Understanding the Science of Electricity
We can think, feel, muse and wonder because of electric charges transferring between unaccountably large numbers of cells in our brain. This science of electricity is at the root of breathing, because electric impulses generated by nerve cells cause our chest muscles to contract and relax in a complex symphony of movements. Science of vision is electrochemistry because the rod and cone cells in our retina pick up the black, white and the colour from an object, get stimulated and shoot off electrical signals through the optic nerves to our brain. This science is so immense and immeasurable and there is really nothing we can imagine without electricity.
We are a group of people at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) - Pune, India, who are actively involved in probing the complex phenomena at the electrode/electrolyte interface by a range of electrochemical, microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. We as electrochemists honestly realize that 'electrochemistry' pervades our life far more than most of us experience with our five senses. Often these experiences are themselves complex manifestations of electrochemistry.