Author: Arvind Gupta
Category: Public Talk
Venue: Ramanujan Auditorium
Keywords: Science Popularization
Coordinator: Dr. Varuni Prabhakar
Arvind Gupta is a toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. An IIT-Kanpur graduate, he has been working since 1975 on innovative ways to teach and learn science. Gupta and his team at the Children’s Science Centre in the Savitribai Phule Pune University, where he worked for 11 years, have created many simple toys out of trash and everyday goods to simplify the complex concepts of gravity, magnetic field, friction, electricity and Newtonian laws among several other things. In his talk, he will show us some live demonstrations of his toys and share with us his experiences in science popularization.