2nd Workshop on Classical Mechanics: Through the Eyes of Giants

Whether for survival, the desire to tame the forces of nature, or just sheer enthusiasm for knowledge, human beings always had an insatiable thirst for understanding nature since long antiquity. Since then our understanding of nature has advanced quite far ahead, thanks to the brightest minds born across generations. The foundation of that understanding however, was laid through the beautiful classical mechanics.

Now that we have a deeper understanding of the governing laws of the universe, it does not seem unreasonable at first glance to question the relevancy of classical mechanics in modern times. Although popular tastes have drifted towards other newer branches of physics, classical mechanics remains a foundational branch that has ample space for apt minds to look into. Research scopes in this arena like chaos, soft matter, fluid mechanics etc. are growing everyday. It seem that lately classical mechanics is enchanting scientists more than it did Newton and his contemporaries.

There are two major aspects to look for in classical mechanics: the domain of scale it is applicable to and the philosophy that it embodies. In the domain of scale that we live and operate in, classical mechanics is predominant within a great deal of accuracy. However, modern development adds another element to its beauty, namely the symmetry. Nature is intriguingly symmetrical, not only superficially, but in a deeper sense. One can behold this symmetry both on a local scale and grand cosmic scale.

But there is greater reason to study classical mechanics than any of this. Classical mechanics embodies the very philosophy of Physics itself. It teaches a physicist how to tackle a problem, how physics progresses and, most importantly, how physics evolves. It stands out in its own way, independent of any other branches of physics.

A fair share of this elegant subject is going to be discussed in the upcoming ninth workshop of Community of Physics ‘2nd Workshop on Classical Mechanics: Through the Eyes of Giants’. This is the second among a series of Classical mechanics workshops, this time with emphasis on Lagrangian mechanics. Hamiltonian and Hamilton-Jacobi formulation will also be discussed.

The workshop is for university students only. The syllabus is well oriented with a rigorous treatment and physical application in mind. The workshop is a five-day long event, starting from October 14, 2018, and will be continued up to October 18, 2018. The exact location will be announced later.

Please contact the following personnel if any assistance is required.

Monisha Rani Mohonto
Public Relations Manager
Department of Public Affairs
Division of Outreach
Community of Physics
Phone: +88-018-6075-1939

Sheikh Ismail Hossain
Chapter Relations Administrator
Department of Public Affairs
Division of Outreach
Community of Physics
Phone: +88-018-6075-1939