Techfest has always amazed its audience with its breathtaking Lectures lineup and has hosted Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Mr. Vint Cerf and many more delegates in its previous editions. Techfest hosted its first pre-fest lecture by Professor Anthony James Leggett, Nobel Laureate in Physics on ‘What can we do with Quantum Liquid?’ on 23rd October 2018.
Sir Anthony James Leggett (born 26 March 1938), has been a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983. Leggett is widely recognised as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognised by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He has shaped the theoretical understanding of normal and superfluid helium liquids and strongly coupled superfluids. He set directions for research in the quantum physics of macroscopic dissipative systems and use of condensed systems to test the foundations of quantum mechanics.