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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Last two months were buzzing with scientific sessions and networking events for MPG India office. From inauguration of Max Planck-DST Partner Group 2014 by Dr. Amreesh Chandra at IIT-Kharagpur, informal MPG India alumni meet at IIT-Chennai, DAAD information seminar for young researchers at IIT-Chennai to a DWIH strategy planning meeting at the beautiful fort of Neemrana, Rajasthan - the month of September 2014 had it all. This was followed by the DWIH photo-exhibition - Art meets Science - held at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi from 27th Oct - 1st November 2014. Along with all other consortium members, MPG participated in the DWIH Higher Education and Research Fair held on 1st November at IGNCA. This day long info session was attended by 900 students and gave them a unique opportunity to interact with representatives of German research organizations and universities and explore the opportunities of studying/collaborating with German Institutes.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai hosted the DWIH sponsored Winter school on Astrophysics from 3rd-7th November 2014 jointly organized by Heidelberg Centre South Asia, TIFR, Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research, Göttingen and University of Göttingen. Prof. Laurent Gizon, Director, Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research participated in the above event as a faculty along with eminent scientists from the organizing institutions. A two day DWIH workshop on Cognitive Science - The Attentive Listener in the Visual World - took place in parallel from 3rd - 5th November 2014 at University of Hyderabad organized by University of Göttingen, Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen and University of Hyderabad. Dr. Falk Huettig, Senior Investigator, MPI Psycholinguistics organized and participated in the event with other scientists from Germany and India. Both the events aimed to bring together expert researchers and young scientists from India and Germany to intensify existing scientific collaborations and establish new ones.

The eventful week came to a close with DWIH Higher Education and Research Fair at Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, 7th - 8th November 2014 on the occasion of silver jubilee celebrations of the Indo-German Society, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The event was attended by consortium members of DWIH, faculty and students of MNIT and graced by the presence of H.E. Michael Steiner, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. The MPG information stall was visited by students and faculty from MNIT, Banasthali University, IIS University and other colleges and schools from and near Jaipur.


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