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USTM observed 1st International Day of Light
Talk on Shaping a Beam of Light by Prof Boruah,
9th Mile, Techno City,
Khanapara, 16 May 2018: The 1st International Day of Light
was observed here today with an in depth talk on “Shaping a Beam
of Light” delivered by Prof. Bosanta Ranjan Boruah, Department
of Physics, IIT Guwahati. The talk was organized by the
Department f Physics, University of Science & Technology,
Meghalaya in association with UNESCO and OSI.
Addressing 200 Physics students at a packed Dr Nirmal Kumar
Choudhury Auditorium at USTM, Prof Bosanta Ranjan Boruah said
that light has much significance in every sphere of life. Making
a power point presentation on how to shape a beam of light, he
said that there is difference between ordinary beam of light and
laser beam. In ordinary beam, light spread off while in laser
beam light gets concentrated in one point. One can event send
laser beam to the Moon, he added.
Speaking on the extra-ordinary properties of laser beam, the
IITG Professor said that laser beam can be utilized in many
applications, including medical use and for industrial
development. He also explained to the students the difference
between 2D and 3d images formed by light. The talk ended with an
interactive session between Prof. Boruah and the Physics
students of USTM.
Earlier, welcoming the participants, Dr RK Sharma, Vice
Chancellor of USTM deliberated in brief on the importance of
holding the International Day of Light. Dr Alaka, Sharma, Pro
Vice Chancellor of USTM was also present on the occasion and
addressed the students.