Indo-French Science Conference Begins
By Express News Service | Published: 04th February 2015 06:00 AM |
BENGALURU: Focused efforts are being made to have more women as faculty members at the Indian Institute of Science, said Institute director Prof Anurag Kumar.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Indo-French ‘Women in Science’ seminar which began here on Tuesday, he noted that the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) has been a “completely equitable, fair, and very successful” engagement between the Indian and French researchers.
Funded by the Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research, the event is jointly organised by the Science Department of the French Embassy in India, Indian Academy Panel for Women in Sciences — an initiative by the Indian Academy of Sciences — and the Indian Institute of Science.
Rohini Godbole, Professor of Physics at IISc, said the seminar is an extension of the activities of the Indian Academy Panel for Women in Sciences at the international level. Through the seminar, she also hoped that young women researchers would find “role models that are nearer to them in space and time”.
Dr Jenifer Clark, Attachee pour la Science et la Technologie, Science Department (Bengaluru branch), embassy of France, spoke on French collaborations with India.
There were talks on human respiratory passages, nanocrystals, tools for Indo-French cooperation, structure of galaxies and spin polarization. A poster session was also organised.