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‘EIN-KING 2021’ observed at USTM



Dr. Sanchita Roy, HoD, Department of Physics addressing the audience in presence of other dignitaries during the observation of ‘EIN-KING 2020’

Baridua, 9th Mile, Meghalaya, 18th March 2021: The Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya organized ‘EIN-KING 2021’, to observe the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein and death anniversary of Stephen Hawking at the University campus today. The event began with a welcome address by Dr. Sanchita Roy, HoD, Department of Physics, USTM and was followed by a speech by Prof. G.D. Sharma,VC, USTM through which he briefed about Einstein’s and Hawking’s life events. It was followed by a speech by Dr. R.K. Sharma, Advisor, USTM who highlighted about the contribution of Einstein and Hawking in our day to day life. Prof. E. Karim, Dean, School of Applied Sciences, USTM also shared his views by emphasizing on the importance of both the great scientists and their contribution to the society. Dr. A.H. Barbhuiya, Academic Registrar, USTM also spoke about the inspiration that we draw in our day to day life from both Einstien and Hawking. The Guest speaker of the event Dr. Abhijit Roy from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru delivered a talk on the topic ‘The Journey of Transistor and its Future’. He spoke about how technology made it possible for him to deliver his presentation from Bengaluru while his audience witnessed the same by seating in Meghalaya. He began with the history of transistors and concluded with the measurement of conductance on DNA and quantum interference of controlled molecular electronics.

In connection to this program, a quiz competition was organized to create awareness about the contributions of Einstien and Hawking in the field of science and technology. The event also included a sky-observation session namely ‘Telescope: The Eye in the Sky’ in the Astro-Science Centre and Observatory of USTM. Such sky observation sessions are frequently organized in the centre which is accessible not only for the USTM fraternity, but also for the students of other institutions as well.

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