IITKanpur to start month-long course on ‘Story of Photoelectric Effect’ to pay tribute to Albert Einstein

Prof HC Verma (Photo: Girish Pant)

Kanpur | The all time great scientist Albert Einstein was awarded Nobel prize in Physics in the year 1921 for his theoretical work and discovering the law of Photoelectric Effect. This theory paved way for a huge technologic advancement using generation of electricity from light. The most common solar panels to Night vision cameras used in the surgical strike are outcome of this photon theory. This is the centenary year of Einstein’s Nobel Prize. To commemorate this occasion and to pay tribute to Albert Einstein, IITKanpur’s Centre of Continuing Education (CCE) has decided to start a one-month course titled ‘The story of Photoelectric Effect’. The course would be taught in unique story format by Prof HC Verma.


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As the name indicates, it is in a story format where the mathematical complexities are skipped to a large extent. “We will trace the historical developments in this 12-episode course. The level is such that school students from Standard 11 onwards will also enjoy the story and at the same time Masters of Physics will also find many new knowledge about the history of this discovery”, said Prof Verma. Thus this course will be useful to students of  class XI, B.Tech./B.SC/M.Sc./ research scholars, Physics teachers at all level.

While the course would start on July 15, the lectures will be released on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A total of 12 lectures will be delivered in one month. The registration for the course can be done at bsc.hcverma.in

Certificates would be awarded to eligible participants by CCE, IITKanpur.  Collaborating partner Shiksha Sopan will conduct a quiz after the course and prizes will be given to best performers.

By EP Web Desk

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