IIT Gandhinagar's seminar to discuss the historical evolution of prominent scientific ideas

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On September 10, 2022, from 3 to 5 pm, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will host the third instalment of the “Seminar Series on History of Ideas,” which will include two online seminars on the development of significant ideas over time and key scientific discoveries.

Professor Sudipta Sarkar, an IITGN faculty member, organised the seminar series. The online seminars are open to students, faculty members, and anyone else with an interest. However, you must register online by September 5, 2022, at the following address: https://tinyurl.com/historyideas. Professor Rhitoban Ray Choudhury from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali will present the first session on “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: Importance and Implications.” It will go over Darwin’s Theory of Evolution’s historical development and its effects on biological sciences.

The second session will cover “The History of the Brain Sciences: From a Cooling Device to Computing Device,” according to Professor Leslee Lazar of IIT Gandhinagar. According to the institute, he will discuss some of the fascinating facets of brain sciences. IITGN began its “Seminar Series on History of Ideas” in November 2021. The series’ focus this year is on the historical development of significant concepts and essential scientific discoveries. The goal of this series is to understand how these extraordinary concepts came to be, as well as the impacts and responses of the local and larger society. In the last two series, prominent scientists gave seminars on the history of Quantum Mechanics, Soft Matter Physics, Relativity Theory, and the History of Algorithms,” the institute said.

Mayank Tewari

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