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Friday, February 28, 2014

Fostering Scientific Temper!!

National Science Day! This is the day when Sir C.V.Raman proposed his "Raman Effect."(I won't tell about this...search for it if interested!) Being aspiring "scientists," we, the students of the University of Hyderabad celebrate this day by getting kids from various schools and colleges to the university, show them some of the exciting works of research going on in the university, make them listen to the scientists who do that research and provide them food!! And we call ourselves, the Junior Science Club!

Talking about science and scientific temper, after three years of trying to swim in the waters of science,(didn't learn to swim though!!) all I understood is science can get as exciting as river rafting does for me!! Everything is science is what is written on the shirts many volunteers wore during this Science Day celebrations, the Vigyanotasav, the festival for the scientific minds. I am convinced. Yes!

Oersted experiment, thermostat, 2 stroke, 4 stroke engines, Tunnelling Electron Microscope, Raman Spectrometer,...the list goes on. Looks simple, but they are exciting. New results everyday. New students every year. New concepts every fortnight! Recognition after a generation! Science and as a result, technology is evolving so much that most of the topics, for example optics have to be revisited once again! They are no more the same ones we learnt in our high school.

On this science festival we broke our fast with seminars, devoured known but forgotten concepts, gulped down information on Taxonomy, Interference and Hydrogen peroxide. The day was worth its caption.
Fostering Scientific Temper