74th Annual Meeting

Dates: 31 October to 2 November 2008
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi


31 October 2008 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration andPresident's address
D. BALASUBRAMANIAN, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
The human eye lens: a tissue that age does wither, custom does stale


Group photograph and tea break

11.40 - 12.20

Special lecture
A. K. SOOD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Fascinating dynamics of soft matter

12.20 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


K. GEORGE THOMAS, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Optical properties of hybrid nanomaterials

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USHA VIJAYRAGHAVAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
The making of a flowering stem: lessons from molecular genetic analysis of flowering in model plants


V. SURESH, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Isotropy of quadratic forms

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13.20 - 14.50

Lunch break

14.50 - 17.00

Symposium: Complexity and computation in the natural sciences
(Convener: Rahul Pandit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

14.50 - 14.55

RAHUL PANDIT, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
An overview of the symposium

14.55 - 15.25

M. BARMA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Complexity in stochastic processes and statistical physics

15.25 - 15.55

SOMDATTA SINHA, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
A simple approach to study designs in complex biochemical pathways

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15.55 - 16.25

B. N. GOSWAMI, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Computing grand challenge of projecting Indian monsoon in a changing climate

16.35 - 17.00

RAHUL PANDIT, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Complexity in turbulence

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Tea break

18.00 - 19.00

Business meeting

19.00 - 20.00

Public lecture
NARAYANI GUPTA, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Delhi - The city of many gates



1 November 2008 (Saturday)

09.30 - 12.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


MAMMEN CHANDY, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore
Research on haematology at Vellore: from bedside to bench


K. KRISHNA KUMAR, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Impacts of climate change on India's monsoonal climate: current status and outstanding issues


BANIBRATA MUKHOPADHYAY, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Measuring spin of black holes in the universe

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break


DULAL PANDA, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Microtubule dynamics, mitosis and cancer chemotherapy


ASHWINI NANGIA, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Crystal engineering: polymorphs, cocrystals and network solids


GANESH SUBRAMANIAN, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
The role of inertia in micro-scale transport processes

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Symposium: Women in science
(Convener: Rohini Godbole, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
Panel members include:


13.30 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 15.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


P. K. DAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Chemical applications of second harmonic Rayleigh scattering


ANIL KUMAR, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad
Kimberlites as probes of the Earth's mantle

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U. S. BHALLA, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
How mammals discriminate odorant identity and location

15.30 - 16.00

Tea break

16.00 - 17.15

Symposium: Energy
(Convener: S. Sivaram, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune)

G. RAJESWARAN, Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd, New Delhi
Silicon-based photovoltaic technologies

R. RAJARAMAN, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Nuclear power – present status and future prospects

PUSHPITO K GHOSH, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar
CSMCRI's engagement in energy from bio-resource

17.30 - 18.30

Public lecture
C. RANGARAJAN, Member, Rajya Sabha
The state of Indian economy -  achievements and challenges

18.30 - 20.00

Cultural programme



2 November 2008 (Sunday)

09.30 - 10.10

Special lecture
K. MURALIDHAR, University of Delhi, Delhi
Mammalian prolactin — an ancient but still a mysterious hormone

10.10 - 12.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


A. B. PANDIT, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Cavitationally induced transformations: an emerging technology


S. K. APTE, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Living dangerously: the Deinococcus way

10.50 - 11.20

Tea break


S. M. SHARMA, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
High-pressure investigations of some exotic materials


K. SOMASUNDARAM, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Genomics in cancer classification, prognostication and treatment


U. V. WAGHMARE, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Soft modes in hard materials


IMRAN SIDDIQI, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Gamete formation without meiosis in plants

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