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Five days workshop on Advanced RAPID 2021 commences at JU

JAMMU: A five-day Workshop on Advanced Radiation Detector and Instrumentation in Nuclear and Particle Physics (RAPID 2021) to be held online from 25-29 October 2021 is being organized by the High Energy Physics (HEP) group of the Department of Physics, University of Jammu.

In his inaugural address Prof. Manoj K Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu congratulated the Department of Physics for taking the initiative of organizing this specialized workshop where participants from different parts of the country and world will be benefiting.

He expressed his pleasure to see that the faculty members of the Department have come forward to organize such an event where efforts have been made to give it a flavour of a real event in the shape of the virtual Lab visits of three different institutes.

The Vice-Chancellor also informed about the steps being taken by the University to encourage research among the young faculty members and called upon them to go in for collaborations. He wished his greetings to the organizers for the success of the workshop.

Prof. Naresh Padha, Dean of Academic Affairs, JU highlighted the need of taking up interdisciplinary research. He made a special mention of the possibilities and potential of the HEP field where there are lot many such possibilities in terms of sensing technology, use of semiconductors as detectors for imagining, advancement in the electronic communication, computation for data processing as all are important and integral part of the Heavy-ion collision experiments which are being conducted in the world laboratories to comprehend the fundamentals of matter and secrets of Universe.

Prof. Rajnikant, Director, Directorate of College Development, JU & The Dean Sciences, appreciated the activities being carried by the HEP of the Department of Physics. He expressed his satisfaction with the way the group has progressed over the years and has made contributions at the National and International levels.

Prof. Anju Bhasin, HEP group leader at Jammu, ex-Vice Chancellor, Cluster University Jammu and presently CERN Scientific Associate at CERN, apprised the attendees about the various research involvements of the group. She told about the legacy that the HEP group carries, and their participation in the international collaborative experiments ALICE at CERN, CBM in Germany, STAR at BNL, USA. 

Earlier, Prof. Sanjeev Singh Sambyal, Head of the Department of Physics and Chairman of the workshop gave a brief profile of the Department of Physics. He specially mentioned the various research activities of various research groups of the Department and their contribution towards the overall research output of the University.

It is pertinent to mention here that the workshop spread over five days will have a total of twenty sessions, with four sessions each day. Total 250 PhD research scholars, post-docs and young scientists have registered for the workshop. 

Topics to be covered during the workshop will focus on the recent developments in the field of detector technology for Nuclear and Particle Physics experiments and its application. A total of sixteen invited talks by speakers from within the country and from abroad will be delivered.

The workshop will have plenary sessions with invited talks and contributed oral presentations. The invited talks will be aimed to cover the fundamental lectures, new results and review of the recent advances in different areas covered in this workshop.

Thirty-six contributions have been received for the young scientist segment of the sessions out of which thirty have been selected. 

An important attraction of the workshop will be the virtual visit to CDRST Centre of Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Medical Imaging Lab of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), a DAE institute at Kolkata and HEP Detector Lab of Bose Institute, Kolkata.

Dr Rajendra Patra, the convener of the Workshop welcomed the guests and participants in general while the formal welcome address was delivered by Er. Anik Gupta, Director IT Services and Scientist'G' in the High Energy Physics Group at Jammu University.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Ramni Gupta, Associate Professor of Physics and member HEP group of University of Jammu

The workshop was attended by the participants, speakers, Faculty of the Department and High Energy Community from India and abroad.

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