69th Annual Meeting

Dates: 21 to 23 November 2003
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Schedule

21 November 2003 (Friday)

09.00 - 10.30

Inauguration and Presidential Address
K. Kasturirangan, Department of Space, Bengaluru
Precision positioning: science and applications

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 12.00

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

11.00 - 11.30

Dipankar Bhattacharya, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru
The enigmatic superstrong magnetic fields of neutron stars

11.30 - 12.00

Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Statistical learning in molecular evolution using distributions of DNA words

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 - 16.30

Symposium - Nanomaterials and nanoscience

13.30 - 14.00

A. K. Sood, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Recent excitements in carbon nanotubes

14.00 - 14.30

Murali Sastry, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
New methods for the synthesis of nanomaterials

14.30 - 15.00

D. D. Sarma, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Tailoring properties by tuning sizes

15.00 - 15.30

Tea break

15.30 - 16.00

Arup K. Raychaudhuri, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Playing with small objects: nanolithography and its applications

16.00 - 16.30

G. U. Kulkarni, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Size-dependent electronic properties of metal nanostructures

18.15 - 19.15

Public Lecture
Rakesh Sharma, Automated Workflow Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
Manned space flight and earth's environment

22 November 2003 (Saturday)

09.00 - 10.00

Special Lecture
J. Gowrishankar, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
The love triangle between single-stranded RNA and double-stranded DNA: R-loops and their consequences in bacteria

10.00 - 10.30

Tea break

10.30 - 12.30

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

10.30 - 11.00

Saraswathi Vishveshwara, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Graph theory and biomolecular structure

11.10 - 11.30

S. B. Krupanidhi, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Quantum well infrared photo detectors

11.30 - 12.00

Anunay Samanta, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Fluorescence signalling of molecular environment

12.00 - 12.30

Shalivahan, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Electrical anisotropy of asthenosphere in a region of window to mantle

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 17.00

Symposium - Emerging trends in communication technologies

14.00 - 14.20

N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Introduction and overview

14.20 - 14.45

Kumar N. Sivarajan, Tejas Networks India Ltd, Bengaluru
Trends in optical networks

14.45 - 15.15

K. S. Das Gupta, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
Satellite and wireless communication prospects and the future

15.15 - 15.40

V. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Connecting rural India - with special emphasis on North East

15.40 - 16.10

Teabreak

16.10 - 16.35

Bishnu D. Pradhan, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
From voice telephony to broadband Internet in the rural/remote environments - a reflection

16.35 - 17.00

Gautam Barua, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
The challenges in communication - a perspective from the North-East

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
H. Y. Mohan Ram, University of Delhi, Delhi
Seeds and civilization

23 November 2003 (Sunday)

09.00 - 10.00

Special Lecture
Ashoke Sen, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Search for a unified theory

10.00 - 10.30

Tea break

10.30 - 11.30

Lecture presentations by Fellows/Associates

10.30 - 11.00

R. Pitchappan, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Genomic diversity and disease susceptibility – Indian scenario

11.00 - 11.30

V. Purnachandra Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Towards understanding the genesis of phosphorite deposits

11.45 - 12.45

Business meeting of Fellows

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