JORABAT, April 18 - The Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute of Plasma Research (CPP-IPR) Sonapur, Assam, a research centre of IPR, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, will celebrate its silver jubilee with a two-day programme from April 21.
Addressing a press conference today at their Sonapur campus, research scholars and scientists of the CPP-IPR highlighted their achievements in the field of plasma physics and plasma research. They said the inaugural session of the CPP-IPR silver jubilee titled �Symposium-2016� will be held in the conference hall of Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati on April 21 from 9.30 am.
During the two-day event the achievements of the CPP-IPR will be highlighted and the future prospects of the field of plasma will be projected. Interested persons will be able to interact with some distinguished researchers of plasma physics and other branches of science, the organisers of the press conference informed.
Well-known scientists from NE India will be present for interaction with students of the region. Some of these scientists include Prof Dhiraj Bora, Prof JN Goswami, Prof BN Goswami, Dr Prashant Goswami and Prof Asoke Sen.
Dr Mayur Kakati, convener of Symposium-2016 and associate professor at the CPP-IPR also briefed the journalists on the achievements of the centre and the meaning of plasma and its applications and why it is important for India to conduct researches in the field of plasma physics.
Kakati informed that plasma is the fourth state of matter and is found in all states of matter including solid, liquid and gaseous. He also said that through plasma fusion reactions, huge amounts of alternative energy can be created and stored.
For the energy to be created the plasma must be controlled using an electromagnetic field. This electromagnetic field can be created using a device named Tokamak. The first ever indigenous tokamak built by India was Aditya in 1989. Kakati said that after creation of the superconducting steady state tokamak �SST-1�, India has entered the league of only six nations to have a tokamak of such high capacity.
Centre director Kalyan S Goswami said that meanwhile, India has joined the construction team of International Thermonuclear Experimental Research (ITER), the biggest ever tokamak which is being built at Cadarache, France as an equal partner with China, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States of America.
CPP-IPR, Sonapur, Assam has been conducting various researches to provide proper technological components to ITER.