The third lecture of the series, PHYSICORUM, organized by the Department of Physics of Al-Ameen College, Edathala was titled “THE MAGIC OF LIGHT”. The webinar was conducted on 13/11/2021 from 10:30 am onwards using the Google meet platform. Dr.Radhu S, Assistant Professor, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, was the guest speaker. Dr. C Vijayan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, also graced the occasion.
The programme began with a silent prayer followed by welcome address by Dr. Rose P Ignatius, HOD and faculty coordinator for the webinar. Dr. Radhu explained in a very clear and simple manner, the different phenomena of light such as reflection, refraction, diffraction, absorption, scattering etc. She explained the phenomena by relating it to our daily life experiences and the students found it easier to understand. Some of the discussed topics include, why the sky appears blue and clouds white? What gives butterflies their colours? She also touched upon some current research areas such as non-linear optics, meta materials, nano materials etc.
The lecture was followed by an open house discussion. Dr. C Vijayan also shared his insights on the various phenomena in his usual witty manner.
Students found the webinar very informative and useful. It motivated them to look around from the perspective of a Physics student. The webinar concluded with a Vote of thanks by student coordinator Aseera A S, 2nd year BSc Physics.