Leidenfrost Effect

On July 21, 2020 by Aaruni Kaushik

Can you heat water so quickly, that it refuses to boil? If you think not, I have some news for you! Enter Dr Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost. In 1756, Dr Leidenfrost wrote the book De Aquae Communis Nonnullis Qualitatibus Tractatus. In the book, he recorded over a hundred properties relating to […]

Not You

On December 27, 2019 by anon

Content Warning: Although the story is fictional, the following post is focused on the very real experience of Impostor Syndrome and anxiety that many live with every day   11:07 PM. The coffee isn’t warm anymore and it’s definitely not strong enough. Should have picked up RedBull on the way […]

Talk: Mathematics and other career paths.

On September 3, 2019 by Vishnupriya

16th February, 2019: At Belpahar English Medium School (Belpahar, India), a talk titled “Mathematics and other career paths” was organized. The purpose of this talk was to expose students of grade 11-science stream (age 16-17) to the various career paths available, especially encouraging them to pursue the pure sciences. The […]

Where and What is Lindau ?

On March 18, 2019 by anon

In the second year of my undergraduate studies, I met a senior who among other things told me that she was spending all her free time filling up an application form to take part in ‘Lindau’. Wide eyed and probably with naïvity plastered across my face I asked her what […]

Science Pedagogy in My Classroom

On January 19, 2019 by anon

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. ~ Carl Sagan Being primarily a middle school Physics teacher, I also teach General Science in the primary grades. Considering the difference in the ages of my two group of learners, I make an effort […]

Open Data Driven Science: A Boon Or A Bane?

On December 15, 2018 by Promit Ray

Harnessing former data for scientific progress dates way back to the 17th century; Kepler used data formulated by Tycho Brahe to formulate the planetary laws of motion. Often cited as a first classical example of successful scientific collaboration,  we continue to follow in Kepler’s footsteps today hundreds of years later. Modern […]