Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

India Event Diary – 5th July 2012, Thursday

Manonmanian University gets DRDO’s bio-hydrogen project

A.G. Murugesan, Professor of Sri Paramakalyani Centre of Excellence in Environmental Sciences, Alwarkurichi, a satellite centre of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, has bagged the DRDO’s bio-hydrogen project.

This research project of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of the Ministry of Defence is on ‘Bio-hydrogen production from seaweeds employing anaerobic microbes’ costing Rs. 14.93 lakh.
The anaerobic bacteria chosen for this project will be subjected to produce hydrogen by dark and photo fermentations. Usage of seaweeds as potential source for hydrogen generation through biological routes gained considerable interest recently due to its sustainable nature.

Contribution of Kolkata researchers to LHC

A group of researchers at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) shared the excitement of the discovery of Higgs Boson, as many of them have been a part of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider for a decade.

Professor Satyaki Bhattacharya joined the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment — one of the two detectors that were involved in the quest for the elusive particle — in 1999. Though the SINP formally entered into an agreement with CERN in August 2011, five researchers of the institute have been associated with the project for a long time, Professor Sunanda Banerjee being the leader of the group. Professor Subir Sarkar and Professor Suchandra Dutta were other members.

India to send 11-member team to Doha

India is sending an 11-member team which includes five girls, for the WSF- World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Doha from July 7 to 18.
In this championship, players from 29 countries will compete.