Zealandia has caught the imagination of geoscientific world and reams of paper and netspace has been dedicated to announcing arrival of this new ‘continent’ on the block. Geoscientists have been working hard and long to identify the signatures that could mark a sunken landmass as a continent. They... more
THE NEW MEGHALAYAN AGE:
WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IS IT NECESSARY?
The human race has divided time into different units since it culturally stumbled upon the abstract concept of time. We have broken time into variable slices like millennia, century, decade, hour, minute, second and so on. The... more
FACE OFF WITH THE SUN
The civilizations the world over have many myths and legends depicting powerful and divine individuals making a go at the sun. The end is more often than not quite discouraging. They always burn out near the sun. But, these folklores are symptomatic of humanity’s... more
India is far away from Antarctica and the proceedings that take place over there should not be of concern to it. This is the feeling of most of us sane Indians. However, the natural system that the Earth is operating and dealing with leaves no room for such complacency. The Earth is an integrated... more
Anybody who travels frequently will know that weather can change dramatically from one place to another. If this travel is done vertically, into the sky, then this change is all the more spectacular. It changes from a realm of dense molecular setting to an almost empty space. The change in... more
In order to bring scientific awareness among the students and public, the National Science Day- 2018 celebrations started with various competitions held for students and teachers. The focal theme for this National Science Day was “Reaching the unreached through Science and Technology”.
The Institute participated in the 105th Indian Science Congress held at Imphal, Manipur, from 16-20 March 2018 with a group consisting of four faculty members. IIG participated in the Science Expo as a part of Department of Science and Technology (DST) pavilion. The focal theme of the Indian... more
Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences jointly held India International Science Festival (IISF) at Chennai from 13th to 17th October 2017. The Institute participated in IISF by putting up an exhibition of posters depicting the science of geomagnetism and allied fields... more
A brief introduction on history of geomagnetism in India, role of Colaba-Alibag magnetic observatories in institutionalizing geomagnetism in India, the utility of network of magnetic observatories all over India was briefly explained. The students and teachers were also exposed to... more
Three day Science week celebration with the theme "Reaching the unreached through science and technology" were carried out at KSKGRL during 26th - 28th February 2018. In order to create awareness about the scientific research carried at the RC, power point presentation featuring... more
The school/college visitors were acquainted with the basics of geomagnetism, GPS and other related activities carried out at IIG. Posters, models, lab visits and talks were arranged to enlighten them on the advances made at IIG in the field of geomagnetism and allied areas. All the activities were... more