IIT Ropar organized 5-Day GIAN course; Prof. Balakrishnan Naduvalath conducted sessions
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IIT Ropar has recently organized a course for “Ultracold molecules and controlled chemistry” under the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) program by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, GOI. The course was organized by the Department of Chemistry and Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar (Head of the Department, Department of Chemistry, IIT Ropar) was the course coordinator and the detailed lecture sessions were conducted by subject expert, Prof. Balakrishnan Naduvalath (Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada USA). The field of ultracold molecules and ultracold chemistry has become a leading-edge and productive area of experimental and theoretical research in physics and chemistry.
“IIT Ropar organized 5-Day GIAN course; Prof. Balakrishnan Naduvalath conducted sessions and the inaugural session took place in the presence of Director Prof. Sarit Kumar Das and Dr. Yashveer Singh (Local coordinator, GIAN)”. Masters’ students and PhD scholars from various institutes attended the course which also included hands-on sessions covering the application-oriented aspects of the topic.
Attendees were able to explore the precision spectroscopy and controlled chemistry with ultracold molecules and understand the mechanistic details of chemical reactions at cold and ultracold temperatures. The course also aimed to explore the new theories of chemical reactions and how alignment, confinement and external field effects influence reactivity at ultracold temperatures.