one day acquaintance program on Accelerator Based Research at CU Jammu
Mar 26, 2018

Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences, Central University of Jammu (CU Jammu) in collaboration with the Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi organized a one day acquaintance program on ‘Accelerator Based Research’ at CU Jammu here on March 26, 2018. The inaugural function of the program was graced by Hon’ble Vice-chancellor, CUJ University, Prof Ashok Aima as Chief Guest. Prof. Lokesh Verma, Academic coordinator, Deans and Heads of different departments, distinguished guest from IUAC- Dr. Ambuj Tripathi and Mr. Rajiv Mehta and most valued invited speakers from University of Jammu, Prof. Arun Bharti and Prof. S.K. Khosa, Senior Professor of Physics, CU Jammu and Dr. Tanuj Kumar, Department of NanoSciences and Materials, CU Jammu were also present during the function.  Dr. Vinay Kumar, Head, Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences and convener of the program, welcomed all guests and summarized the audience about the event.  According to the organizers of the program the main aim of the program was to bring awareness about the various facilities and opportunities in research which are available at IUAC, New Delhi.

In his presidential remarks, Prof. Aima emphasized on the importance of holding such events so as to bring together the faculty/research scholars of CU Jammu and scientists from different disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and material sciences at a joint platform for establishment of long lasting fruitful collaboration in the field of accelerator based research.

During the First Scientific session, Mr. Rajiv Mehta introduced all participants with the accelerator facilities available at their centre. It was followed by second lecture by Prof. Arun Bharti from Jammu University on ‘Nucleus and its behaviour’. Prof. S. K. Khosa provided insight on ‘nuclei for sustained development.’ Dr. Ambuj Tripathi explored the potential of Material research activities in the Centre. He also introduced the audience with the various modules and short term courses for PG and Ph.D. students offered by the Centre. Dr. Tanuj Kumar delivered a talk on ‘Synthesis and Engineering of Nanostructures by Ion Beams’. He highlighted the importance of ion beam radiations to tailor the properties of materials. This was followed by a fruitful discussion among IUAC representatives and participants.

On behalf of Central University of Jammu, and the entire fraternity of Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences, Dr. Avinash  Chand Yadav, coordinator of the event presented the vote of thanks.  He said that the motive behind organizing such event was to enhance the knowledge and awareness of Accelerator based research in and around the J&K.