Asia’s first electron microscope on display at Kolkata’s SINP

horizontal type transmission electron built by a team of scientists from the city in the 1940s was opened for public display at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP)Kolkata:  Asia’s first horizontal type transmission electron built by a team of scientists from the city in the 1940s was opened for public display at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) here today.

The unveiling of the microscope to the public marks a two-day international conference of electron microscopy, beginning Wednesday.

“The equipment on display reflects the rich scientific heritage of the country as well as West Bengal,” the convener of the conference, SINP’s Arun Kumar Pal said.

The equipment was built in two years from 1946 by a team of scientists led by N.N. Dasgupta, a well known biophysicist associated with the SINP and University of Calcutta.

“Dasgupta not only built the equipment along with fellow scientists, but also did research work in biophysics with the help of the equipment, and published papers in science journals,” Pal said.

“By putting the equipment on display we want to show budding scientists and students that we were on par with the rest of the world in the development of the electron microscope even five to six decades ago,” Gautam Kumar Dey, president of the Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI) said.

The conference has been jointly organised by SINP and EMSI and will witness participation of 400 people from across the world engaged in electron microscopy.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.