Wednesday, October 20

A talk show to decode the mystery of the Black Hole

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For decades, Black Hole as a phenomenon has captured the imagination of people across the world. Even today, the concept intrigues the scientist’s community and the general populace alike and is a mystery to many. Staying true to its purpose of being a knowledge centre, the British Council Library in Kolkata will host a talk titled ‘Light in search of darkness’, aimed at demystifying the Black Hole concept and making it understood by the common man.

The talk, helmed by Dr Debiprasad Duari, is a must for anyone who is interested in the study of space and celestial objects. Dr Duari is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the International Astronomical Union. The talk at the British Council library is part of the popular Café Scientifique initiative – a series of talks or meetings outside the traditional academic context aimed at empowering young people to accurately assess science and technology issues. With its legacy of being a learning space for over 70 years, the British Council library has been playing a key role in partnering with India’s knowledge
ambitions and continues to do so. The café is another step in that direction as it allows young Indians and future scientists to come together to learn, explore and indulge in thought-provoking discussions.

Dr Debiprasad Duari is presently the director, research and academic of MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research MP Birla Planetarium, Kolkata and Honorary Faculty,  Physics Department, Presidency College. He did his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Jadavpur University and PhD from InterUniversity Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune. He was a post-doctoral fellow of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

 

Source: The Times of India

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