APT National Workshop Series : A Review (April 2017) - Dr. G. Harikrishnan

APT National Workshop Series : A Review (April 2017)

 

            APT National Workshop Series for the teachers was launched in November 2014. Until February 2017, in a span of 28 months, 21 workshops were completed. Out of these 16 were in Theoretical Physics series, 3 in Experimental Physics series and 2 in Astronomical Data Analysis series. Except for the two workshops in Astronomical Data Analysis series, organized in collaboration with IUCAA, Pune, all the other workshops were organized without any financial aid from Govt. or private agencies. Each of these workshops were on cost-sharing basis, using the registration fee of the participating teachers. The workshops are being conducted at different colleges in Kerala, but the participation is not limited to teachers from the state. These workshops are regularly being conducted on holidays to avoid the loss of teaching hours of the participants. APT National Workshop Series is unique in the country as this could be the only series of its kind being regularly conducted outside the demands of the service regulations, and the directives and funding of Govt. or private agencies. The model is being sustained by the continuing support of the participating teachers, the dedicated efforts of the local organizers of the hosting colleges, and the commitment of the resource persons.

 

2014-2015

            The series began in November 2014 with bimonthly workshops in Theoretical Physics. In the academic year 2014-2015 five workshops were conducted in Mathematical Physics series.

APT National Workshops in 2014-2015

[Theory : Mathematical Physics Series]

No.

TOPIC

VENUE

DATES

 

RESOURCE PERSON

1

Complex Analysis

Christ college, Irinjalakuda

1-2 November 2014

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

2

Linear Algebra

St. Thomas college, Pala

26-28 December 2014

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

3

Tensor Analysis

U.C. college, Aluva

14-15 February 2015

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

4

Differential Equations

Farook college, Kozhikode

10-12 April 2015

Dr. S. Sivakumar,

IGCAR, Kalpakam

5

Group Theory

Providence Women's college, Kozhikode

15-17 May 2015

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

2015-2016

            In 2015-16 five bimonthly workshops in Classical Mechanics series, the second series in Theoretical Physics, were conducted. In addition, Experimental Physics series was launched in 2015 with a workshop in Electronics Experiments.

APT National Workshops in 2015-2016

[Theory : Classical Mechanics Series]

 

No.

TOPIC

VENUE

DATES

RESOURCE PERSON

1

Lagrangian Dynamics

Vimala college, Thrissur

27-28 June 2015

Prof. M.C. Valsakumar, IIT-Palakkad

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

2

Hamiltonian Dynamics

SB college, Changancherry

22-24 August 2015

Dr. S. Sivakumar,

IGCAR, Kalpakam

3

Central Force Problem

Christ college, Irinjalakuda

10-11 October 2015

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

4

Electronics Experiments - I

Providence Women's College, Kozhikode

14-15 November 2015

Prof. V.C. Suresh,

PSMO College Thirurangadi (Rtd)

5

Rigid Body Dynamics and Small Oscillations

Cochin University of Science and Technology

19-21 December 2015

Prof. M.C. Valsakumar, IIT-Palakkad

6

Special Theory of Relativity

U.C. college, Aluva

14-15 February 2016

Prof. H.S. Mani,

CMI, Chennai

  • 6 Workshops in 2 ongoing series
  • Theoretical Physics series : series 2 : Classical Mechanics.

There were 5 bimonthly workshops in this series, from June 2015 to February 2016.

  • Experimental Physics series : Electronics Experiments - I      

            The thrust areas of the workshop were (i) the theory and implementation of amplifier             designing and (ii) the theory and applications of OPAMP. 22 Electronics experiments at the MSc     level were analyzed and demonstrated during the workshop. Predesigned circuits were made             available at the venue. The participants got the opportunity to learn the designing of these             circuits and make proper measurements.

2016-2017

            In 2016-17 six bimonthly workshops in Electrodynamics series and two workshops in Experimental Physics series were conducted. In addition, Astronomical Data Analysis series was launched with two workshops conducted in collaboration with IUCAA, Pune.

APT National Workshops in 2016-2017

[Theory : Electrodynamics Series]

Sl No.

