DR. BIBHA CHOWDHURI MEMORIAL LECTURE

Title : Prevention is Health, and Wealth

Date : 09-02-2022
Time : 16:00:00
Speaker : Dr. Gagandeep Kang
Venue : ONLINE

Abstract

Vaccines and vaccination have made a fundamental contribution to healthcare, decreasing, controlling and wiping out disease. These health effects translate to positive economic outcomes for individuals, healthcare systems and to society. However, the damage and consequences of diseases are rapidly forgotten, when the diseases are not seen in large number. Further, the full benefits of vaccines are not recognised and they are often undervalued and/or underused. Poorer countries think they cannot afford them, though new vaccines or increased vaccination coverage could improve the health of the population. Understanding the full value and potential impact of vaccines is critical to public health.

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Date : 09-02-2022
Time : 16:00:00
Speaker : Dr. Gagandeep Kang FRS
Venue : ONLINE

Abstract

Vaccines and vaccination have made a fundamental contribution to healthcare, decreasing, controlling and wiping out disease. These health effects translate to positive economic outcomes for individuals, healthcare systems and to society. However, the damage and consequences of diseases are rapidly forgotten, when the diseases are not seen in large number. Further, the full benefits of vaccines are not recognised and they are often undervalued and/or underused. Poorer countries think they cannot afford them, though new vaccines or increased vaccination coverage could improve the health of the population. Understanding the full value and potential impact of vaccines is critical to public health.

Title : Unlocking secrets of the Universe at CERN

Date : 31-03-2021
Time : 16:00:00
Speaker : Dr. Archana Sharma
Venue : ONLINE

Abstract

Imagine a life without the words www or http? They emerged one fine day from a scientific laboratory! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Geneva, Switzerland is home to thousands of high energy physicists. By exploiting large sophisticated radiation detectors, designed and constructed over decades, we are collectively seeking answers to questions about the origin, evolution and composition of our universe. At this forefront of scientific pursuit, working hand in hand with industries, spin off technologies have completely changed our lives. With the world wide web, medical imaging, diagnostic and treatment techniques, high-performance computing, art restoration to name a few - the audacious, innovative cutting edge technologies of particle physics have entered and transformed mainstream society. This will trace exciting adventure at CERN and how we can collectively fight pandemics and catastrophes that are unknowns like COVID19 and some known challenges like cancer.

Title : First Dr. Bibha Chowdhuri Memorial Lecture - 2021

Date : 31-03-2021
Time : 16:00:00
Speaker : Dr. Archana Sharma
Venue : ONLINE

Abstract

Imagine a life without the words www or http? They emerged one fine day from a scientific laboratory! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Geneva, Switzerland is home to thousands of high energy physicists. By exploiting large sophisticated radiation detectors, designed and constructed over decades, we are collectively seeking answers to questions about the origin, evolution and composition of our universe. At this forefront of scientific pursuit, working hand in hand with industries, spin off technologies have completely changed our lives. With the world wide web, medical imaging, diagnostic and treatment techniques, high-performance computing, art restoration to name a few - the audacious, innovative cutting edge technologies of particle physics have entered and transformed mainstream society. This will trace exciting adventure at CERN and how we can collectively fight pandemics and catastrophes that are unknowns like COVID19 and some known challenges like cancer.