NIUS public talk on "Learning Science, Doing Research, 3 Idiot's Way"
Date: 15 June, 2017
Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Venue: V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Auditorium
Coordinator: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde
Speaker: Prof. Ajit Mohan Srivastava, IOP, Bhubaneshwar,
The talk will be in the mode of sharing personal views. Issues of interest, originality, creativity, imagination, have been subject of intense discussions in academic circles. This is an attempt to communicate personal views about these very difficult issues to students, trying to also give weightage to a student's perspective. Importance of originality, creativity etc. is always emphasized for the training of a young student aspiring for research. In practice, it seems to hardly find any place in the education system. The talk is not intended to tell "the correct path to follow" for research. Instead, the main motivation is to provoke students to question things the way they are, and to discover one's own ways towards learning while keeping alive the spirit of exploration and discovery.
About the speaker:
Ajit Mohan Srivastava, is a Professor at Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. He completed his B.Sc. from Allahabad University in 1981, M.Sc. from IIT Kanpur in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, USA in the year 1989. He worked as a Post doctoral researcher during 1989 and 1992 at the Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and during 1992 and 1994 at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (now KITP), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He joined Institute of Physics (IOP) in the year 1994 and continued to work at IOP till this day.
More about the speaker at: http://www.iopb.res.in/members/ajit