Title:  Is antenna made of mathematics? Search for a missing link between the Maxwell theory and practice.

Presenter:   Dr. Debatosh GuhaProfessor, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta

Date: 29th March 2023

Time: 05:15 PM IST

Venue: NKN Room (E&ECE Department)


Short bio of the Speaker:

Debatosh Guha is a Professor in Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta and Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow. He is a fellow of IEEE and also a fellow of all four Indian National Academies for Science and Engineering. He served IEEE AP Transactions and IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters as an associate editor and is currently serving as the Chair of IEEE APS Member and Geographic Activities Committee and IEEE Technical Committee on Antenna Measurement. He has authored a few technical articles in IEEE Transactions and Letters along with a couple of books published by IEEE Press/Wiley. He is now serving as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE AP Society.

Abstract of the talk: 

This talk is designed to resolve a quest about the fundamentals of antenna engineering in the light of Electromagnetic Field theory. It looks at the Maxwellian Electrodynamics from a different angle and tries to find out the reason why Maxwell himself failed in experimental validation of his own theory, although he lived an active life for another 15 years after his third and final paper ‘A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field’ was published in 1965. In quest of further knowledge, the speaker visited the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the place of Hertz’s radio wave experiment and the Deutsches Museum Munich where his original experimental units are preserved. This talk will showcase some important evidence too.