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Lecture on Liquid Crystals.

Start: Tuesday, August 25, 2015   11:00am            Place: ANTHONY CLARET SCHOOL, JALAHALLI, BANGALORE

Under V4 (ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ-ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ-ವಿಚಾರ-ವಿನಿಮಯ) program of CeNS, two lecture sessions on liquid crystals (LCs) were presented at Anthony Claret School, Jalahalli, Bangalore, on 25 -08-2015. The speaker from CeNS namely, C. V. Yelamaggad was received by college vice-principal and other staff members. He was introduced to 9th and 10th standard pupils (audience) by PRO of the School. In the beginning, the presenter briefly informed about the activities of CeNS, especially highlighted the point that V4 program is set out to stimulate and nurture basic and applied scientific curiosity among school children. In the first session (11.00 am to 12.15 pm), the students were introduced to basic concepts and phenomena of LCs; at the end, a time limited (25 mins.) question-answer session was held. In the subsequent session (2.00 pm to 3.30 pm), the students were informed about the existing applications of LCs; besides, polarization of light, double refraction phenomenon and order-mobility of LCs were demonstrated experimentally.