Bachelor of Science in Physics
Following tradition, the Physics department's society 'Quasar' was abuzz with activities in the academic session 2014-2015.With great enthusiasm, the society organized its first event, the inaugural lecture on August 29, 2014. The chief guest and speaker was an eminent scientist from JNU, Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, who enlightened uson the topic 'Atoms & Photons-Quantum Dreams & Challenges'. This was followed by another scintillating lecture by Dr. Shatendra K Sharma from JNU on September 3, 2014 on 'X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy'. The students and teachers enjoyed being exposed to new frontiers in these fields of study. A dedicated effort was made by the Physics society to spread awareness about ISRO's successfully launched Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on November 5, 2013, where a presentation on 'MOM' was given by Angira Rastogi and Arshia Ruina of B. Sc. (Hons.) 3rd year. This was followed by a discussion on the same.
Feted with these wonderful lectures and discussions, the society organized 'Physicharades,' a fun game similar to dumb-charade on September 24, 2014 which was won by the team of Vinee, Neharika, Sipaz, Khushwinder and Aditi from B. Sc.(Hons.) Physics 3rd Year. Next, we organized
'Physicuiz', a quiz on general Physics, on October 28, 2014. The contest was won by the team of Khushwinder, Sipaz, Honey and Arshia (students of B. Sc. (Hons.) Physics 3rd Year). In a bid to expand their frontiers of knowledge, a group of 3rd year students were sent to JNU for a week long winter internship in December 2014.
The Physics department's annual magazine PHYSICOS is ready with an all new fun filled issue which will be released in March 2015.EPIPHANY(an informal platform for students of Physics to present their research projects, internship studies or lectures on topics of interest),which was started by a group of Physics students in 2013, also saw a number of lectures being delivered on a variety of topics. ASTRO CLUB was inaugurated on August 29, 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Vandana Luthra. The main focus of this initiative is better understanding of astronomy and related fields of study. The famous Hollywood movie 'Gravity' was screened on September 12, 2014 and a quiz was organized on September 19, 2014. Documentary screenings and presentations by group members forms a regular feature of this club. The club also hosted lectures by members of ASTRO- CLUB from IIT Delhi. A one of its kind tattoo making competition the med on cosmos was held on March 13, 2015.
A special mention goes to the Innovation Project GC-204 on 'pine needles'involving students from B. Sc. (Hons.) Physicsand B. Sc. (Hons.) Botany working under the guidance of Dr. Indu Datt (Physics), Dr. Vandna Luthra (Physics) and Dr. Geeta Mehta (Botany). In Antardhwani 2015, the project bagged award for the Best Innovative Idea under the environment theme.
Dr. Vandna Luthra is involved in an Indo-UK project 'UGC-UKIERI Thematic partnership- 2012'.Under this project, two students from University College of London (UCL) visited and worked in Gargi College Physics Research Lab. Dr. Vandna Luthra also visited and worked in UCL. An Indo-UK conference on 'Recent Advances on Chemical Sensors' was successfully held in Feb 2014 in Gargi College.
In the college's annual science festival Scintillations 2015 held in February 2015, the Physics society organized two events: Treasure Hunt and Poster Presentation (jointly with Zenith). The students participated enthusiastically and emerged victorious in many.
We also organized a seminar from BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus on March 11, 2015 which catered to Physics and Maths undergraduate students and aimed at spreading awareness about the new course being offered: ME in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security.