Details of workshop


    Title: A glimpse of undergraduate physics experiments

Course Objectives:

The workshop aims to help students to develop general experimental skills such as taking and recording data accurately, analyzing and presenting data through use of tables, chart and graphs, etc. Concepts of error analysis, precision and accuracy of data, significant digit etc. will be discussed. Students will perform simple but interesting experiments to verify some basic concepts of physics. The workshop will comprise of lectures, lab sessions and a follow-up discussion.

Course outcomes:

The workshop is expected to help the students to develop critical thinking skills such as being able to make reasonable predictions and hypotheses from known facts, being able to see the relationship between experiments and equations and seeing how they apply to the real world.

Duration: 6 Days
Bipul Pal

Bipul Pal did his BSc (H) and MSc in Physics from University of Kalyani, WB and PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. He moved to Japan as an INOUE Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tsukuba, and later as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tsukuba. He was awarded the INSA Young Scientist Award from Indian National Science Academy (2009) and he was an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (2009-20011). He is currently a Professor at IISER Kolkata. He has participated in numerous science outreach program and training program for college students and teachers. He has taken part in many resource generation camps for national and international Physics Olympiads. He was a member of the academic assessment group in International Physics Olympiad 2015.

Ananda Dasgupta

Ananda Dasgupta did his PhD in Physics from Jadavpur University. He was a Lecturer at the St. Xavier's College and later a Senior Lecturer, Jadavpur University. He has been associated with IISER K since its inception. He is currently an Associate Professor at IISER Kolkata and has been the Dean of Academic Affairs of the Institute. He is an outstanding teacher who has taught Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at IISER Kolkata. He has participated in numerous science outreach program and training program for college students and teachers. He has taken part in many resource generation camps for national and international Physics Olympiads. He was a member of the academic assessment group in International Physics Olympiad 2015.

Intended audience:

College students in science stream

Pre-requisites for students: Passed 12th standard with physics and mathematics
Participants/workshop: 50 students