Contemporary Physics:

Contemporary Physics:

The frontiers of knowledge, especially of Science are moving at an accelerated pace and while a bright young mind may be excited by all the new developments, the School curriculum does not often promote this excitement. In Physics for example, at the School level there is little appreciation of quantum, relativistic, nuclear, particle and interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary physics. These topics are covered at the end of an undergraduate Physics course  or in a program for post graduate Physics students. This need not be so now, in the 3rd decade of the 21st century. The fact is that much of contemporary Physics can be learnt by almost everyone with an intense desire and a good Internet connection. These weekend learning explorations guided by Prof MM Pant take the learner through an exciting tour of quantum physics, relativity, modern particle physics and its history. Comprising a number of fascinating topics, of which some have been the subject of recent Nobel Prizes. They have been structured as weekend learning events. This “road less travelled”  in the spirit of Robert Frost is created out of the joy of Physics; it is not designed to produce problem-solving ability to crack the IIT-JEE but rather is designed to reveal some beauty and joy of Physics.

It is not only in intellectual terms that you could be losing by not being up to date with modern developments, but in real dollar terms, the Google team lost $100 billion because of being unaware of the JWST ( Our weekend topic for the first weekend in Contemporary Physics is therefore the James Webb Space Telescope. 

March 11th and 12th: Contemporary Physics: The James Webb Space Telescope ( JWST)

Saturday 11th March 2023: From Galileo’s telescope to the JWST

Sunday 12th March 2023: Discoveries from the JWST: the map of Physics

Some of the topics to be explored during future weekends: Symmetry in Physics, key Quantum concepts, spin, 

Quantum Entanglement, Superconductivity: the phenomenon and its applications, The standard model in Physics, Complexity, Complex adaptive systems, Special Theory of Relativity, General theory of Relativity, Frontiers of Physics

By way of follow up on this Contemporary Physics, similar weekend courses are also being developed for Contemporary Mathematics and Contemporary Biology. 


The fee for this weekend course is Rs 1000/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).

* For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is : 

* Madan Mohan Pant

* HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon 

        A/c 26451000000301


* (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)

To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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