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104th Indian Sciance Congress to begin tomorrow

104th Indian Sciance Congress to begin tomorrow

By CNR Vijaykumar Tirupathi, AP (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will set the tone for the five-day 104th Indian Science Congress, beginning at the world famous pilgrimage centre here tomorrow.
The Congress, one of the most keenly watched events across the country by the scientific community, would be attended by more than 20,000 delegates, including top notch scientists, to take stock of the scientific pursuits at various laboratories and scientific and academic institutions in the country.
The highlight of this year's conference would be lectures by nine nobel laureates.
Besides technical sessions covering various sectors in Science, the Congress would also have plenary sessions, in which cutting edge technologies would be discussed.
Contribution of science and technology for development would be the buzz word and Mr Modi is likely to open his heart out to the scientific community, to evolve scientific solutions for various ailments facing the country.
The more than a century-old Congress, would also have a 'pride of India' exposition, in which various institutions across the country would be exhibiting their achievements and developments.
 The Congress, organised by the Sri Venkateswara University, would also discuss about science and technology in south Asian region and African countries, besides those countries in the extended neighbourhood of India.
Latest developments and trends in space and nano technology, besides frontiers of Defence research would be keenly watched in the sessions, apart from the latest from the Nuclear technology.
Industrial leaders would also be present at the Congress for an interaction with the scientific community, on what they look for them.
Climate change would also see an enhanced focus with the series of calamities that had been devastating the country in the recent past.
Food Security, next generation of network and disaster management would also be the subject matters, in which the scientists would throw light on the recent developments.
A serious problem of quality of science education would also be an issue that would be bugging the scientific community and a separate session would be held on enhancing the quality of scientific education and research.
Along with the main sessions, the Congress would also witness separate events for women and science, besides a meet of science communicators.
Among the Nobel laureates who would be lecturing the Congress, were Muhammad Younus (Bangladesh-2006 for peace), Dr Ada E Yonath of Israel-2007-chemistry), Prof Jean Triole (France-2014 Economics), Prof Serge Harocke-(France-Physics 2012), Prof Tarakki Kajita (Japan 2015 Physics), Prof David Jonathan Cross (US-2014 Physics), Prof Steven Chu (US 1997-Physics), Prof William Moerner (US Chemistry 2014), and Prof Briant Kent Kobilka (US 2012 chemistry),.


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