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IIT Delhi to Conduct Online Session on How Powerful Computers Can Help Provide Insights on Real-Life Phenomena

IIT Delhi professors will deliver lectures and conduct laboratory demonstrations virtually for school students

IIT Delhi, as part of the SciTech Spins initiative for school students, will conduct an online session on ‘How Powerful Computers Can Help in Providing Insights into Real-Life Phenomena’. The forthcoming lecture will be presented by Prof. Divya Nayar from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Prof. N M Anoop Krishnan from the Department of Civil Engineering and School of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Delhi on October 23, 2021. The 2nd lecture will also be live streamed on the Institute’s YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/6mR-iTueZ2A).

Giving a glimpse of the second lecture, Prof Divya Nayar and Prof. Anoop Krishnan said” “Often it is difficult to perform experiments under certain extreme conditions, such as for studying processes occurring in deep sea, at high altitudes or at high temperatures. Sometimes there is a need to substantiate and understand the experimental findings, for instance, why oil never mixes with water, but common salt does? Sometimes new predictions are necessary for designing experiments such as if one knows beforehand that mixing two materials will produce a new material with improved properties, one can design novel experiments. A computer can act as an effective tool in understanding all the above ideas without actually performing the experiments! The lecture will discuss how one can model, simulate and predict real-life phenomena by making use of powerful computers.”

The first lecture under the SciTech Spins initiative was organised on 11 September 2021. The lecture titled ‘Design Thinking – A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving’ received an overwhelming response from school students from across the country. The students who were nominated by their respective schools participated with great enthusiasm and interest.

IIT Delhi will give e-certificates to all registered students attending SciTech Spins and invite them for ‘Open House’, an annual intellectual fest that provides an ideal platform for school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of Science and Technology. Schools wishing to nominate their students for SciTech Spins may reach out to the Institute through Associate Dean, Academic Outreach & New Initiatives, IIT Delhi- adoni@iitd.ac.in; acadoutreach@iitd.ac.in.

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