- To highlight the value and impact of fundamental research to a broad cross-section of the audience by bringing mega-science closer to society.
- To act as a catalyst for engaging students, academician and industry on a common interactive mega-science platform
- To further strengthen the larger benefits from collaborative mega-science projects undertaken by Units and Institutions of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Who organized it?
In order to highlight the value and impact of fundamental research to a broad cross-section of audience including students, academician and industry, and to further strengthen India’s participation in mega-science Projects, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) have jointly organized a multi-venue mega-science exhibition, Vigyan Samagam.
About Vigyan Samagam
- VigyanSamagam exhibition is showcased India’s contribution to international collaborations on fundamental science and research and providing a common interactive platform for mega-science Projects, industry, academia, and institutions.
- It is a science communication platform for policymakers, representatives of print and electronic media along with members of civil society
- A first-of-its-kind exhibition, the VigyanSamagam is being hosted in a caravan mode at four cities – Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Delhi – from May 2019 to March 2020with around two months at each venue.
- Mega-science collaborations showcased in VigyanSamagam include:
- European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
- Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)
- India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)
- International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)
- Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
- Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)