


IMSc Outreach Programs

News and Highlights
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Upcoming Programs
IMSc Open Day: 24 August 2024
One day program of science talks and activities for school students
Future Programs*
Facets: TBD 2024
One day workshop for school students
Topics in Biology: TBD 2024
Oneday Mathematics program for advanced college students
kaNitakAnakam: TBD 2024
Mathematics and science program in Tamil for school children
Vigyan Pratibha Teachers Workshop (TN govt schools Tiruvarur region): TBD 2024
Regional workshop for teachers in the Vigyan Pratibha program in Tamil
Vigyan Pratibha Teachers Workshop (KVS/JNV Kerala region): TBD 2024
[Hosted by UoC Calicut]
Regional workshop for teachers in the Vigyan Pratibha program
*dates are tentative. We also host other thematic workshops and public lectures. Please check this website or follow us @IMScChennai for updates.
Resources
Deep History Sites of the Indian Subcontinent 2020
Eclipse Poster (20192020)

Hindi 
English 
Telugu 
Tamil 
Urdu 
Kannada 
Malayalam 
Punjabi 
From Learning to Doing: Science, Education and Public Service in Chennai 2019
Zero Shadow Day Poster 2018
Indian Women in Science Exhibition 2018
Posters
Calendar (Feb 2018  Feb 2019)
Euclid's Elements (Book 1)  Tamil Version
Calendars
Notebook cover 20192020
20182019
20172018
Dodecahedal Calendars
2024
2020
2019
2018
Regular Programs
For school students
IMSc Open Day
2018
kaNitakAnakam
2017
2018
2019
2022
2023
Summer School Students Workshop
2018
2019
UN International Day for Girls and Women in Science
2019
For school teachers
Enriching Mathematics Education
2017
2018
2019
For college students
Facets
2018
2019
2020
2022
2023
Topics in Biology
2019
For college teachers
Teachers Enrichment Workshops (Engg)
2017
2018
2019
2023
Teachers Enrichment Workshops (Arts & Science)
2018
2019
For general public
Science at the Sabha
2017
2018
2019
2020
2023
Vigyan Pratibha is a Government of India for extended nurture of talent in Science and Mathematics among schools students. This workshop is for maths and science teachers of classes VIII  X.
Full list of Past Programs
Teacher training program for TN SCERT higher secondary and undergraduate physics teachers.
Fiona Bolger, Poet and Creative faciliator
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers from the southern region.
Workshop for TN SCERT DIET faculty on pedagogy and resources of Vigyan Pratibha.
A handson activity camp for students of classes 912
A two day discussion meeting on broad themes of Science Communication with the practitioners, academicians, and institutions involved in public communication of science and technology, particularly in the Tamil region.
Public lecture by T Jayaraman, Senior Fellow, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation(MSSRF),
(Part of Climate Change in India: What do we know and how?)
Talks on science for the general public at The Music Academy
Coorganized by Tamilnadu Astronomy & Science Society (TASS)
Shubashree Desikan, Science Journalist, Shaastra IITM
(In conversation with: Varuni P)
Public lecture by Kalaiyarasan A (MIDS) on the Nobel Prize in Economics 2023
(Part of Nobel Prize series, coorganized by
TNSF popular lecture series)
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers from the southern region.
A series of sessions highlighting Women in Science and Science Journalism
Conceiving and developing Attosecond optical pulses, Sivarama Krishnan, IITM
Regional workshop for teachers in the Vigyan Pratibha program in Tamil
A workshop to develop Mathematics related toys
Mathematics program in Tamil for school students
Oneday Mathematics program for advanced college students
Physics outreach lectures for invited college students as part of the Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri (AKR) centenary program
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers from the southern region.
TN education department program where volunteers conduct activities with children after school hours.
Mathematics program for 68 class students of Vanavil Mandram state level program.
Talks on science for the general public at The Music Academy
IMSc and TNSF mark the birthday of Charles Darwin with a public event at Elliots Beach, Chennai.
Workshop for mathematics teachers of Engineering colleges focusing on Linear algebra and discrete mathematics. 
poster
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers from the southern region.
Mathematics and science program in Tamil for school children
Facets: 2930 Sept 2022
Mathematics program for college students
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers from Kerala region.
Teacher workhop for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers from the southern region.
Teacher workhop for Chennai corporation school teachers.
I will discuss in this talk why it is essential to have equity and inclusion in the practice of science and how it benefits science as well. I will specialise to some extent, to case of Gender inequity. I will then review the Equity and Inclusion discussions in the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy released recently  STIP2020 and the measures suggested therein. I will end by commenting what all of us,
individuals, institutions and society can do in this context.
Using the language of game theory, we explore how individual responses to public health measures for containing pandemics constrain their effectiveness. Even when the benfits of such measures  which may involve vaccination or nonpharmaceutical interventions such as quarantining or maskwearing  may appear obvious, individuals upon weighing the risk of infection against the cost(s) of adopting such measures, may decide not to conform. Not surprisingly, the course of the epidemic will itself depend on the collective aggregate of such individual decisions, with lessthancomplete
adherence bringing about multiple resurgences of the epidemic.
