Topic: Creativity in Science and Technology: Differentiating Great, Average and Small Minds
Speaker: Prof. S. K. Mehta, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Date and Time: April 27, Saturday; 9:30 AM
Venue: Seminar Room, Central Instrumentation Lab. (CIL), Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh
Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India organized a lecture on Creativity in Science and Technology- Differentiating Great, Average and Small Minds in the Panjab University. The speaker was a noted expert Prof. S. K. Mehta, Department of Chemistry, and Director, Central Instrumentation Lab, Panjab University Chandigarh.
Prof Mehta emphasized that the development of a nation is linked with development and application of technologies. In the rapidly changing technology worldwide, it is important for India to also invest in emerging taking technologies to tackle with the local problems.
Technological solutions depend upon advances in science. While science accrue knowledge by gathering analysis and understanding facts, at the same time technology applies the scientific knowledge for designing, innovation and development of technologies for production of goods and services to meet the emerging needs of the society. Science and technology are closely associated each other like two sides of a coin. Therefore, for each nation to get developed at every aspect, it is important for India to invest substantially in research and development of both science and technology as they go hand in hand and reinforce each other and the government must fund such research and development activities on a larger scale.