68th Annual Meeting

Dates: 8 to 10 November 2002
Venue: Panjab University, Chandigarh

Schedule

8 November 2002 (Friday)

10.00 - 11.30

Inauguration and Presidential Address
K. Kasturirangan, Department of Space, Bengaluru
Recent advances in X-ray astronomy

11.30 - 12.15

Group photograph, followed by Tea

12.15 - 13.15

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

12.30 - 13.00

Milind G. Watve, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
Science where culture matters: a neoclassical approach to explore untapped bacterial diversity

12.45 - 13.15

Umesh Varshney, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Ribosome recycling, the fourth step of protein synthesis in bacteria

13.15 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 17.10

Symposium - Quantum computing and quantum information

14.30 - 14.40

Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Introduction and overview of the symposium

14.40 - 15.10

R. Simon, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Classical information theory

15.10 - 15.40

Subhash Chaturvedi, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Quantum information theory

15.40 - 16.10

Tea break

16.10 - 16.40

K. R. Parthasarathy, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
Quantum computations and algorithms

16.40 - 17.10

Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Experimental realizations of quantum computing

18.00 - 19.00

Public Lecture
Mohan Maharishi, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Rasa siddhanta and its social significance

9 November 2002 (Saturday)

09.30 - 10.30

Special Lecture
P. K. Kaw, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Collective modes in a strongly coupled dusty plasma

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 13.00

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

11.00 - 11.30

T. G. K. Murty, Indian Space Research Organization, Bengaluru
Optical technologies for space imaging

11.30 - 12.00

Sunil Mukhi, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
The physics of branes

12.00 - 12.30

K. Veluthambi, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Fine tuning of Agrobacterium Ti plasmid system for efficient plant genetic engineering

12.00 - 12.30

S. K. Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Enhanced aerosol loading over Arabian Sea: natural or anthropogenic?

13.00 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 17.40

Symposium - From mantle to monsoon: Himalayan geodynamics and climatic change

14.30 - 14.40

Vinod K. Gaur, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru
Introduction to the symposium

14.40 - 15.10

B. N. Goswami, Bengaluru
The Himalayan mountains and predictability of the Indian summer monsoon

15.10 - 15.40

R. R. Yadav, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
Climate variability in the Indian region: high-resolution proxy records

15.40 - 16.10

Tea break

16.10 - 16.40

V. Rajamani, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Geochemistry of Ganga/Yamuna alluvium—changing Himalayan provenance

16.40 - 17.10

S. Krishnaswami, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Contemporary silicate weathering rates in the Himalaya: Impact on CO2 consumption

17.10 - 17.40

Peter Molnar, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
From the mantle to the monsoon, manifested in the growth of the Tibetan Plateau

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
M. S. Raghunathan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Artless innocents and ivory tower sophisticates: some personalities on the Indian mathematical scene

10 November 2002 (Sunday)

09.30 - 10.30

Special Lecture
S. E. Hasnain, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
Evolution of biology: Are we ready to play God?

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 13.00

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

11.00 - 11.30

Y. D. Vankar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Carbohydrates: much more than mere sources of energy. Synthesis of biologically important carbohydrate molecules

11.30 - 12.00

S. Ramasubramanian, Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru
Reflected Markov processes

14.00 - 19.00

Business meeting of Fellows, and sightseeing

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