Vigyan Vidushi (VV2021) programme in Physics is a three-week programme for women students in the first year of their two-year M.Sc. degree in physics, or the fourth year of their Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc. degree in physics. This programme will provide these students an exposure to advanced physics topics and research opportunities, and encourage them to take up research in physics as a career option. The students will also get an opportunity to be taught, inspired, and mentored by successful women scientist role models.
Duration of the online programme: 31 May – 19 June, 2021
Structure of the programme
The basic structure of the VV2021 (Physics) programme will be like an online summer school. There will be normally six courses, each of which will run for a week. In every week, two courses will run in parallel. A course will typically consist of lectures in the morning, and approximately equal time devoted to tutorials in the afternoon. Students may be divided into smaller groups during the tutorials. There will be online interaction sessions in the evening.
While some of the courses will focus on strengthening basic understanding of physics essentials, most of the courses will be on topics that may not be normally covered in M.Sc. classes in a University. Even when the topics may be common, the elements of research or unique perspectives of active researchers will be essential parts of the courses. The courses are expected to lead to a review of current research in the area towards the end.
The programme will consist of the following lectures:
|Quantum Mechanics||Arvind Kumar||Ankita Budhraja, Disha Bhatia, Shamayita Ray|
|Statistical Mechanics||Rajdeep Sensarma||Kusum Dhochak, Nisheeta Desai, Prerna Sharma|
|Experimental Techniques in Physics||Shirish Pathare, Shriganesh Prabhu,Vandana Nanal||Ananya Kundu, Aparajita Mazumdar, Bhagyashri Latad, Praveen Pathak, Saurabhee Huli|
|Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics||Bhaswati Mookerjea||Anwesh Mazumdar, Poonam Chandra, Varsha Chitnis|
|Introduction to Laser and Plasma Physics||G. Ravindra Kumar||Aparajit Chandrasekaran, Vandana Sharma|
|Introduction to Quantum Computation||R. Vijayaraghavan||Madhavi Chand, Sumeru Hazra|
In addition to the regular courses, the VV programme will have the following unique features:
- Special lectures by women scientists, as well as on women scientists that would serve as role models
- Ample opportunities for interacting (online) with subject experts, including many women scientists
- Special mentoring dealing with gender-related issues
- Exposure to Physics Education Research
Public events to be streamed live at: Vigyan Vidushi YouTube channel