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  • Date: October 1,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Networks: An Integrative Theme in the Natural and Social Sciences

    Description:

    The Science and Technology Lecture (SUB CATEGORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

    Networks: An Integrative Theme in the Natural and Social Sciences

    Speaker: Professor Sanjay Jain, Professor of Physics, University of Delhi

    Chair: Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, former Professor of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

     

    Networks underlie some of the most fascinating phenomena around us: life, society, and thought. The study of these networks is part of a new movement in science that respects the essential indivisibility of the complex systems that exhibit these phenomena and attempts to understand them as wholes and not just as the sum of their parts. The talk will give some examples of this --- networks of molecules in living organisms, of species in ecosystems, social and economic networks in societies, neural networks in brains --- and also describe how their study is breaking down barriers between disciplines. An example of how such an approach helps illuminate the origin of life will be discussed

  • Date: September 5,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Mudras of Molecules

    Description:

    Speaker: Professor Nalin Pant, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

     
    Chair: Dr. Dinakar Salunke, Executive Director, UNESCO Regional Centre for Biotechnology

     
    Hastha Mudras, hand gestures used in classical Indian dance forms, form a distinct code language and bring unique poetic element while performing abhinaya. The language of the mudras thus enables the dancer to express practically anything and everything.  Using unbridled, the license of metaphor, this talk will attempt to illuminate the hidden world of the "Dance of Molecules"- the dance that creates our material world

  • Date: August 1,2014

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Weather and Climate Forecasts and its Applications

    Description:

    The Science and Technology Lecture Speaker: Dr Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of Meteorology , Permanent Representative of India with World Meteorological Organization and Vice-Chair Intergovernmental Board on Climate Service, United Nations Chair: Dr M. Rajeevan, Adviser /Scientist G, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) India Meteorological Department is the National Meteorological Agency mandated for operational weather forecast and warning services across the country. In the proposed talk, a brief account of the present status of a) Meteorological observing systems, b) numerical models, c) issuance of operational weather and climate forecasts d) consequences of the expected weather situation in terms of its impacts and application in sectors such as agriculture and e) meteorological information dissemination directed toward the various internal or external users will be delivered

  • Date: July 4,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Mars Orbiter Spacecraft First Indian Interplanetary Mission

    Description:

    ISRO planned an orbiter mission to Mars using an early opportunity of 2013, which recurs with a ‘Synodic period’ of approximately 26 months. The scientific objective of the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft is to study Mars’ surface features like morphology, topography and mineralogy and study the dynamics of the upper atmosphere of Mars. Presently the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft is cruising well in its designated trajectory with defined pace  
    Chair: Dr. V. Siddhartha, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore
    Speaker: Dr. V. Koteswara Rao, Distinguished Scientist of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Scientific Secretary of ISRO

  • Date: May 2,2014

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Radio Window to the Universe

    Description:

    The Science and Technology Lectures

    Radio Window to the Universe

    Speaker: Professor Jayaram N. Chengalur, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune

    Chair: Professor T.R. Seshadiri, Dept. of Physics, University of Delhi

    Radio Astronomy was the first of the new astronomies, and it continues to be an important tool for us to fully understand the processes that shape the universe that we observe today. The talk will cover the current state of the art in Radio Astronomy, with special emphasis on the celestial phenomena that are best studied using radio telescopes. Most of the examples will be drawn from research done in India using the cutting edge facilities built by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research