22 May 2019
Public Lecture by Prof Ajay K. Sood, President INSA at NABI
National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Chandigarh chapter and National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) alongwith Centre of Innovative and Applied Processing (CIAB) co-organized a Public Lecture on “Why do we flock together by distinguish speaker Prof. Ajay K. Sood, FRS, President INSA. During his lecture he described his studies wherein how the subject in a big population flock together in a coherent manner and demonstrated the use of basic physic for the application in material physics and in different streams of sciences. In total, 350 people including 30 school children, 45 college students from the local schools of Chandigarh, Panjab University, Chandigarh University, IISER-Mohali and students, scientists and faculties form the neighbouring institutes such as INST, NIPER etc. also attended the above event. Dr T.R Sharma, Executive Director, NABI welcomed the speaker and the participants and briefly explained about the impact making technologies developed at NABI. Dr IBS Passi, Chairperson, NASI Chandigarh chapter, explained about various activities of NASI and introduced the speaker. After the presentation, Dr. K. N. Pathak former Vice – Chancellor Punjab University who Presided over the function appreciated various activities of NASI and NABI related to popularization of science. During this session students raised many observations and queries related to the talk and had discussion with Prof. Sood. Subsequently, various technologies developed by NABI and CIAB were also showcased along with interactions with the delegates, visitors and school students.