IITB Central Library 2.0 Service

Get your dreams interpreted at IIT-B’s Techfest today

Posted on: January 6, 2012

Source: Hindustan Times
Techno-wizardry aside, an interpreter of dreams promises to be one of the big draws at Techfest this year. Techfest is the technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) and will be held between January 6 and 8 at the Powai campus this year. The festival is open to the

A Harvard Medical School professor, Deirdre Barrett, who has done research on dreams, hypnosis and evolutionary psychology will speak about dreams and problem solving at the fest. She will also conduct a workshop on using dreams to enhance creativity.

“Techfest isn’t just about technology, this will be a unique lecture and is likely to draw lots of people,” said Ronnie Philip, media manager for Techfest 2012.

Around 140 displays from different countries will be showcased at the festival, with organisers expecting around 90,000 people to visit over the course of the three days.

Around 100 of the displays are from the Japan Foundation, with an array of unique Japanese products. These include early transistor radios, models of television sets and one of the first single lens reflex (SLR) cameras.

Various departments from IIT-B will also be exhibiting research and development work done at the institute. The fest will for the first time this year be throwing open its doors to school students.

The lecture series will feature Nobel Prize winner V Ramakrishnan, who will be speaking on his latest research on how antibiotics target a cell’s ribosomes. Other speakers this year include Karlheinz Brandenburg, who is credited with having helped develop the mp3 player and SA Bharadwaj, director (technical) at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Follow on Tweeter

Photos Gallery

Social Book Marking

Google Scholar Search

Visitors to this site

Visitors hit counter

blog counter

%d bloggers like this: