Gitam University-Hyderabad: ‘Remember the great personalities’
The expansion of scientific contemplation in modern world can be credited to the scientists of the eighteen and nineteenth century.
They essentially shaped the way we live now and many of the scientific research work currently in progress follows the lead of these brilliant thinkers, said Prof. P.R.Vasudeva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mubai and Former Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
He delivered a virtual talk on ‘Science and Scientists’ on 11 March 2022, organized by School of Science (SoS) of GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad.
‘Antoine Henri Becquerel, Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Homi J.Bhabha and C.V.Raman had the common qualities like intelligence and perseverance. They were all willing to think beyond the obvious.
They all excelled in hard work’ he narrated. He further said that they had varied backgrounds, not all were fortunate to have comfort and encouragement in their youth. But they all produced great discoveries based on simple apparatus and experiments, with far reaching consequences, Prof. Vasudava Rao added.
By quoting Mahatma Gandhi he said recalled the seven deadly sins- Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Religion without sacrifice and Politics without principles.
Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, SoS presided over the program and Prof. M.Saratchandra Babu, Principal, GITAM Institute of Science introduced the guest. Dr. R.Balaji Rao, HoD, Department of Physics delivered the welcome speech and Prof. G.Shiva Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy proposed the vote of thanks.