Did We Learn from Past Pandemics ?

By (Dr) Surjit Singh Bhatti, Formerly Dean (Sciences ), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar   COVID-19 confirmed infections, by the end of 2020, throughout the world have risen above 70 million and the number of deaths is about 1.5 million. What is less known is that thousands of people have died as an indirect result…

Dr Narinder Singh Kapany – The Sikh Inventor of OFC for High-Speed Internet

In Memory of : A Great Sikh Scientist , one of the 10 Most Renowned Sikhs in the World. (surjitsingh.bhatti@gmail.com / drssbhatti.ca) Scientific history is replete with innovations that redefined our lives and the way the world moves forward. Nikola Tesla’s work led to the AC Electric supply system we have today. Roentgen’s discovery of…

How Machines Learn to Help Humans

By Dr (Professor) Surjit Singh Bhatti , (surjitsinghbhatti@gmail.com, drssbhatti.ca) Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be traced back to a British polymath named Alan Turing who explored the mathematical probability of an Intelligent Machine – one that can use reason and available data/information to make decisions. Exactly as humans do. His 1950 paper titled “Computing Machinery…

Bandi-Chhor Divas

(Commemorating the Farsighted Acts of a Warrior Sikh Guru for Protection of Human Rights) By Dr Surjit Singh Bhatti, Ex-Professor & Head, and Dean Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Bandi-Chhor (Liberator of Prisoners) is an honorific used for Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644), sixth of the ten Sikh Gurus, who got 52 Hindu princes released…

Baba Buddha ji , Warrior – Saint – Scholar, The Epitome of Sikhism

A unique personality of Sikh History, Baba Buddha Ji was born in village Kathunangal of the Amritsar district of Punjab, in 1506. His father, Bhai Sugha Randhawa, was a Sikh farmer. Nobody would have imagined that this child, named Boora, would live for 125 years. Or he would become one of the staunchest and earliest…

Baba Iqbal Singh ji,MSc(Agri).

                                    In honour of THE VISIONARY  SIKH  EDUCATIONIST WITH A  DIVINE MISSION  (To Amalgamate Modern Scientific Education with Spiritual  Inspiration) By Professor (Dr) Surjit Singh Bhatti (Retd.), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Baba Iqbal Singh ji was born in 1926 in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. He is the Founder-President of the Kalgidhar Trust and the Kalgidhar Society…

2020-Nobel Prize for Physics

After 2017 and 2019, Astrophysicists score a hat-trick with 2020 Physics Nobel Prize for discovery of  “a Super-massive Black Hole” in our Milky Way” (Are Black Holes the Gateways to Eternity ? ) By (Dr) Surjit Singh Bhatti, Formerly Professor & Head (Deptt of Physics), and Dean (Faculty of Sciences), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar…

The Five Takhts of Sikhism

By Dr (Professor, Retired ) Surjit Singh Bhatti, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Popularity of the rational philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) and the four Gurus after him, among the downtrodden people of India in the 15th and 16th centuries, did not suit the bigots among the priestly and ruling classes. They conspired…

Dr. Khem Singh Gill

Pioneering Top Wheat Breeder of India (September 1, 1930 – September 17, 2019 ) (By) Professor Dr. Surjit Singh Bhatti,(Retired), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. The period of a few decades before the seventies of the 20th century and that of the later decades, can be divided into two separate eras. These were different…

How many species live on the Earth ?

(Five centuries ago, Guru Nanak wrote that there are 84 lakh – or 8.4 Million – Living Species on the Earth. This has been confirmed by results of a recent UN-sponsored Scientific Research Project) By : (Dr) Surjit Singh Bhatti, Formerly, Professor and Head, Dean (Sciences), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar,India. The UN’s Environment Program…