An international conference is going to be held in Nepal in the last week of September. Around 150 scientists from 40 different countries will be participating in the international conference. Professors and scientists from Tribhuvan University of Nepal, Liverpool University of UK and Tokyo University will participate in the 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals to be held from September 18-23.
According to Prof Dr Hemraj Sharma of Liverpool University, the participation of Nobel Laureate Dan Shectman has been confirmed. Shectman had received Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011 for the discovery of Quasicrystals. Over 110 research papers on physic, chemistry, mathematics and engineering will be presented during the conference.
The conference is the 2nd conference in Quasicrystals to be held in South Asia. Quasicrystals is a special type of crystal which has a different molecular arrangement than normal crystals. It has been used in preparing non stick cookware. According to Scientists, the crystal can be used in manufacturing aircraft parts. The inaugural session of the conference will be held in the Dhulikhel-based Kathmandu University. Following the inaugural session, workshops will also be held in the university.
“Nepali students and scientists will be able to take direct and indirect benefits from the workshops,” Sharma told Republica Online.
From the second day, sessions will be held at Dhulikhel Resort and Lodge. Nobel laureate Shechtman will deliver a speech at the auditorium of Tribhuvan University on September 21.
Organizers hope that the conference will be beneficial to spread out a message that Nepal is safe for tourists. The conference is also an attempt to formulate a network of non- resident Nepali Scientists.
Source: My Republica