M.Sc. Physics: A Guest Talk on “Mathematics – The Language of Physics”

The Guest talk on “Mathematics – The Language of Physics” conducted by Department of Physics, Centre for PG Studies- Research, St Philomena College Puttur on 10-03-2020 in PG Seminar Hall.

Dr E Deepak D Silva, Coordinator of P.G. Physics, Dr A P Radhakrishna, H.O.D. of Physics and faculty members of the Department were present during the occasion. The programme begun with the prayer sung by second year M.Sc. Students. Dr E Deepak D Silva welcomed and introduced the resource person Dr Prasad N Bapat. Dr Prasad N Bapat is the Assistant Professor in Physics, Vivekananda Engineering College, Puttur.

Dr Prasad N Bapat has started the talk with Sanskrit shloka which imparts the significant meaning that; one should do his duty in the field of his action without worrying for the fruits of action. He mentioned the quotes of famous Physicists Galileo Galilei, Richard Feynman and their research. He explained what Mathematics is and how Mathematics is helpful in explaining the phenomena related to physics. The beauty lies in the fact that the fundamentals of mathematics are the abstract of human mind or intellect and is independent of the natural phenomena. Similarly natural phenomenon being independent of mathematics exists or takes place by itself irrespective of mathematical concepts. But the physics of phenomenon can be understood or explained only by the language of mathematical formulations. Thus the two independent fields of science are related to each other. Dr Bapat detailed how mathematics is helpful in explaining the very basic to advance level of physics; that is from motion, momentum up to the string theory. At the end of his talk he insisted the students to take challenging research in the theoretical physics that might be the next breakthrough in physics.

After the guest lecture the prizes for the winners of wall-board magazine competition were given away by the resource person. Dr A P Radhakrishna thanked the resource person for his thought provoking lecture.


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