STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Physicist Gets INSA Award For Popularising Science

Prof Hari Om Vats from Physics Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, delivered a talk on ‘Visitors of the Universe’ on popular astronomy for children at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

Published: 11th May 2014 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2014 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

Prof Hari Om Vats from Physics Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, delivered a talk on ‘Visitors of the Universe’ on popular astronomy for children at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

He was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularisation of Science by the Indian National Science Association. Prof Srinivasan Saidapur, vice-president of INSA, Bangalore Chapter, gave away the award. The previous recipients of the award have been Jayant Narlikar, Prof Yashpal etc.

“The award was instituted in 1986 by INSA,” said Prof Rohini Godbolo of Department of Physics, IISc.

Vats spoke about different comets that have visited earth. He said, “Writings about comets were found in 300 BC on the tombs of the Haan family in China. They were considered a ill omen for earth.”

He demonstrated a few simple experiments on basic physics so that children understood simple science by doing it practically. He also demonstrated why when water falls from a tap has a thicker flow at the top and falls as a thin stream as it reaches the floor as the area of the water falling depends on the speed with which it is falling.

Planetarium Director Dr Shailaja said she was happy to have such distinguished scientists at the planetarium.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp