Bengaluru, Aug. 23 : Opening new vistas to bring together youngsters and renowned researchers of the world to a common platform, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India on Monday convened the tenth Asian Science Camp.
The Seven day Asian Science Camp organized by IISc Bangalore during 21st -27th August 2016 aims to fuel the scientific inquisitiveness of young students and promote international cooperation among young students in Asia Australia and Oceania.
The event got a head start at the J. N Tata Auditorium with an orientation program on Monday. The camp was formally initiated by welcome address by Prof. J Modak, inaugural lecture by Dr. R Chidambaram and welcome remarks by Bharat Ratna Prof C N R Rao on August 22, who motivated the students to pursue the spirit of science for global good.
The major attractions of the first day of the camp included plenary sessions by Field Medalist- Prof Cedric Villani and Nobel Laureate Prof.
Georz Bednorz. The camp witnessed overwhelming participation by enthusiastic students and research scholars throughout the globe along with well-known names in various scientific disciplines.
The participants include 220 students from 22 countries along with 46 selected students from India and 40 internationally renowned mentors.
In the coming few days, IISc is all set to witness a heightened intellectual activity with plenary sessions and parallel discussions by Nobel Laureates and globally distinguished scientists as speakers.
The speakers include Nobel Laureate Prof. Takaaki Kajita, Padma Bhushan Prof. P Balaram, Fellow of Royal Society Prof. Ajay Sood and President of the Indian National Science Academy, Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar. The activities are also designed to be vibrant with poster presentations by students, laboratory visits, cultural activities and excursions.
The idea of Asian Science Camp was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics.