Dr. Aniket Sule is Secretary General of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has been leading the Indian Astronomy Olympiad...
"There is an element of inevitability about the applications of science and technology. However, mere applications of science and technology will not be a sufficient condition. What is needed is 'the scientific approach, the adventurous and yet critical temper of science, the search for truth and new knowledge, the refusal to accept anything without testing and trial, the capacity to change previous conclusions in the face of new evidence, the reliance on observed fact and not on pre-conceived theory, the hard discipline of the mind - all this is necessary, not merely for the application of science but for life itself and the solution of its many problems."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru in The Discovery of India, 1946.
We are delighted to invite Aniket Sule - argumentative science educator - to Mumbai Local, to discuss with us issues of scientific temper. What it means, why it's important beyond science, and why it becomes even more critical in the age of the internet, with its easy spread of information and disinformation. He will also be sharing with us his own efforts to spread and develop the scientific temper, including his science activism and its connection to people's science movements.
Look forward to an evening of focused enquiry, critical thinking, and reflection on the world we wish to build for ourselves, individually and collectively.
Curated by Arnab Bhattacharya.
@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm
Dr. Aniket Sule is Secretary General of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has been leading the Indian Astronomy Olympiad programme since 2007 and is responsible for selection and training of Indian teams for Astronomy Olympiads. He is a faculty member at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE - TIFR), where his areas of work include research in mathematics education, astronomy education and history of astronomy in India. He has edited / co-edited three books; one on history of astronomy and two on Astronomy Olympiad problems. He actively promotes use of scientific temper in daily life and is known for his vocal opposition to psuedo-scientific statements by several public figures and his support for movements like 'march for science'. Recently, he was conferred 'Youth Icon of the Year 2018' award by Maharashtra Times.