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BU to host solid state physics symposium

india Updated: Dec 25, 2006 16:57 IST

BARKATUALLAH UNIVERSITY will host the 51st solid state physics symposium sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) from December 26 to 30.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Director Srikumar Banerjee, who is also a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, will inaugurate the symposium.

Centre for Advanced Technology Indore Director Raja Ramanna and Physics Group, BARC Director V C Sahni will introduce the theme of symposium. BU Vice Chancellor R S Sirohi will chair the inaugural session.

Apart from discussions on the latest research in various advanced fields of solid-state physics one of the main objectives of the symposium is to motivate the young scientists to take up research in the frontier areas of condensed matter physics and material science that has wide ranging applications, convener of the symposium, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre’s (BARC) S K Gupta said while addressing a press conference here on Sunday.

To motivate young scientists, eight awards will be presented at the end of the symposium. They include two awards for young achievers category, two for best theses and four for best posters.

Prof Sirohi, who was also present at the press conference, said solid-state physics has wide areas of application in electronics, computers, medical field, lasers and development of new material. This year, the symposium will address areas of research in nano-technology, organic semiconductors, multi-functional materials, investigations using synchrotron radiation sources and spintronics etc.

He expressed his gratitude to the organising committee for selecting BU as its host for the 51st symposium. This is the second time that the DAE symposium is being held in Bhopal.