Mumbai Science Talk
Mumbai Science Talk

Mumbai Science Talk

Mumbai is the city of vibrant culture and host place of many great minds of India like HARISH CHANDRA, HOMI J BHABHA etc. It been a hotspot for growing and nurturing science in India since .It’s the city which has been given nation first nuclear research center (BARC). At present Mumbai is home for many prestigious science and tech institutions like IITB, TIFR, BARC, ICT.

Mumbai is the land of ideas and it can provide an excellent platform to exchange the ideas and innovation and promote the science and research among the public and other researchers. We believe in “Sharing is Caring” together by sharing individual ideas and innovation and working together we can make the world better place.

Armed with individual knowledge, the next important step is to network with like-minded researchers and industry leaders, pooling resources and knowledge to enable the pursuit of mutually motivating goals and ideas. Establishing research networks and collaborations in the form of voluntary participants' groups provides the necessary flexibility to adapt to a wide spectrum of arising challenges. It enables shared learning, new research opportunities, establishing new research projects and technology transfer as well. Therefore, “Mumbai science talk “aims to bring together past, present and future PhDs, and other experts from various fields and institutes fields to come and share their ideas, projects, experience to improve our academic network.

In the words of Carl Sagan “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology” so along with our researcher community collaboration and networking we believe that us as the leading science persons can make the science more engaging , accessible to people. We will meeting regular basis both formally and informally at IITB and other places around Mumbai with some drink and fun to talk any topics you interested in: thesis writing, teaching, lab work, publishing, alternative career paths, academia, and job searching...

So we invite you to become the part of vibrant research community.


Upcoming events:

Berlin Science Talk

Masters, PhD Networking and Socialization
(Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m.)

Introducing yourself is the key step that doesn’t happen in a lecture hall full of people, and this one-to-one contact is effective because it’s personal. Building your own network at an early stage of your research career pays off in many ways. A quick discussion about a joint project can make a huge difference to a collaboration, not least because the connection between others will then be more personal, and you’ll begin to feel like you’re all in it together. Having same mind and then met a collaborator in person is also useful for things like asking for professional references, scope for new projects etc.

Research itself is an ever-changing process, and the outcomes are sometimes difficult to predict. If some of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific understanding have seemed serendipitous, talking to people outside your field must increase the likelihood of such unexpected discoveries. Research, and the number of multi- and cross-disciplinary funding initiatives has grown rapidly in the last 5 years. Although most researchers know how to find the colleagues in their own discipline, it can be hard to locate partners from other fields in this swiftly changing research landscape.

Since young researchers may have less exposure to the scientific network, social events could be immensely helpful in boosting their career. These events ensure more interaction between the participants thus allowing scientists to communicate their research and ideas effectively.

This can also be about making friends and doing science with fun. This can also help peoples to enhance their personal communication skills, way to present to their work which is also very important in ones future career.

Mumbai Science Talk gives an opportunity to meet every Friday evening with many research scholars from various disciplines. So, pack some food and drinks and, let’s enjoy the Wednesday evening together!!!



Universities and research institutes

Public Universities

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC)

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)

Institute Of Chemical Technology (ICT)

Homi Bhabha Center For Science Education and Research (HBCSE)

University of Mumbai

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy (UM-DAE CBS) Mumbai

Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)

Tata Institue of social sciences (TISS)


Coordinator

Rajan Maurya


Team members

Amit Ranjan

Amit Upadhay

Alok Pal

Nandni Dixit

Pankaj Verma

Shubhankar Mishra

Stuti Gupta


Event partners

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Contributors

Rajan Maurya, Arobendo Mondal


Alumni


Initiate “Science Talk” at your city

In today's world of collaborative research, its just not enough to be “good” at science, but, it is equally important to be strongly connected to other researchers in our vicinity. A well connected academic network is like a two-edged sword. Firstly, it helps propagate ideas among the researchers, and secondly, it makes space for more information to reach the individuals new to this field.
Most often, we discover that due to poor communication and networking, the same problems continue to persist from one "batch" of researchers to the next. And, not surprisingly, most of them can be solved just by speaking and exchanging ideas with each other.
So, through “Science Talks”, we can create platforms where everyone shares, and learns together.

Please register your city, and let the talks begin!!!

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Go for Science - an ocean of opportunities

It’s said that “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. However, most often, the gap between the two becomes difficult to bridge due to a dearth of platforms that can provide necessary information regarding opportunities available in terms of PhD positions, scholarships, academic jobs, etc. Consequently, Go for Science was launched as a platform in order to overcome this very gap. It provides a unique and exciting blend of information regarding scholarships, PhD positions, etc. and first hand experiences of scholarship holders and students pursuing higher studies across the globe. In other words, GfS ensures that potential young talents not only get sufficient knowledge about opportunities (such as scholarships, PhD positions, internships, etc) “straight out of the books”, but also get a feeling of “real life experiences” that students share on the website.

As of now, quite a number of students have already benefitted from GfS’s plethora of information regarding opportunities in scientific research, and have set out towards achieving their dreams. Therefore, looking at the overwhelming response from students, it aims to further expand its knowledge base, not only in terms of providing information regarding scholarships etc, but also enriching it with several first hand experiences of students.