Kolkata, Feb 27 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) A two-day conference- Frontiers of Science- will be held in Kolkata, with an interface between a global pool of thinkers and eminent scientists with view to develop a white paper or a blueprint for the role sciences can and must play to help India attain the leadership status predicted for her in the foreseeable future.
At the Frontiers of Science, the scientists and the thinkers taking part will deliberate on the actionable goals India must set for herself, how to reach these goals, and the timely investments which need to be made to successfully master and sustainably manage leading-edge technologies.
The participants in the Frontiers of Science will include Dr. R.A.Mashelkar and Dr. Bikash Sinha, who are also its Chairman and Co-Chairman, respectively, Dr. S.K.Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Dr. R.K.Bhandari, Director, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Prof. Sushanta Dattagupta, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Dr. M.K.Bhan, Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Government of India, Dr. P.M.Bhargava, founder Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dr. Indraneel Mittra of Tata Memorial Centre, Dr. K.Vijayraghavan, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee, Chairman TCG Group, and Dr. M.G.K.Menon, Advisor, Dept. of Space, ISRO, from India.
The overseas participants will be Dr. Rudiger Voss, Dr. Philippe Lebrun and Prof. Francois Grey from CERN, the European organisation for nuclear research in Geneva, Switzerland; Dr. Nigel Lockyer, Director, and Dr. Timothy I. Meyer, Head of Strategic Planning and Communications, at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics; and Prof. Dr. Boris Sharkov, Scientific Director and Chairman of the Management Board of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe.
Frontiers of Science is being sponsored by the Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy, and organised by The Critical Issues Forum, Kolkata.