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Physics body holds lecture on �optical soliton�

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 28 - Physics Academy of North East (PANE), in association with the Department of Physics, Pandu College, organised a lecture programme at the college on Saturday.

Prof Amarendra Kumar Sarma from IIT Guwahati delivered the lecture on a topic in non-linear optics, �Optical Soliton: A Jewel of Nonlinear Optics�.

In his talk, the speaker introduced the concept of solitons in the context of non-linear optics, and its applications in modern physics and technology. He gave a brief introduction to non-linear optics, starting at an elementary level. He also discussed the theory of non-linear waves on water and then dwelt on the existence and description of solitons with the help of interesting videos.

The speaker discussed the current state of affairs in soliton research and his current research activities in the area.

The session was chaired by Dr PK Dhar, publicity secretary of PANE.

Earlier, Dr Jogesh Kakati, Principal of the college inaugurated the programme. While calling physics a tool to reveal the unknown mysteries of Nature, he urged PANE to develop efforts to provide students sound technical knowhow about various topics so that they could come up with flying colours in the competitive world.

Pranita Das, faculty member of the Department of Physics of the host college, gave the welcome address.

In his inaugural address, Prof Bipul Bhuyan, general secretary PANE said that such lecture programmes are an attempt to make the students aware of the latest developments in physics education and research so that they could project themselves appropriately in the national and international platforms. He narrated how PANE has been spreading its wings all across the North East with its activities in an accelerated manner to rope in interested students.

Prof Dilip Choudhury, former executive president of PANE, released the 2019 edition of the departmental magazine Spectrum. The large audience comprised PANE life members, dignitaries, faculty members and research scholars from various institutions. There was an interaction programme between the speakers and the audience at the end of the talk.

The vote of thanks was given by Dr Bhaskar Jyoti Hazarika, faculty member of the Department of Physics of Pandu College.

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