Feb 28, 2020
The Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry jointly organized National Science Day - 2020 on 28 February 2020. Dr. T. S. Mahesh, Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune was the chief guest. Dr. Niranjan N Chiplunkar, Principal, NMAMIT, Nitte presided over the function. Dr. Shobha R Prabhu, Head, Department of Physics welcomed the gathering, Dr. Manjunath K B, Associate Professor, Department of Physics conveyed the significance of National Science Day, Dr. Janardhan Nayak Professor, Department of Chemistry introduced the chief guest, Dr. Shivaprasad Shetty M, Head, Department of Chemistry proposed the vote of thanks and Dr. Aarti S. Bhatt, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry compered the program.
On this occasion, Dr. Mahesh delivered a National Science Day lecture on "Quantum Computer Software and Hardware: A Brief Overview of Progress and Prospects". The talk was very interactive which explained the progress in the information processing, quantum information, and Bit to Quantum bit (Qubit). He also explained the Quantum software, Quantum hardware and Nuclear Spin Qubits. He concluded his talk by giving details of major research facilities at IISER, Pune. Around 150 students and faculty members had actively participated in the event.