The 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex system". One half of the prize is awarded to Giorgio Parisi, for discovering hidden patterns in disordered complex materials. This first half of this talk will discuss these findings and how they have permeated to understand other physical problems and phenomena in other scientific domains.
The other half of the prize is shared by Syukuro Manbe and Klaus Hasselmann for their contributions to the physics of climate science, a specific complex system, in another scientific domain, namely the Earths climate. The second part of the talk will outline the historical evolution of ideas and discoveries in climate physics and attempt to describe the significance of their contributions in this context.
Physical Sciences: Synergy with Mathematics: 21 October 2021
IMSc Distinguished Lecture (part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav)
Prof. R. Chidambaram (DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor; Former Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI; Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary, DAE)
Physical Sciences and Mathematics are very closely linked, from high energy physics to condensed matter physics and chemistry. Mathematics is used widely in other areas like nuclear reactor design, artiļ¬cial intelligence and cyber security. Computational Mathematics is also playing an increasingly important role.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. The
talk goes into how the discoveries were made and their importance in understanding one of our essential senses.
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Mathematics lecture series for college/university teachers who teach UG/PG level mathematics courses. (An outreach programme of the ProceedingsMathematical Sciences, a journal of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.)
Vigyan Pratibha is a Government of India for extended nurture of talent in Science and Mathematics among schools students. This workshop is for maths and science teachers of classes VIII  X.
Facets: 1215 Oct 2020 (online)
Mathematics program for college students
Information about the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse and how to watch it from wherever you are.
Program for College students to celebrate International Mathematics Day
Summer School Students Workshop: CANCELLED
Weeklong summer science workshop for high school students
TNSF Popular Science Lecture Series  17
Talks on science for the general public at The Music Academy
Logic for nonpersons?: 7th Jan 2020
Rohit Parikh
City University of New York, USA
A public lecture on logic and reasoning in babies, animals and groups.
List outreach activities in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to view the Annular Solar Eclipse
Workshop for mathematics teachers of Engineering colleges
A series of lectures on Science to celebrate Silver Jubilee year of the International Academy of Physical Sciences (IAPS)
Biology program for college students
A public lecture on how the genetic makeup of modern Indian populations came to be.
Workshop for high school mathematics teachers
Mathematics and science program in Tamil for school children
A Symplectic World View: 15th October 2019
Prof. Dishant Pancholi, IMSc
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize 2019 awardee
A public lecture on Symplectic Geometry and its applications to the understanding of our physical world
Regional workshop for KV and AECS teachers for Vigyan Pratibha program.
Annular Solar Eclipse Outreach Planning Workshop
Facets: 8th  9th July 2019
Mathematics program for college students
Linear Algebra and Calculus on Rn
(A workshop for mathematics teachers of Arts and Science colleges)
Weeklong summer sceince workshop for high school students
Summer Camp
(Coorganised by The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras & Tamil Nadu Science Forum)
Dr. Chirag Dhara
A public lecture on climate change
(part of the TNSF popular Science Lecture Series)
Talks on science for the general public at The Music Academy
Science outreach initiative for girl students as part of the
UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
A public lecture on an encounter between Hawking and Ramanujan (part of the Nag memorial lecture series)
Atish Dabholkar, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
A conference on the contributions of Meghnad Saha: from Society to the Cosmos
A National Centre for Mathematics (NCM) public lecture to celebrate National Mathematics Day
Prof. S. Kesavan, IITM
A public lecture to commemorate National Mathematics Day
Prof. Ram Murty, Queen's University
Workshop for mathematics teachers of Engineering colleges
Regional workshop for KV and AECS teachers for Vigyan Pratibha program.
Mathematics and science program in Tamil for school children
Workshop for high school mathematics teachers
A day of fun mathematics and science talks and activities for school children
A workshop on Science communucation connecting scientists and journalists
Lecture celebrating 150th anniversary of fingerprinting the Universe.
Dr. Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
View the video here here
Facets: 5th  6th July 2018
Mathematics program for college students
Workshop for mathematics teachers of Arts and Science colleges
A summer Mathematics and Science workshop for high school students
Zero Shadow Day, Pudiyador, Urur Kuppam: 24th April 2018
You can print this poster (3x6ft) and use it to explain ZSD. For exact dates and time at your latitude and longitude, check out this ZSD app
Dr. Ravi Kuchimanchi, Association for India's Development (AID)
Indian Women in Science: 11th Feb 2018
Exhibition on Indian Women in Science (as part of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science)
The calendar featuring these scientists is now available for download here.
Talks on science for the general public at The Music Academy
Workshop for mathematics teachers of Engineering colleges
Krishna Kumar, Visiting Fellow, MIDS, Chennai
(Formerly Professor, Delhi University and Director, NCERT)
Arvind Gupta, Arvind Aupta toys
Mathematics program in Tamil for school children
Workshop for high school mathematics teachers