IIT Delhi's 8th SciTech Spins Lecture on April 23
IIT Delhi's scientist Prof Yama Dixit from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences will deliver the 08th SciTech Spins lecture on April 23, 2022.
IIT Delhi scientist Prof Yama Dixit from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences will deliver the 08th SciTech Spins lecture titled ‘Learning from the Past - Climate and Civilization Changes’ for school students on April 23, 2022.
"In this lecture, I will talk about how to reconstruct past climate using the chemistry of natural materials like lake and ocean sediments, which store information about past rainfall and temperature variability,” said Prof Yama Dixit, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi.
Lecture to go live on IIT Delhi's official YouTube channel
The talk will be live-streamed on the IIT Delhi’s official YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/4IW4B9t5a0M).
The lecture series is an academic outreach initiative by IIT Delhi for the school students, especially from classes 9th to 12th. The Institute gives e-certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the lecture.
"These students will also be invited to 'Open House', an annual intellectual fest organised by IIT Delhi, which provides an ideal platform for school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of science and technology," said the official release.
"The speaker will address questions like ‘Rainfall and elemental isotopes: How are they related? Would you believe that Thar desert in Northwest India was once a densely populated region? How can the ocean bed be used as an archive of past climate changes? How are the 'natural climate experiments' recorded in lakes and oceans? Could climate change have caused ancient civilizations to collapse? How close are we to a climate catastrophe on this warming Earth?," added the release.