Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala celebrated its 16th annual day on March 19 in virtual mode. Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General, Science City while giving introductory remarks said that more than 45 Lac visitors have visited Science City since its opening to the public in 2005. She informed that, two galleries on Mathematics and Electricity being set up with financial assistance of Government of Punjab and Govt. of India would be the upcoming attractions for visitors. She added that while schools in Punjab remained closed during COVID-19 lockdown, PGSC ensured that the students’ tryst with science continued with a renewed vigour. More than 125 on-line programs including webinars, Science camps, workshops, innovative ideas were organized reaching out to students, teachers and general public.
A special talk on “Wireless and Radio frequency circuits: From Maxwell to the modern cell phone” was delivered by Prof. Shouribrata Chatterjee, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on this occasion. During his talk, he said that, modern cell phone is a wonder of the world that works reliably for all of us which allows us to communicate with others in different locations without the use of any physical connection. He talked about the evolution of wireless and RF circuits from early inventors and Maxwell's equations to the modern cell phone.
Around 200 professional students from all over Punjab participated in the program.