Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

TPSC seminar

Time and date: 1 February 2011 (Tuesday), 4:00 PM
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Indigenous technology in a globalised world: A case study

Speaker: Prof. Deshdeep Sahdev, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Abstract: It is an interesting and remarkable fact that every Nobel-prize winning piece of work in experimental physics has been carried out on apparatus which has been designed and developed by the physicist in question, be it Raman, Mossbauer or Binnig. This makes the question of how we build an instrumentational base for cutting-edge research in India relevant. I will discuss this in the context of several hi-tech instruments which my team has developed: scanning tunneling microscopes for various applications, a high-end gas chromatograph, mass flow controllers and data acquisition systems, to mention a few. The talk will focus on how the expertise we have built up can help in facilitating research (in the pertinent fields) at all our institutions.