National Physical Laboratory of New Delhi is honoured by the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
LS of the exterior of the National Physical Laboratory.
LS of the National Physical Laboratory building.
MS of the metal detector needle moving as it detects. (These shots are for intercutting with the next roll with Duke in it.
LS of the Time and Frequency working machine.
Different shots inside the Time and Frequency department.
CU of the needles of the Metal Detector.
MS of the low temperature machine running.
MLS of the low temperature machine running with ice formation outside.
CU of the machine running.
LS of the Duke of Edinburgh arriving and being received by Dr. Krishnan.
MLS of the Duke being introduced to the scientists present on the occasion.
MLS of the Duke signing the visitors register of the NPL.
Several different shots of the Duke in the Time and Frequency department.
Several different shots of the Duke and Dr. Krishnan in the low Temperature research department.
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Background: National Physical Laboratory of New Delhi is honoured by the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. It is again a foggy day in Delhi. Dr. Krishnan and other important scientists of the laboratory receive him at the main gate of the lab. The Duke first signs the visitors register of the laboratory and then goes to see the Time and Frequency Department of the lab. He showed keen interest in the working of a metal detector here and tried it on his clothes. As the detector came in touch with his pen it made the sound. This detector is being used by the Indian Customs for the Gold smuggling check.
Another important department visited by the Duke was the Low Temperature Study. Here again the Duke watched and discussed with Dr. Krishnan the working of the complicated machinery.