On 25 February 2021, on the eve of India’s National Science Day, the International Cooperation Department of the RAS and the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (India) held a scientific webinar. The event was supported by the Embassy of India in Moscow.
Academician Nikolay Makarov, RAS Vice President, welcomed the webinar participants on behalf of the RAS, offering congratulations and best wishes on the National Science Day.
Dr Shishir Shrotriya, Counsellor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of India in Moscow, thanked his Russian colleagues for their active participation in scientific webinars in 2020 and expressed his hope for joint projects and continued cooperation in the area in 2021.
RAS Prof. Andrey Naumov, DSc (Phys/Math) of the Institute of Spectroscopy of the RAS, gave a presentation on spectroscopy and microscopy of single quantum emitters. This research area has now become highly relevant in physics, physical chemistry, biophysics and related sciences.
Prof. Purushottam Shrivastava, Director of the Proton Accelerator Group at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (Indore), gave a presentation on the prospects for science and technology in laser physics.
India celebrates its National Science Day annually on 28 February, marking the date when, in 1928, Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered the Raman effect, or inelastic scattering of photons. In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) applied to the government of India for a National Science Day be established. Today, National Science Day is celebrated country-wide in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technological, medical and research institutions.
The recording of the webinar is available on YouTube: