Do you think you can differentiate between an ant and a spider? Are you curious about studying the structure of milk? Do you want to image super thin nanofilms? Get to the core of instrumentation and build affordable microscopes. Learn to build your own equipment and set up your own experiments, rather than using ready-made ones that often serve as nothing more than a black box.
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The following are glimpses of ways in which Undergraduate Research at Azim Premji University is encouraged and promoted:
Retracing Galileo’s Footsteps — An experiment in Physics
How high would a ball dropped from the highest building in the University campus bounce? A group of physics students and faculty members at Azim Premji University found out for themselves.
Biology Research: The curious case of the ant-mimicking spider
Nandita Jayaraj explores how one crafty arachnid and two inquisitive ecologists, Divya Uma and Krishnapriya Tamma, inspired Nimish Anil, an undergraduate student of biology, to pursue a life in research.
iThink Biology: A living, breathing textbook that is free for all
Sravanti Uppaluri talks to Nandita Jayaraj about iThink Biology, an online textbook created by the Biology faculty at Azim Premji University that invites undergraduate students to see biology in a way they never have before.
Know five reasons why physicists like microscopes
Rema Krishnaswamy, physicist and keeper of microscopes at Azim Premji University, shares ways in which microscopes are useful in Physics and how it led to the initiation of the microscopy facility at Azim Premji University, with Nandita Jayaraj.
No lockdown for Physics during the COVID-19 pandemic
While many institutions resorted to simulations to cope with online science education during the pandemic, the teachers at Azim Premji University tried to keep things real. One of them, Richard Fernandes, shares stories from behind the scenes with Nandita Jayaraj.