TOPIC

VENUE

 

DATES

RESOURCE PERSON

1

Electrostatics

Providence Women's College, Kozhikode

29-30 April & 1May 2016

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

2

Magnetostatics

KMM Govt. Women's College, Kannur

4-5 June 2016

Dr. S. Sivakumar,

IGCAR, Kalpakam

3

General Physics Experiments-I

St. Thomas College, Pala

29-30 June & 1-2July 2016

Dr. Ison V. Vanchipurackal,

St. Thomas College, Pala

4

Astronomical Data Analysis -I :

Virtual Observatory

SH College, Chalakudi

16-17 July 2016

Prof. Ajit Kembhavi,

IUCAA, Pune

Dr. Ninan Sajeeth Philiph,

St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry

5

Electric and Magnetic Fields in Matter

Vimala College, Thrissur

13-15 August 2016

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

6

Electromagnetic Waves

CMS College, Kottayam

8-9 October 2016

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

7

Astronomical Data Analysis -II :

X-Ray Astronomy

Providence Women's College, Kozhikode

19-20 November 2016

Prof. Ranjeev Misra,

IUCAA, Pune

8

Electronics Experiments - II

Providence Women's College, Kozhikode

10-12 December 2016

Prof. V.C. Suresh,

PSMO College Thirurangadi (Rtd)

9

Relativistic Electrodynamics

Christ College, Irinjalakuda

7-8 January 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

10

Radiation

St. Xavier's College, Aluva

11-12 February 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

  • 10 Workshops in 3 ongoing series
  • Theoretical Physics series : series 3 : Electrodynamics.

There were 6 bimonthly workshops in this series, from April 2016 to February 2017.

  • Experimental Physics series : (1) General Physics Experiments -I

                                             (2) Electronics Experiments - II

There were 12 experiments included in the General Physics experiments workshop. The theory was discussed in detail and hands-on sessions were conducted for all experiments.

The workshop on Electronic experiments was a repetition of the first such workshop conducted in Nov. 2015, but the theoretical aspects were discussed in more detail and there was sufficient time for hands-on training.

  • Astronomical Data Analysis series : workshop 1 : Virtual Observatory

                                                            workshop 2 : X-Ray Astronomy

            The aim is to train the teachers in planning and executing MSc level projects in this field. Some

             of these projects may be extended to PhD level work for the students as well as the teachers.

2017-2018

            In 2017-18 six bimonthly workshops in Quantum Mechanics series, one workshop in Experimental Physics series, and two workshops in Astronomical Data Analysis series are scheduled.

APT National Workshops in 2017-2018

Sl No.

TOPIC

VENUE

 

DATES

RESOURCE PERSON

1

Genesis of Quantum Theory

Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram

29-30 April 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

2

Wave Mechanics

Assumption College, Changanasserry

10-11 June 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

3

UV-Band Astronomy

(will be announced later)

15-16 July 2017

(will be announced later)

4

Conceptual and Mathematical Structure of Quantum Mechanics

Vimala College, Thrissur

12-14 August 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

5

General Physics

Experiments- II

St. Thomas College, Pala

13-15 September 2017

Dr. Ison V. Vanchipurackal,

St. Thomas College, Pala

6

Angular Momentum : Hydrogen Atom Problem

KMM Govt. Women's College, Kannur

14-15 October 2017

Dr. S.V.M. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University

7

Solar Astronomy

(will be announced later)

18-19 November 2017

(will be announced later)

8

Spin - Addition of Angular Momenta - Identical Particles - Construction of Periodic Table from Quantum Mechanics

Providence Women's College, Kozhikode

9-11 December 2017

(will be announced later)

9

Time-Independent Perturbation Theory - Variational Method - WKB Approximation

CMS College, Kottayam

10-12 February 2018

(will be announced later)

  • 9 Workshops in 3 ongoing series
  • Theoretical Physics series : Series 4 : Quantum Mechanics

There will be 11 workshops in this series, from April 2017 to December 2018, spanning 26 days, with more than 78 hours of classes and 52 hours of tutorials. Six of these workshops will be conducted in 2017-18.

  • Experimental Physics series : General Physics Experiments - II

There will be 12 experiments in this 3-day workshop. This is the second part of the workshop conducted in June 2015. The theory of these experiments will be discussed and the hands-on sessions will be conducted. Intake will be limited to 36 participants.

  • Astronomical Data Analysis series : Workshop 3 : Ultraviolet Band Astronomy

                                                            Workshop 4 : Solar Astronomy.

The theory will be briefly discussed and training in the software will be imparted through hands-on sessions. Intake will be limited to 40 participants.

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Dr. G. Harikrishnan

Coordinator of APT National Workshop Series

April 2017