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USTM observed the
140th Birth Anniversary of Einstein, 1st death anniversary of
Our institutions must produce Nobel Laureates:
Prof. G D Baruah
Baridua, Ri Bhoi, 14th March, 2019: As the whole world is
observing today the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein and
death anniversary of Stephen Hawking, an event titled “Ein-King
2019” was organised today by the University of Science and
Technology Meghalaya to commemorate the contribution of both the
scientists. The programme was graced by the great physicist of
North-East India Prof. (Emeritus) Gauranga Dhar Baruah who
delivered the stimulating talk on “Alien and Drake Equation:
Role of Sociology in sustaining intelligent civilization”. The
programme was also graced by eminent Physicist Prof. Amarjyoti
Choudhury who was also a student of Prof. Baruah. USTM
Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque also spoke on the occasion.
In his talk, Prof Baruah briefed about a noteworthy equation
called Drake equation which provides an idea of possible
sustenance of intelligent civilization in our galaxy, Milky Way,
which might consist of 1010 numbers of intelligent civilization.
The significance of his talk is that the equation amalgams all
branches of science and humanities which could provide
information about sustenance of intelligent civilization. The
talk was concluded with a very interactive session with the
gathering including students.Prof. Baruah is popularly known as
‘Light House’ of India for his outstanding contribution to the
field of ‘Laser and Non-Linear Optics’. He has published over
more than 350 publications in reputed journals. It is noteworthy
to mention that Prof. Baruah is the last scholar associated with
Nobel laureate, Sir C. V. Raman.
While appreciating the sincere efforts by the team of faculty
members of the Department of Physics, M Hoque, Chancellor of
USTM inspired the students of the Department to follow the
footsteps of the great scientists so that the University too can
produce Nobel Laureates in the coming days. He said that science
would never be so advanced without the revolutionary work of the
great minded people and to name two of them are Albert Einstein
and Stephen Hawking. Their enormous contribution towards
understanding the universe unlocked various mysteries which
provided starling clarity into dynamic nature of the universe.
There are many unanswered questions and mysteries which
physicist are exploring and trying to unfold the reality.
Scientists and researchers across the globe are forging ahead to
the scientific contribution of Einstein and Hawking to realize
the dream of a single unified theory that can explain all the
natural laws of physics.