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  • Date: June 25,2015

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Remembering Langtang

    Description:

    Remembering Langtang

    Nestling in the lap of the Langtang Himal, the Langtang valley in Nepal had become increasingly popular with trekkers. Easily accessible from Kathmandu, a day’s drive and a four day walk along the Langtang river brought one to touching distance of glaciers and peaks on the Tibetan border. The valley was devastated by the earthquake of April 25 and hundreds of local villagers and trekkers buried under avalanches and mudslides

     

    Deb Mukharji was on his way to Langtang when the quake struck. His illustrated presentation recalls the beauty of the valley seen on his first visit in 2000


  • 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

  • Date: October 12,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Reading the Human Genome

    Description:

    Golden Jubilee Lectures
    Reading the Human Genome
    Speaker: Prof Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate, and Senior Distinguished Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center
     
    Chair: Prof M.G.K. Menon, Life Trustee, IIC
     
    A pioneer in genetics and molecular biology, Prof Brenner was co-discoverer of messenger RNA, while he earned the Nobel Prize for Physiology for the insights into ageing and nerve cell function yielded by his research on the nematode

  • Date: July 28,2011

    Time: 18:30

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Rosalind Wilson Memorial Lecture 2011 'Mother India'

    Description:

    Icon, metaphor and palladium, ‘Mother India’ has personified a conjured past as well as a future epiphenomenon. Mother India was the title of Katherine Mayo’s controversial 1927 book which Gandhi described as ‘the report of a drain inspector’. It was also the name of the celebrated 1957 film produced and directed by Mehboob Khan in which Nargis reached an unexpected pinnacle of achievement.

    The lecture will explore the voltages of imagination and the outages of dismay that lie beneath that never-to-be-reviled name, which carries a halo and also, perhaps, like Nargis as Radha, a crushing weight

    (Organised by the Rosalind Wilson Memorial Trust)
     
     Speaker: Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor, West Bengal