MEDIA INVITE BY ALAN KHAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS AT THE DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
The Durban University of Technology invites members of the media to a Public Lecture on Scientific Temper in Indian Identity by Professor Gauhar Raza.
The lecture will be held on Monday, 14 September 2015, at the DUT Hotel School Conference Centre, DUT Ritson Campus, from 18h00.
Professor Raza was born in Allahabad, UP, India. He completed his BSc Engineering at Aligarh Muslim University in 1979 and Mtech (Power Apparatus & Systems) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
An electrical engineer by profession, a scientist by designation, a communicator and poet by passion, Prof Raza initiated research on understanding of Science in India and has conducted large-scale PUS surveys. His published work includes books, research papers, monographs and public understanding of science, science communication, cultural studies and indigenous knowledge of systems.
He has produced and anchored a number of popular science serials for television channels, including Kasuati (The Touch Stone), Scientifically Yours and Eureka (A weekly programme currently on air at Rajay Sabha Channel).
Professor Raza is a Professor at AcSIR, Chief Scientist and Head, Science Communication through Multi-Media (SCM) Division, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, India. He is also the Editor of Journal of Scientific Temper and Fellow of Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection, South Africa. He is also a member of the Science Communication Committee, JHC, University of Lorraine, France and Member, National Committee for Evaluation of Science Communication Projects, NCSTC, DST, India.
Details of the Public Lecture
Date: Monday, 14 September 2015
Place: Durban University of Technology Hotel School, Ritson Campus, Winterton Road.
Division: Corporate Affairs
Steve Biko Campus
Tel: 031 373 2899
Fax: 031 202 2475