Annual Alumni Meeting at the Consulate GeneralEnlarge image Consul General Dr. Feiner with Prof. Emeritus Jibamitra Ganguly (© GK_Kol)
The Annual Alumni Meeting of recipients of research scholarships from various German scientific organizations (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Community, DFG, DAAD etc.) was recently held at the German Consulate with over 50 eminent alumni from various scientific fields in attendance. Consul General Dr. Michael Feiner used the occasion to officially hand over a grant to alumnus Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh for the acquisition of a dark field microscope as equipment subsidy from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to the Department of Chemistry of Assam University.
The principal part of the evening was a talk on the “Bengal renaissance”. Professor Emeritus Jibamitra Ganguly of the University of Arizona enlightened his audience about the scientific dimensions, in particular theoretical physics and mathematics, of this important cultural and intellectual movement in the early 20th century, and its most prominent representatives. The talk engendered a vivid discussion among the audience. The annual dinner in the consulate’s garden brought the evening to the close.