Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Refresher Course in Physics
(September 7–27, 2010)

Department of Physics in association with Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Chandigarh is organising a Refresher Course in Physics from September 7 to 27, 2010.

Departmental organising committee

  • Prof. Manmohan Gupta (Co-coordinator)
  • Prof. C.S. Aulakh (Coordinator)
  • Prof. J.B. Singh (Co-coordinator)
  • Prof. A.K. Bhati (Co-coordinator)
  • Dr. C.N. Kumar (Organising secretary)
  • Prof. Suman Bala Beri (Co-coordinator)

Schedule of the course

09:30 – 10:00 10:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 12:00 12:00 – 01:30 01:30 – 02:30 02:30 – 04:00 04:00 – 04:30
2010-09-07 Registration (09:00 – 10:00),
Inaugural function (10:30 – 11:30)
Tea Ice breaking session Lunch MIT and its ramifications in physics I (C.S. Aulakh) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-08 Review session MIT and its ramifications in physics II (C.S. Aulakh) Tea Introduction to nano materials (K. Dharamvir) Lunch Nature of physical reality (Manmohan Gupta) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-09 Review session The elusive neutrinos (Brajesh Choudhary) Tea Accelerators, detectors and physics at the Large Hadron Collider (Brajesh Choudhary) Lunch Computer architecture and microprocessors (Navdeep Goyal) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-10 Review session Physics education research: An overview (P.K. Ahluwalia) Tea Preparing for PER: A case study from solid-state physics (P.K. Ahluwalia) Lunch Low-cost experiments in physics (M.S. Marwaha) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-11 Review session Development and testing of concept inventory (P.K. Ahluwalia) Tea Statistical mechanics concept survey (P.K. Ahluwalia) Lunch Library session Project/paper preparation
2010-09-12 Sunday
2010-09-13 Review session Nano materials (K. Dharamvir) Tea Cyclotron visit (K.P. Singh) Lunch Radiation effects and safety (A.K. Bhati) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-14 Review session Quantum information I (Arvind) Tea Quantum information II (Arvind) Lunch Computer architecture and microprocessors II (Navdeep Goyal) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-15 Review session Quantum cryptology (Arvind) Tea Art of symbolic computing I (R.C. Verma) Lunch Art of symbolic computing II (R.C. Verma) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-16 Review session Structure and properties of new carbon-based materials – Fullerens, graphenes and carbon nanotubes (V.K. Jindal) Tea Calculation of band structure and phonons in materials as well as in graphenes and carbon nanotubes (V.K. Jindal) Lunch Basics of QGP (M.M. Aggarwal) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-17 Review session Computer lab Tea Nuclear models and their applications I (S.S. Malik) Lunch Nuclear models and their applications II (S.S. Malik) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-18 Review session Standard Model I (Manmohan Gupta) Tea Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis (Sandeep Sahijpal) Lunch Library session Project/paper preparation
2010-09-19 Sunday
2010-09-20 Review session Computer lab Tea Origin and evolution of solar system (Sandeep Sahijpal) Lunch Basic electronics – circuit theory (D. Mehta) Project/paper preparation
2010-09-21 Review session GUTs (C.S. Aulakh) Tea Physics lab Lunch Project/paper presentations
2010-09-22 Review session Introduction on recent advances in nuclear physics (Ranjan Bhowmik) Tea Nuclear shapes (Ranjan Bhowmik) Lunch Project/paper presentations
2010-09-23 Review session High-spin phenomenon (Ranjan Bhowmik) Tea Project/paper presentations Lunch Project/paper presentations
2010-09-24 Review session Visit to TBRL
2010-09-25 Review session Standard Model II (Manmohan Gupta) Tea Computer simulations (Tankeshwar Kumar) Lunch Library
2010-09-26 Sunday
2010-09-27 Nano-fluidics (Tankeshwar Kumar) (09:30 – 11:00)
Feedback (11:00 – 11:30)
Valedictory function
Lunch Payment of TA, DA

Course report

Course report (43-page pdf) is available.

Resource material

Some talks are available.