Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. ~Henri Poincaré,Science and Hypothesis, 1905
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Congratulations to all KVPY candidates shortlisted for interview for the Year 2011.
|List of students shortlisted under Stream SA|
|List of students shortlisted under Stream SB|
|List of students shortlisted under Stream SX|
The candidates after scrutiny of their documents will be called for interview. The interview will generally assess the candidates personality as well as the inclination towards taking up research as a career.
How to prepare for interview?
Try to be a master of what you say you have learnt; I mean, the portions of class XI and XII. Give extra attention to the portions you like.
Choose some portions of Physics or Chemistry or Maths or Biology of which you are a fan. Collect as much details of that area including recent research in those fields. Reading the Science Research Publications such as Nature, Nature Physics, New Scientist, Physics Today and the like will help you in this. These magazines are generally available in Public libraries and British Libraries.
You should be able to explain well “Why you want to take up research?”
Have more doubts? Your questions and doubts are always welcome.
Previous Question papers of KVPY
KVPY 2011 question papers (SA, SB/SX)
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KVPY 2011 answer keys
dual nature of matter.pdf
COMP-Sc AND IP
In the model of the big bang I would like to pose the following question. My understanding is that
1. The expansion of the universe is accelerating and
2. The radiation or shock wave to keep the analogy going is something we can measure.
My question is this. While we can rewind the clock to a single moment when the universe was infinity dense how do we know that this was a moment at all. Let me elaborate. As the universe expands could time or space time not also expand and if so than when the big bang occurred is something we cannot measure merely by rewinding the clock. If we are experiencing time at a given rate when the universe is at its current size would time not be being effected by the expansion also and if so would that mean the there was simply no start and no end to the universe? Perhaps the big bang is not as accurate as we may wish and perhaps it is our ability to comprehend that is limited. I propose there is no start or end to the universe it has always and will always be as it, and we, cannot exist without time and as such these two objects or things form a symbiotic relationship with each other. While the universe expands so does time and its effects are reduced in line with its expansion. Does this sound plausible and if not why?