French classes in Collaboration with the University of Strasbourg

ISU MSS19 students Scott Ritter and Abhishek Diggewadi report on the French classes offered by the International Space University ISU, on its central campus. Let’s focus on the French teachers of the Institut International d’Etudes Françaises (IIEF) of the University of Strasbourg.  

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ISU Involving Everyone at IAC18 in Bremen Germany

#involvingeveryone was the hashtag and baseline for this 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress #IAC18. There could not have been a more appropriate theme to fit with ISU’s 3Is, International, Intercultural and Interdisciplinary – and community – 4600 alumni from over 105 countries.

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Futurist Jim Dator Galvanizes The Audience at ISU Central Campus

Jim Dator enlightens Strasbourg: his very last class held at the International Space University (ISU) galvanizes the audience. ISU MSS19 student Dr. Fabio Zecca MD, reports. “Passion. A fundamental element for whomever would like to engage the teaching career.

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Reddy Shock Tube donated to ISU by Professor Reddy

Thanks to the generosity of Professor Reddy, Laboratory for Hypersonic and Shockwave Research (LHSR), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, the International Space University (ISU) now has a new research tool, the “Reddy Shock Tube”.  

ISU resident faculty, prof. Hugh Hill said: “This apparatus was ‘hand-delivered’ to ISU by Dr. Bhala Siveraman MSS 2004 of the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.  It is unique in France and will allow ISU faculty, students and participants to conduct a number of experiments involving shock waves, e.g. the effects of these hypersonic waves on minerals.”

reddyshocktube2The staff was invited to a demonstration of the “Reddy Shock Tube” in ISU’s Electronics Laboratory. Prof. Hill first explained how this one-meter-long instrument travelled from India to France – simply in Dr. Siveraman’s hand-held cabin luggage of course!

Dr. Siveraman showed the different parts of this very simple, inexpensive and though revolutionary apparatus: the plunger, the diaphragm and shock tube.  He then proceeded to the so-called “candle experiment” whereby staff members would have the opportunity to take part and push the plunger, with great force.

“Be prepared for a loud “bang”!” said prof. Hill, before the candle got blown out by the waves generated by the Reddy Shock Tube.

The Reddy Shock Tube is fundamentally simple and its genius is that its unique design is suited to both Education and to Research.  In addition, it's one of the very few research tools in the world, which requires ZERO maintenance.  For universities with limited resources, this represents a unique proposition.  Professor Reddy's pragmatic brilliance is internationally acknowledged and an inspiration for young Indian scientists and engineers.


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