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National Science Day 2021  Feb 28, 2021

IISER Pune will celebrate:

National Science Day  2021

(See flyer and schedule)

Date: February 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Venue: In view of the ongoing pandemic, the celebrations will be completely online. Event link to be shared after registration. (Click here to register for free)

For: Anyone in the age-group 6 to 100 - students, teachers, science enthusiasts, parents and general public.

Live Streaming on the IISER Pune Science Activity Centre YouTube Channel


10:00 - 10:10 am: Inaugural and Opening remarks - Prof. Harinath Chakrapani (Dean, International Relations and Outreach, IISER Pune)

Live Demonstrations

10:15 - 10:35 am: Virtual Tour of Science Gallery - Science Activity Centre Team
10:40 - 11:00 am: Hands-on Mathematics - Science Activity Centre Team
11:40 am - 12:00 pm: Dynamic Toys from Trash - Science Activity Centre Team
12:40 - 1:00 pm: Hands-on Science -Science Activity Centre Team

Let’s Meet the Scientists

11:05 - 11:35 am: The Hows and Whys of Theoretical Research - Prof. Sunil Mukhi, (Dean, Faculty and Professor of Physics, IISER Pune)
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm: Our Universe in a Grain of Sand - Dr. Arun Thalapillil (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IISER Pune)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Amazin’ Primes - Dr. Chandrasheel Bhagwat (Associate Dean Academics, Doctoral Studies, IISER Pune)
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm: India set to listen to space-time murmurs - Prof. Tarun Souradeep  (Professor and Chair, Physics, IISER Pune)
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm: Making Smart Probes for the detection of COVID-19 - Prof. S. G. Srivatsan (Associate Dean, Research and Development, IISER Pune)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm: Let’s talk about COVID-19 vaccines! - Prof. Vineeta Bal (Visiting Faculty, Biology, IISER Pune)

Toyfest 2021

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm: Demonstration of Science Models curated by School Children and Teachers - Shortlisted participants of Toyfest 2021

Panel Discussion / Interactive Session

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Inculcating Scientific Temperament: Going beyond the curriculum

Feature Film Streaming (IISER Pune Science Media Centre YouTube Channel)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm The Trials and Triumphs of G N Ramachandran - Screening of the award-winning film followed by a panel discussion on the impact made by Dr. Ramachandran on Indian Science