23-08-2018  Thursday

02 August to 31 December, 2018

Philosophy of Education

Every Monday (11:30-13:30), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. G. Kaur

Philosophy of Education for 1st year (Foundational Elective)
10 August to 15 December, 2018

Advanced Topics in Cognition

Every Tuesday (15:00 - 17:00), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building LSR Lab - 102

Coordinator: Prof. S. Chandrasekharan, Ms. D. Dutta & Mr. Durgaprasad K.

Advanced Topics in Cognition for 2nd Year (Elective)


Thursday Seminar on "Physics and the city of Mumbai"

Date: 23 August, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar


Prof. Vijay Singh


The megapolis of Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay) is a meeting pot amalgamating a large number of cultures; it is a commercial and entertainment epicenter; here grist and grime share space with shining structures. A typical Mumbaikar uses the municipal (BMC) water, commutes to work in an overcrowded local train or the public (BEST) bus and seeks relief in the evening by visiting the seashore, etc. While such everyday occurrences have at times inspired writers and poets, one would hardly suspect that they would catch the eye of a discerning physicist. We discuss in this presentation the (simple) physics of everyday occurrences in “Aamchi Mumbai”.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Vijay A. Singh completed his doctoral degree from the State University of New York, Albany in 1978. He was a Professor of Physics at IIT - Kanpur for over twenty years (1984 - 2004) and later at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education which (2005-2015) where he was the National Coordinator, Science Olympiads and the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS). He was also Adjunct Professor, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai University and at IIT Bombay. He is Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and is currently at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences located at Mumbai University as well as the Vice President of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). Prof. Singh has worked at several places abroad and has been a visiting faculty at universities in the USA. He has over 150 peer -reviewed interna-tional scienti c publications, several with undergraduate students who were part of NIUS. He was a co-author of the NCERT Physics Textbooks for Higher Secondary School Physics. He was also the chief editor of the Bulletin of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers. One of his hobbies is to solve and design problems at school and undergraduate level physics.

(www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/people/academic/vijay-singh and vijaysingh@physicssutra.blogspot.in)