SNBNCBS will sponsor and co-organize the following outreach activities in College/Universities of West Bengal as well as in Northeast under the VASP programme.
A one-day outreach program on "Wonders of science: Explore and Learn" was held at Tarakeswar Degree College on 25th August 2023 in collaboration with S N Bose National Centre of Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS). The symposium was attended by almost 200 students, out of which 120 were from neighboring schools and colleges. After the inaugural session, talks were delivered by Dr. Manik Banik on 'The Nature is Nonlocal Ultimately', Dr. Ali Hossain Khan on "Why Nano is so special?", Dr. Manoj Mandal on "the Role of Biological Sciences in Society" and Dr. Ramkrishna Das on the topic of "Chandraloke Obhijan" (Missions to the Moon). In the afternoon session, The Ph.D. students from SNBNCBS held the quiz competition which was a huge success and encouraged participants to learn more about science. It was followed by demontration of simple experiments by Dr. Arijit Haldar and the PhD Scholars of SNBNCBS, that explained physics concepts like the laws of motion, the conservation of energy, and the characteristics of light. The students enjoyed the demonstrations to learn about scientific principles. The highly motivated participants stayed back till the evening to observe the sky through the telescope. They found the sky watching to be very much fascinating. The symposium was a huge success and it contributed to increasing awareness of the value of science in everyday life as well as to encourage attendees to discover the wonders of science and to pursue careers as scientists and innovators in the future.
Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) successfully hosted an outreach Program, 'ASTRO-QUEST' on 4th August 2023 at Panchakot College, Purulia, in association with Panchakot College and Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (SKBU), Purulia. Around 210 people (about 65% participants were from backward categories) including a large number of students of classes IX-XII of the nearby schools, a few teachers of the respective schools and the members of the science departments of the said college participated in the program. The program comprised of three scientific talks, a quiz competition and a sky-watching program, besides the inaugural and valedictory sessions. The resource persons (Profs. Soumen Mondal, Taps Baug, Ramkrishna Das, Chiranjib Barman, Sanjay Kumar Mondal and Sushanta Kumar Mandal; Mr. Rajib Kumbhakar and Mr. Avijit Mondal from SNBNCBS and SKBU) explained various facets of modern Astronomy and the importance of S N Bose Astronomical Observatory on Panchet hilltop, Purulia. The views expressed and explored on this platform by the resource persons made the audience highly motivated.
An One-Day Program was organized at Ranaghat College, Nadia, WB, on 26th may 2023. Around 150 participants (about 60 participants were from backward categories) from the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the saicollege participated in the program. After the inauguration, three talks were delivered by Profs. Ranjit Biswas, Manik Banik and Ramkrishna Das. In the afternoon, two experiments were demonstrated by Prof. Arijit Haldar and the students (Pritam Roy, Keshav Shaw, Dipyendu Dhar and Sourav Mandal) from SNBNCBS. The program ended with a sky-watching program by Prof. Ramkrishna Das and Mr. Avijit Mandal. The students were very happy and interacted with us to know more. Overall, the program was a great success.
SNBNCBS will sponsor and co-organize the following outreach activities in College/Universities of West Bengal as well as in Northeast under the Theoretical Physics Seminar Circuit (TPSC) programme.