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Two Days Workshop on “Quantum Mechanics: Theory to Simulation

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Start Date
20/12/2018 10:00 AM
End Date
21/12/2018 04:00 PM
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A two days Workshop on “Quantum Mechanics: Theory to Simulation” was organised by Department of Physics, Mehsana Urban Institute of Sciences at Ganpat University on 20th and 21st December, 2018. The main purpose of two days’ workshop was to supplement the understanding and clarify the concept discussed during the regular curriculum as quantum mechanics is an indispensible tool to understand the advanced topics of science and technology.

After discussing with the Resource Persons and the Advisory committee a series of Talks and a Technical session was planned for this workshop.

Prof. V. N. Potbhare, Prof. A. C. Sharma and Dr. Narendra D. Chavda from The Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, Vododara and Prof. K. N. Joshipura from Sardar Patel University, Anand graced and handled the two days event as the Resource Person. On the first day after formal inauguration and tree plantation by the guests the workshop started with great enthusiasm, the workshop began with a keynote lecture about the Uncertainty Principle, by Prof. V. N. Potbhare. During the next invited talk by Prof. K. N. Joshipura, the participants were guided to see how the observations slowly create path and requirement for moving from classical to quantum approach. How the atoms and molecules look like in a Quantum world? A special program of “Akaash Darshan” was organised on the evening where participants had a wonderful time of sky gazing.

Next day there were plenary talks by Prof. A. C. Sharma, which covered various conservation laws and their invariance in Quantum Mechanics, the talks also covered advanced topics of the subject like the development story of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. Later there was yet another lecture by Prof. V. N. Potbhare which elaborated a new point of view to understand the wave particle duality of light.

During the afternoon session a technical session was coordinated under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Narendra D. Chavda. During this session the participants did the coding and learned about Elementary Computational Quantum Mechanics.

A total number of 109 participants attended the workshop from the organizing institute as well as other colleges and universities of the state. The students of UG, PG program, research associates and faculties of various institutes got registered for the workshop. The total fund collected through registration fees was INR 55,400.00 only while the expenses made during the workshop was INR 57,360.00.

As workshop outcome the participants had a wonderful opportunity to understand some amazing aspects of quantum world and solve some basic problems of quantum mechanics with the help numerical analysis and simulations. The satisfaction of the participants was evident by their positive feedback received at the end of the workshop.