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Campus Chitchat

The College of Engineering,Pune,recently hosted a lecture on quantum mechanics by Nobel Prize winning physicist David Gross.

Nobel Laureate at COEP

The College of Engineering,Pune,recently hosted a lecture on quantum mechanics by Nobel Prize winning physicist David Gross. The lecture was part of the 10th edition of the Honeywell Nobel Laureate event. Gross spoke to students about the career potential in scientific research,saying,“We must make the young minds excited towards basic questions of science. For this,governments should increase funding for basic infrastructure with more and more laboratories being made available to the students. We need fundamental research to understand and apply for real world solutions. The best in research is yet to come.” He went on to say that quantum field theory has proven to be the most successful theoretical framework in the history of physics. It can be used to calculate the mass of any particle in nature,regardless of its size,including your body weight. Gross was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 2004,for the discovery of “asymptotic freedom” in nuclear interactions,which proved that as particles move closer to other particles,the nuclear force between them becomes so weak that they behave almost like free particles.

Blood Donation Camp at D Y Patil Knowledge City

A blood donation camp was organised by the D Y Patil Knowledge City,in association with the Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital recently. A total of 200 blood units are said to have been collected from students and the teaching staff. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil,chairman and managing director of the D Y Patil Group.