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International Physics Conference at USTM, witnesses participation of scientific community from across the globe

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Ri Bhoi, Feb 29: The three-day-long International Conference on Frontiers in Pure and Applied Physics (ICFPAP-2024) began today at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya. Conference witnessed participation of over 250 international and national delegates from twelve countries across the globe.

The conference was organised by the Department of Physics USTM in collaboration with the Physics Academy of North-East (PANE). A book of abstracts was also released during the program.

The inaugural session witnessed the presence of Prof. Katsunori Wakabayashi, from the Kwansei Gakuin University of Japan and Prof. Kazi Hanium Maria from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Addressing the audience, Prof. Katsunori Wakabayashi encouraged “researchers, professionals, and students to explore cutting-edge topics of pure and applied physics”. In his presentation, he focused on the electronic and optical properties of materials.

Delivering the welcome address, Prof GD Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM said that the conference aims to engage in deep discussions about the latest advancements in the field of pure and applied physics.

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The inaugural session was also addressed by Prof. Anurup Gohain Borua, Professor, Department of Physics, Gauhati University & Executive President, PANE and Prof. Kushal Kalita, Professor, Department of Physics, Gauhati University & General Secretary, PANE.The inaugural session ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Nitu Borgohain, Head, Department of Physics .

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Chairperson of the conference Dr. Nitu Borgohain said, “This conference is meant to provide a common platform for experienced and budding researchers and practicing scientists, to exchange ideas and help in the development of new ideas for the future.” The convenor of the conference Dr Mayuri Devi stated that the tracks encompassed within the scope of this conference ranges from basic physics applications to advanced concepts.

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