As part of the National Science Day celebration, IIT Bombay has organized a lecture on "Can capturing CO2 accelerate India's efforts to net-zero emissions?" for the IIT Bombay community.
Title: "Can capturing CO2 accelerate India's efforts to net-zero emissions?
Speaker: Prof. Vikram Vishal, Department of Earth Sciences.
The live streaming of the talk will also be available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/IITBombayOfficialChannel
About The Speaker: Prof. Vikram Vishal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and an Associate Faculty in the IDP - Climate Studies at IIT Bombay. He leads the 'Computational and Experimental Geomechanics' group at IIT Bombay. Prof. Vishal received his Ph.D. degree jointly from IIT Bombay and Monash University, and his M.Sc. degree in Applied Geology from IIT Bombay. He briefly worked at Tata Steel in 2009, and at IIT Roorkee during 2013-2016, during which he also received his postdoctoral experience as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow at Stanford University. Prof. Vishal is currently serving as the Convener of the DST-sponsored National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization at IIT Bombay.
An outreach video created for National Science Day 2022 by Prof. Varun Bhalerao, Department of Physics and his team is shared here:
GROWTH - India Telescope views the James Webb Space Telescope for National Science Day 2022
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is one of the most advanced instruments ever built. It orbits at a distance of 15,00,000 km from Earth. From the ground, it appears as a point streaking across background stars. We used to GROWTH-India telescope (GIT) to image the James Webb in space. GROWTH-India Telescope is the country's first fully robotic space telescope. It is located in Hanle. We also teamed up with the Lulin One-Meter Telescope (LOT) for another perspective. LOT is located at a distance of about 4200 km from GIT. This causes a parallax - JWST appears shifted against the background stars. Such a shift can be used to measure the distance to objects.
The GROWTH India Telescope (GIT) is a 70-cm telescope with a 0.7-degree field of view, set up by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay ) with funding from DST-SERB and IUSSTF. It is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (Hanle), operated by IIA. Generous funding from the IITB alumni batch of 1994 supports operations of the telescope. More details and images of the telescope can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/growthindia/.