Fest opens the marvellous world of physics to kids

550 students take part in the event aimed at fostering interest in science

Over 550 students from 14 schools took part in the fourth edition of Limit Infinity, an inter-school fest aimed at fostering interest in science amongst students, here on Wednesday.

“Limit Infinity is our effort to demonstrate that academic subjects can be exciting and useful. We chose physics as the theme for this year’s edition since it also the ‘International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies’,” said S D Shibulal, president, Board of Trustees, Infosys Science Foundation, which organised the event in association with Sishu Griha Montessori and High School.

Research work
A lecture on ‘Using Light’ by Prof Rajaram Nityananda from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, and a juror for the Infosys Prize 2015 in the Physical Sciences category, was the highlight of the day.

The lecture focused on his research work related to light and astronomy and their vast applications.

“The event will help students discover the importance of light in our lives and hear about the advances it has made possible: right from the first lenses used by the ancient Egyptians to telescopes today that can look at the far corners of the universe.”

“We believe such events will help children explore the nature of science beyond what they learn in the classroom,” Shibulal said.

The event featured interesting sessions that revealed the magical world of physics and its many marvels to young enthusiasts. Catch the Word, Quizzes, Just-a-Minute (JAM) and a skit on physics were some of the sessions which enthralled the students.

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