Special Lecture to Celebrate

National Science Day: 28th February


Beyond Spherical Horses: Reasonable and Unreasonable Approximations in Natural Sciences

Professor Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Director, TCG CREST

February 28, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

TCG CREST First Floor Classroom 3


About the Lecture

The lecture will broadly discuss pedagogic strategies used in the physical sciences to understand and utilize the ‘real’ world through approximations/idealizations. The talk is centred around Feynman’s ‘minimum sentence’ remark and possible extensions of it using the well-known Fermi-problem methods. The aim is to illustrate both the power and the limitations of approximations, a subject rarely included in science curricula.