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    Stella Maris College organised a Popular Lecture on Radio Astronomy and Fast Radio Bursts

    Published on January 8, 2020

    • Distinguished Alumni from Department of Physics, Stella Maris College,
      Manisha Caleb Post Doc addressed the gathering

     

    Chennai: The Department of Physics, Stella Maris College, Chennai organized a popular Lecture in Radio Astronomy and Fast Radio Bursts in the college. The department was proud to welcome its Alumni Dr. Manish Caleb, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Dr. Manisha was an undergraduate student of the department during 2007 to 2010. After which she did her masters on Space craft and Satellite Communications at University College London and during her doctoral work at ANU she had the First Interferometric Detections of Fast Radio Bursts during 2017 which was a real breakthrough in the field of Astronomy and made India proud, which was recognised globally.

     

    Dr. Belina Xavier, Head of the Department of Physics, Stella Maris College, Chennai states, “Distinguished Alumni addressing the students on contemporary area of Physics will create a high level of motivation for the students to pursue higher Education and Research and thereby promoting basic science education in the society. The interactive programme was a potential platform for the students to explore avenues of internship leading to research which will enhance the involvement of women in Science especially in such a novel and challenging area specifically like Radio Astronomy.” She acknowledged the constant support and encouragement received from Dr. Sr. Francisco Nirmala f.m.m, faculty of the department and provincial of the f.m.m community, Dr. Rosy Joseph, Principal Stella Maris College, Chennai, Sr. Susan Matheikal, Secretary Stella Maris College, Chennai.

    The science students of our college and other city based colleges actively took part in this programme. There was great positive response from the students which led to potential interaction with the resource person.

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