New Delhi: Why did the Titanic sink? Howfiremen walk into a ball of fire? What one can learn from nature? How does a space shuttle on re-entry in the atmosphere handle temperature of ~3000F?
IIT Delhi scientistswillexplain answerstomany such questions to school students while delivering the 3rdSciTech Spins lecturetitled “Materials that Matter” accompanied bylaboratory demonstrations.Prof Ashok K. Ganguli from the Department of Chemistry and Prof. Rajesh Prasad from the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringwill deliver theirtalks on November 20th, 2021 at 10 AM (IST).
The Institute will also live stream the lecture on its official YouTube channel- https://youtu.be/8GHwvtR8uX4 .
Prof Ganguli's talk titled 'Materials in Nature and for the Future' will focus on what one can learn from nature i.e. fireflies, butterflies, sharks, leaves, and design new materials for smart windows, imaging of interiors of cells, protecting surfaces from bacteria, and other modern technologies for handling extreme temperatures.
Prof. Rajesh Prasad, whose talk is titled “Sinking of Ships and Falling of Aircrafts: The Science of Deformation”, with the help of some simple experiments using balloons and paper strips, will explain to the students some interesting situationslike when a steel hammer hits an ice block what breaks is ice and not thehammer. But when the steel hull of Titanic hit an iceberg,why it broke into two and sank.
SciTech Spins is an academic outreach initiative by IIT Delhi for school students from class 9th to 12th.The Institutegives e-certificates to all registeredstudentsnominated by their respectiveschools whoattend the lecture.
IIT Delhi will also invite these students to 'Open House', an annual intellectual fest that provides an ideal platform to school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of Science and Technology.
Schools wishing to nominate their students for SciTechSpins may reach out to IIT Delhi through Associate Dean, Academic Outreach & New Initiatives, IIT Delhi- firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com .
The first SciTech Spins lecture titled ‘Design Thinking - A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving’ was organised on September 11, 2021. The second lecture titled “Learning to Learn Through Modeling” was organised on October23, 2021.Both the lectures received an overwhelming response from the students.
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