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Tibetan Scientific Society is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conducting the first webinar series instead of our sixth Tibetan Science Conclave. TSENRIG Webinar Series 2020 is a platform for exploring and sharing ideas on various scientific matters as they concern our Tibetan society. This webinar series will feature three important areas of interest including approaches of Tibetan and Modern medicine with a special focus on COVID-19, science pedagogy in Tibetan schools and science entrepreneurship in Tibetan community.

Tenzin Pasang. 09-Dec-2020. TSS News
Tibetan science students, professionals and monastic students converged at Tibetan Youth Hostel in Delhi from 19-22 December, 2018 for the 5th Tibetan Science Conclave organized by Tibetan Scientific Society.

Tenzin Pasang. 29-Dec-2018. TSS News

Dr. Tenzin Choephel represented Tibetan Scientific Society for the second time at the annual Machik Weekend that was recently held from November 9-11, 2018 in New York City. Machik Weekend is organized by Machik, a U.S.-based non-profit, non-governmental organisation that incubates social innovation in Tibet. Their work focuses on five main areas: The Chungba Project, Women's Initiatives, Summer Enrichment Program, Social Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership, and Governance

Tenzin Pasang. 13-Nov-2018. TSS News
Tibetan Scientific Society is pleased to invite Tibetan science students in any scientific discipline to participate in the 5th Tibetan Science Conclave. Financial support, including travel expenses and accommodation, will be provided for the first forty selected registrants. A limited number of Tibetan school and monastic science students will be exclusively selected to participate in this conclave.

Tsenrig Inspire Program for Schools (TIPS) is an initiative started by Tibetan Scientific Society to generate interest in science among school students through hands-on activities. The first TIPS event was held at SOS TCV Bylakuppe in November 2017.

Tenzin Pasang. 31-Oct-2018. TSS News
Tibetan Scientific Society is extremely pleased to invite Tibetan science research scholars and students, monks and nuns who are enthusiastic about exploring and advancing the dialogue between modern science and Buddhist science to present anything that is of scientific and technical interest.

Around hundred Tibetans, including high schoolers, university students and students from Buddhist monastic universities, gathered at the premise of Tibetan youth hostel in the South Indian city of Bengaluru from 15-18 December to participate in the fourth Tibetan Science Conclave.

Tenzin Pasang. 20-Dec-2016. TSS News
A large number of Tibetan science students and researchers from around the country are gathered today on the first day of a four-day event called Tibetan Science Conclave-III at the compound of Tibetan youth hostel in Bangaluru.

Tenzin Pasang. 18-Oct-2016. TSS News

From December 23-14, 2017, Tibetan scientists and Buddhist scholars came together for a two-day meeting at Sera Jey Science Center in Bylakuppe, India and discussed various topics covering the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, Buddhist science and spirituality.

Tenzin Pasang. 18-Oct-2016. TSS News
The board members of Tibetan Scientific Society are pleased to invite applications for research project grant for eligible Tibetans. The awards provide up to Rupees 10,000 to cover the costs associated with the student’s project work. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and an applicant cannot submit more than one application.

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Improving science teaching in Tibetan schools requires teachers to innovate with new methods based on the latest pedagogical research as well as learnings from their own classroom experiences. It requires them to spend more time than they have in the past in order to research and carefully design their classes.

Scientists are people who use what is called “the scientific method” to learn about and advance their knowledge of the world. With this broader definition, you may also consider yourself a scientist based on your day-to-day thinking and approach in doing things. The key question here is – what is “the scientific method”? With only about ten years in my bag as a practicing scientist, specifically in the field of chemistry, I can only attempt to answer this question and my answer may or may not represent the entire gamut of scientific fields ranging from the study of logic to physical sciences to social sciences. You may, however, take my thoughts as a basis on which to build your understanding as you read and study more exhaustive books on this subject.

Covid-19 has pretty much forced every other person on this planet to stay home twenty-four-seven in the hope of flattening the epidemic curve. This has been frustrating to me personally as it has been to many of you. While complaints of boredom and stress as a result of spending days and weeks within the claustrophobic confines of ones homes are completely understandable, these times also provide an opportunity to explore the mysterious corners and alleys of your homes that otherwise remain unexplored or unnoticed during normal times.

A few days ago, a rather bizarre incident unfolded over the skies of Los Angeles, California. A Delta Airlines flight that had just departed from Los Angeles International Airport and bound for Shanghai, China had an issue soon after takeoff and was forced to return to the airport. In what became quite a spectacle to watch, the airplane dumped a huge amount of fuel that showered down on a number of schools that fell along its flight path. News media channels aired footages of school kids exposed to the jet fuel being treated by paramedics while dozens of fire trucks hovered around the school campuses. Why did they dump fuel anyway? And was it a right decision to dump?

In 1895, Lord Kelvin, the renowned Scottish scientist, declared that Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. Less than eight years later, Wright brothers made their first flight over the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their flight lasted for only about twenty something seconds, but it was able to demonstrate the possibility of a machine that is heavier than air to get off the ground in a sustained manner. The brothers laid the framework for what a working airplane should look like in terms of propulsion, aerodynamics, controls and structures.

Like every year, Department of Education of the CTA announced scholarships for 10 Tibetan students to spend a month at either National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bengaluru or Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune. I was very happy to have been selected to participate in the internship program at IISER Pune. The internship took place from June 15 and July 15. IISER Pune has a beautiful campus located in a very quiet neighbourhood that is ideal for a serious student.

As a member of Tibetan Scientific Society, I had the great privilege to attend the dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a group of scientists on the topic of “Quantum Effects” at Dharamshala from 1-3 November, 2018. As a working scientist, I recognized the importance of this meeting that explored the points of convergence between Quantum Physics and Buddhist Philosophy. I will share, through this letter, my experience as an 'objective' observer.

Up until sometime ago it was believed and taught in medical schools that once connections in the brain are set in the fetus or in early infancy there is nothing much that can be done to change these in an adult brain. That is the reason cited for the little recovery of function when there is damage to the nervous system and the notorious difficulty in treating the diseases of the brain. But this cross wiring phenomenon unveiled by Dr. Ramachandran and his team at UCSD flatly contradicts this. They have shown through their research that the even an adult human brain is capable for immense ‘plasticity’ or malleability. The brain can change.

As Niels Bohr, one of the greatest physicists to have lived in the twentieth century, puts it, the relation between the observer and the observed lies at the heart of quantum mechanics. The uncertainty principle as formulated by Werner Heisenberg, puts a fundamental limit to the certainty with which we can ‘know’ about certain aspects of a system.