First of all sorry for late updates. Actually our accomodation venue was in outskirts of Kolkata and due to weak signals, I could neither add posts nor could continue my streak. Anyways, here comes following post...
The most boring day included 4 lectures of which 3 were based on biology and 4th one was on maths.
It started with Prof. Aseem Z. Ansari speaking on Interpreting and Redesigning Life: Guiding human stem cell fate choices by traversing many 'foreign' scientific fiefdoms/disciplines. Well, I was unable to even understand the topic. I still am unable to do so.
This was followed up by a lecture on "The uncertainty of survival" by Prof. Anuradha Lohia from Presidency University.
A Group Photo Session was organized. Lunch was the next to come up.
Afternoon session included lecture by Prof. Mahan Mj. on "What is hyperbolic geometry?". I was trying to listen to this one carefully but ended up sleeping. I dont even knew when I slept.
Next lecture was on "Science of Human Therapeutics" by Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya from IISc.
A mesmerizing cultural programme followed up to end a boring day.
On last day (Day 3), we started with a 2 hour trip to IISER, Kolkata where we observed some fantastic practicals which I will be sharing soon. After practicals, we headed up to Science City auditorium where our lectures and lunch were supposed to be arranged.
It started with Prof. Erik C. Boettger from University of Zürich to speak on "The world of Microbiology-two sides of a coin". This was really awesome lecture. Liked this one. Prof. Boettger started with a statement...
This statement is quite motivating.
A dreading lecture on "The normal distribution from Gauss to Kalman" by Prof. Divakar Viswanath from University of Michigan was the next to come up.
Final lecture was quite interesting. It was on "Discovery of the Higgs Boson" by Prof. Sunanda Banerjee. The amount of data CERN used to store and amount of energy they used to dealt with was far more than something to amaze me.
Concluding ceremony marked the end of the camp.
Here is the last day of trip.