15 May 2018

This year’s ICTS summer course features a random walk in basic physics with numerous illustrations from modern astronomy by the renowned astrophysicist Professor G Srinivasan.

The popular ICTS summer course by Professor G Srinivasan is back, with the lectures being live-streamed on YouTube with live Q&A! The course starts on May 16 at 10 am, with two lectures every week. Most of the course will be accessible to science enthusiasts with background in higher secondary physics. Undergraduate physics students and those interested in learning physics at a level deeper than popular science books will appreciate the content.

Professor G Srinivasan is a specialist in condensed matter physics and astrophysics, and an exceptional teacher. After acquiring his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1970, he had a distinguished career as a scientist and teacher at the IBM Research Laboratory, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Cambridge, and Raman Research Institute. He has done pioneering work in condensed matter physics and astrophysics, and is the author of the best selling popular science books “What Are The Stars?” and “Can Stars Find Peace?”

The physics topics covered in the course have been chosen on the basis of their importance in contemporary astronomy. During this random walk in physics, one will encounter a range of astronomical objects and phenomena. "Professor Srinivasan’s lectures are meticulously prepared, precisely articulated and are full of insight. This summer course will be a real treat for all students of physics," said Prof. Parameswaran Ajith, faculty member at ICTS.




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