CHENNAI: Kurukshetra, the Anna University’s annual tech fest organised by the College of Engineering, Guindy, kicked off with a bang on Wednesday.
On day one of the event, Abhas Mitra, former head, theoretical astrophysics, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), addressed the gathering on ‘Black Hole Information Paradox’.
Calling it a “paradox that never was”, he said that these black holes recognised by the Harvard University were ‘quasi’ black holes. Supporting his research against the popular theory, the 2015 ‘Scientific American’ magazine mentioned that theoretical physics had reached a cul-de-sac, with 27 peer reviewed papers stating that black holes could not exist, he added.
He also spoke about the conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics and hypotheses of holography.
A student-turned-filmmaker Priya Dharshan spoke about his experience and various milestones achieved by the fest so far. A 3-D printing workshop was organised alongside several technical sessions.