The year 2015 is being celebrated worldwide as the International Year of Light with the objective of promoting global awareness on light and light-based technology.
The Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal is already at the forefront in the field of light, optics and photonics-the technology of the twenty first century.
The department has planned to organize a series of events in connection with the international year of light.
KIRAN is a one day workshop for school students on wonders in the world of Light/Optics/Photonics. Students and teachers from the institutes in and around Manipal were present. The program included the talks on the topics such as Fundamental optics, Basics of lasers and International year of light, delivered by the faculty members of the department in the morning session. The speakers for the event were:
1. Ms. Surya Harikrishnan, Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal
2. Mr. K.S. Choudhari, Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal
3. Dr. Unnikrishnan V.K., Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal
Departmental Laboratory demonstration to all the participants was conducted in the afternoon session. All the research scholars and M.Sc. students of the department were actively involved in the experimental demonstrations.