Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, visited the exhibition at the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum at Bengaluru and delivered her first public lecture in India. During the visit, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, renowned space scientist and former Chairman ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organisation, delivered the Keynote Address. Earlier, Prof. Frederick J. Raab, Associate Director for Operations of the #LIGO Laboratory, US and coordinator for LIGO Lab US Liaison for LIGO-India, visited the exhibition. Renowned astrophysicist Prof. Jayant V. Narlikar also visited the exhibition. Prof. Narlikar is the Founder-Director of #IUCAA Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune and has developed, with Sir Fred Hoyle, the conformal gravity theory, known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory.Visit Photo Gallery
I congratulate Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) for organising the event showcasing India's participation in Mega Science projects - Vigyan Samagam. I also congratulate National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), for hosting this exhibition in their venue.
Vigyan Samagam will help in bringing science closer to the society. India's participation in these projects, which are exploring the Universe, from different perspective will help us understand it better. It also allows us to provide exposure to our industries to the cutting edge technologies these projects offer.
I fervently hope that Vigyan Samagam would be an ideal science communication platform not only for scientific organisations, academia and industry but also for policy-makers, media along with members of civil society.
I extend my wholesome support for this wonderful initiative and wish the event all success to the Apex Committee responsible for organising the event, with the support of DAE, DST and NCSM.
Principal Scientific Advisor
Vigyan Samagam will strengthen India’s participation in mega-science Projects and pave way for establishing science as a strong career option for the youngsters.
Member, AEC and Chairman, RGSTC
Vigyan Samagam exhibition will benefit national scientific and technological capability and catalyse engagement of more students, researchers and industry.
Emeritus Professor, NIAS
Vigyan Samagam exhibition will make visitors appreciate the challenge of carrying out research at the frontiers and encourage students to opt for careers in research.
DAE, DST and NCSM combination at Vigyan Samagam will help nurture a large number of young researchers, and accrue the benefits of efforts and investment in the times to come.
Secretary - DAE
DAE takes pride in organizing a first of its kind conglomeration of mega science project.
Secretary, Ministry of Culture
I am delighted to know that the DAE, DST and NCSM have come together to jointly organize a multi venue mega-science exhibition, Vigyan Samagam.
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