TIFR’s ‘Frontiers of science’ annual open house

The event will take place on Sunday, November 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Homi Bhabha Auditorium

TIFR’s ‘Frontiers of science’ annual open house

What's the buzz?

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has organised the “Frontiers of Science” programme, which is an annual open house for 9th and 10th standard students and teachers. Here, approximately 1700 students and teachers from more than 100 schools in and around Mumbai will join in for the talks specifically aimed at high school students. Apart from this, there will be an array of exciting demonstrations, visits to many of TIFR's state-of-the-art research laboratories and facilities throughout the day.

What's more?

The event is a great celebration of science, to enthuse students about scientific research and provide a unique opportunity for school students and journalists to visit one of India’s premier research institutes. More than 40 labs will be open for visits. Guided tours will be conducted through selected labs across various disciplines.

When is it taking place?

The event will take place on Sunday, November 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Homi Bhabha Auditorium

We want our visitors to get a real life feel for the wide range of science and mathematics research at TIFR, where we work on almost everything from Astronomy to Zoology. Our M.Sc. and Ph.D. students will engage with the visitors and discuss a range of topics from battling microbes to understanding X-rays from stars, and from ultra-high power lasers to ultra-low temperature experiments”, Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya, Chairperson of the Outreach team.

Which topics will be covered?

  • Harisree Krishnamoorthy will talk about “The Little Neutral One” looking at detecting neutrinos, particles that zip through us and the earth. In a presentation titled “Lights, Chemistry, re-Action” Soumyajit Mitra will look how ultra-fast lasers can be used to take snapshots of how reactions happen.

  • Harshita Kaul will talk about the trillions of bacteria inside people and how they influence one's lives in the session on “Follow your Gut” while Sagar Shrivastava will take all into the world of origami and its connection to mathematics.

  • Ankona Datta and Deepa Khushalani, faculty members at TIFR will share their experiences of “How to become a scientist”.

  • This year, a fiery and colourful chemistry show on colours will be followed by the ever-popular “thanda matlab liquid nitrogen” demo where levitating trains and frozen cricket balls are sure to keep the audience enthralled. The programme is appended.

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Please Note: The event at TIFR is by invitation only. It will be live streamed on Facebook. Please do not come to TIFR if you are not pre-registered for the event.