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Jamshedpur, February 26: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur, organized a conference on “Computational Materials Science” on a virtual platform. This program was organized for students and teachers as part of the CSIR-Jigyasa Virtual Laboratory project. The main goal of the program was to connect with teachers and senior students and to make science learning interesting.
Chief Scientist and Head of KRIT Division of CSIR-NML, Dr. Mita Tarafder, in her address, welcomed the guest speaker and the audience and introduced CSIR Jigyasa program. She discussed the goal of making science learning effortless, innovative with science content such as 3D printing and e-waste recycling that had been included in the curriculum which would be available as videos, comics, animations, games and simulation. Dr. Mita Tarafder informed the audience that under this program, various school centered events such as the adoption of a central government initiative, Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) and the establishment of science clubs CSIR-NML, had been planned. She urged all to access the lectures and events of the “Jigyasa” program through the CSIR-NML YouTube link.
The guest speaker for the evening program was Dr. Sunil Kumar, Senior Scientist at CSIR-NML. He made a presentation on ‘Computational Materials Science’. He discussed hardware and software requirements, various operating systems and programming languages, and basic concepts of atomistic simulation which included writing code and compiling and executing code. He concluded his lecture by briefly discussing common simulation methods and their applications as well as available software and books on the subject.
A question and answer session followed. The virtual program brought together more than 50 people.