27-07-2017  Thursday


NIUS Physics 13.3 Program

Date: 01 May to 30 July, 2017
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

Venue: NIUS Building Physics Lab

Coordinator: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde

NIUS Physics 13.3 Program, Venue: Physics lab and NIUS G3


Thursday Seminar on "Sculpting Science: An Experiment in Art"

Date: 27 July, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar

Speaker: Shri Sukant Saran, TIFR, ABSTRACT: Scientific techniques and concepts unravel a wondrously beautiful hidden world which is intimately connected with what is visible. Artists, as is their wont, respond intuitively to its beauty and mystery; capturing and expressing that essence becomes a satisfying artistic pursuit. The Art about Science, existing independently on its own, can also be used effectively in education and outreach. In this talk I would elaborate on the aesthetic in Science, the scope of Art-Science interaction, and my efforts in the form of digital works and sculptures. About the speaker: A physicist turned artist, Sukant Saran considers Art a compelling means of self-expression and communication. His abstract pen-works have been shown in two exhibitions, “Meditations” (1998) and “Mindscapes” (2001), at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. He has held three exhibition of science-based art; (a) “Scientific Art – A Creative Interaction” (2006, IISc, Bangalore), (b) “SciSights” (2009, TIFR), and (c) “Scales: Micrograph-Photo Montages” (2012, TIFR and Panjab University, Chandigarh). Currently, he is involved in making science-based sculptures.