics from IIT Delhi in 1998. He did his MSc from IIT Roorkee and BSc from Rohilkhand University. He has presented/published > 30 research papers at various conferences & journals and has filed 20 patents. He is currently working as Head – R & D at NTL Electronics. Before joining NTL, he has various work stints at IIT Kanpur, Moser Baer India Ltd, Sterlite Optical Technologies, Mississippi State University, USA and Universite de Nice, France. His current areas of interest are energy efficient devices, including solid state lighting e.g., LEDs and W-OLEDs and thin film solar cells e.g., CIGS and OPV, etc.


The registration fee has to be submitted along with the registration form, in person, to the Convener/Co-Convener latest by November 9, 2015. In case the participant wishes to pay it by Bank Draft, the bank drafts should be drawn in favor of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, payable at Noida. It may be noted that the registration will be done on first-come-first serve basis and registration form is available at the workshop webpage and at the office of the convener.