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Sixth Science Conclave at IIIT-A starts today
IIIT- Allahabad,once again sixth in the series , is organising a week long Science Conclave in which eight Noble Laureates of the world will take part from today, Dec 8, 2013 at Jhalwa campus .

The Sixth Science Conclave, a congregation  with eight  Nobel Laureates, 40 prominent scientists and over 2000 participants from across the ASEAN, Africa and SAARC countries of the world will commence under the aegis of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad from December 8 from 9:30 am in the huge pandal erected at the sports ground of  IIIT-A , Jhalwa here .

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Over 1500 participants including science stream students, INSPIRE scheme, research scholars , faculties reached at the campus this evening. Around 143 participants from AESEAN, Africa , SAARC are taking part in the mega event.

On the first day programme will begin with lectures by Noble Laureates Prof Ivar Giaever USA, from 9:15 am , Prof Douglas D Osheroff from 10:15 am ,USA and Prof  Walter J Kohn USA from 11:45 am. 

Thereafter, Prof Satish Chandra, Prof Paramod Rastogi, Dr Rositasa Bateson, Prof R N Mukherjee and Krishan Lal will interact with thousands of participants. 

Dr M D Tiwari, founding Director, IIIT-A said this is a great opportunity for the Indian scientific community particularly young minds to interact with global veterans and stalwarts in the respective scientific disciplines. A few thousand scientists, post-graduate students and others are expected to converge and interact with the Nobel Laureates at IIIT-A for the event."

The week-long timetable, just like the annual Lindau summit, will see a series of lectures followed by interactions to encourage free flow of "thoughts and ideas''. The special character of the Lindau Meetings is shaped by the fact that the Nobel laureates can freely choose the topics of their lectures. Here too, Nobel laureates will speak about topics they are passionate about. 

Dozens of committees have been constituted to ogranise the event successfully. The committee members alongwith hundred of student volunteers are working round the clock in order to smooth functioning of the event. Formal inauguration will take place on December 9 at 11 am.

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