Mailvaganam Memorial Oration

Mailvaganam Memorial Oration is an annual event held by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka in memory of late Prof. A.W. Mailvaganam.

Prof-Mailvaganam

A.W. Mailvaganam 1906 - 1987


Some of his early research work on web:
Tidal effects on the production of mesons in the atmosphere (1946)
Solar and Lunar Effects on Cosmic Rays (1946)
Latitude Effect of Penetrating Cosmic Ray Showers (1947)
Transition Effect of Extensive and Local Penetrating Cosmic-Ray Showers in Colombo (1950)

 

 

2015

Speaker: Prof. K. Premaratne, Senior Professor, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya.
Topic: Nanotechnology: Technology of the New Millennium
Date: December 07, 2015

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2014

Speaker: Prof. K. Kandasamy, Professor, Department of Physics & Former Dean, Faculties of Graduate Studies and Science, University of Jaffna.
Topic: Uphill Diffusion in hydrogen in Metals
Date: November 29, 2014

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2013

Speaker: Prof. I.K. Perera, Chair and Senior Professor of Physics, University of Sabaragamuwa
Topic: The LASER - Sensation of the Century
Date: December 13, 2013

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2012

Speaker: Dr. P.A.J. Ratnasiri,Former Deputy Director of CISIR
Topic: Sustainable Development - Is Sri Lanka on the right path?
Date: November 23, 2012

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2011

Speaker: Prof. W.P. Siripala,Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya
Topic: Artificial Photosynthesis: An Environmentally Friendly Energy Solution
Date: November 18, 2011

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2010

Speaker: Prof. K.D. Jayasuriya, Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya
Topic: Non Conventional Renewable Energy Options
Date: November 27, 2010

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2009

Speaker: Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Electron Microscopy in the Study of Materials
Date: November 11, 2009

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2008

Speaker: Dr. W. L. Sumathipala,Director, Ozone Unit
Topic: Beauty of Nature and Danger of Natural Phenomena
Date: October 30, 2008

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2007

Speaker: Prof. T. R. Ariyaratne, Department of Physics, University of Colombo
Topic: Application of Physics in Agriculture
Date: November 30, 2007

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2006

Speaker: Prof. W. G. D. Dharmaratna, Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna
Topic: Building Bolcks of Universe - Have we discovered them?
Date: November 30, 2006

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2005

Speaker: Prof. Dammika A. Tantrigoda, Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Topic: An Approach to Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Date: May 20, 2005

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2003

Speaker: Prof. M. A. K. L. Dissanayake, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Science and Technology for the 21st Century
Date: November 17, 2003

 

2002

Speaker: Prof. M. A. Careem, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Use of Cellular Phones - How safe are they?
Date: March 25, 2002

 

2001

Speaker: Prof. P. P. G. L. Siriwardane, Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo
Topic: Mailvaganam and his place in the sphere of education
Date: February 15, 2001

 

2000

Speaker: Prof. P. W. Epasinghe, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo
Topic: Life of a Mathematician in Sri Lanka
Date: May 30, 2000