Talk on "Laser, Butterfly Effect and Science Communication"

Speaker:Dr. Dhruba Biswas, Raja Ramanna Fellow (Atomic Energy Department).

Title: Laser, Butterfly Effect and Science Communication

Abstarct: Laser, regarded as one of the major inventions of the 20th century, has made a huge impact in the areas of medicine, science & education, communication, defense, manufacturing industry, nuclear industry, holography, entertainment, fashion & beauty, energy, ranging, art work preservation and advancement of science.This popular science talk would dwell on ‘what is a laser, how does it work, and what is so special about the light that it gives out to impact our day to day life so profoundly’.The last part of the talk would introduce ‘the butterfly effect’ before moving onto its manifestation in the operation of a laser and finally its exploitation to make optical communication secure.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Dhruba Biswas is a Raja Ramanna Fellow of the DAE. He retired from BARC as Distinguished Scientist and Head of the Laser & Plasma Technology Division. He has been a recipient of a number of national and international awards like, Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award in Physics; Senior Associateship of ICTP, Italy.

Event Date: 06th November, 2019(Wednesday)

Event Time: 04:30 PM

Venue: Room No:23

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