The new face of India after independence could be seen not only in dams and industries, but it was also apparent in the experiments in fundamental research undertaken with zeal by its youngsters. One of those youngsters was B. V. Sreekantan (1925-2019).
He pioneered experiments in three fields:
(1) Cosmic ray interactions and extensive air showers
(2) Underground muon and neutrino experiments
(3) High energy astrophysics experiments
His endeavours of those times are interesting for several reasons:
(a) These are pioneering efforts of an individual as also of a new institution
looking for new ways and means in research.
(b) These would set up the roads to be travelled by the next generation of
(c) The ingenuity in the face of scarcity of science instruments was very important in a newly independent and not an affluent country.
Prof. Palahalli Vishwanath (formerly TIFR Mumbai)
Prof. Arun Grover
Date: Oct 20, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 PM onwards
The talk is available here.