77th Annual Meeting

Dates : 18 to 20 November 2011
Venue : Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Videos of Talks

Schedule

18 November 2011 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and President's address
A. K. SOOD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Fascinating flow of complex fluids – jamming, order and chaos

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11.00 - 12.00

Tea break and Group Photograph

12.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.00

SANDEEP VERMA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Metal – organic framework on carbon nanotubes: covalent conjugates and catalytic action

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12.20

J. N. CHENGALUR, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
Near-field cosmology with dwarf galaxies

12.40

RAKESH BHATNAGAR, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Recombinant vaccine against anthrax: clone to clinical trials

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

S. K. SATHEESH, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Understanding the black carbon aerosol paradox

14.20

V. RAJSHEKHAR, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Neurocysticercosis: appearances can be deceptive

14.40

A. K. GANGULI, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
From mercury to oxypnictides: a century of superconductivity

15.00 - 15.30

Tea Break

15.30 - 17.30

Symposium on 'Chemical biology'

15.30

SIDDHARTHA ROY, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
A chemical biology approach to study biological regulatory networks

16.00

RAM VISHWAKARMA, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu
Chemical biology of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors

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16.30

R. NAGARAJ, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Chemistry of peptide aggregation: relevance to biology

17.00

N. JAYARAMAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Interaction of synthetic glycolipid inhibitors of mycobacterial biofilms and motilities with surfactant protein A

17.30 - 18.00

Tea Break

18.00 - 19.00

Public Lecture
SUDHIR KAKAR, Goa
A creative melancholy: the paintings of Rabindranath Tagore

19.00

Dinner

20.00

Cultural Programme

19 November 2011 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40

Special Lecture
SAMIR K. BRAHMACHARI, Council of Scientifc and Industrial Research, New Delhi
Open source drug discovery: A model for science 2.0 through crowd sourcing

09.40-10.20

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

DEBAJYOTI CHOUDHURY, University of Delhi, Delhi
Delayed response and the redundancy of an Inflaton

10.00

K. R. GOPIDAS, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Nanoparticle-cored dendrimers: Synthesis, characterization and applications

10.20 - 10.50

Tea Break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium on (a) Recent Trends in High Energy Physics:

10.50

SUNANDA BANERJEE, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Quest for new physics at the large hadron collider

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11.15

SAURABH D. RINDANI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Going beyond the standard model of elementary particle physics

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11.40

S. MOHANTY, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Standard cosmological model and beyond

(b) Fundamental Physics Challenges in Plasma Physics:

12.05

R. JHA, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Turbulence in fusion plasma

12.30

G. RAVINDRAKUMAR, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
High energy density science with laser light

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

DILIP D. DHAVALE, University of Pune, Pune,
In the search for new drug candidates for type-II diabetes

14.20

ONKAR DABEER, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Collaborative filters: Fundamental limits and good practices

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14.40

B. N. MALLICK, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Neural mechanism of rapid eye movement sleep regulation

15.00

RAJESH K. SRIVASTAVA, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi
Record of short-lived mantle generated magmatic events and their dyke swarms of the Indian shield during precambrian

15.20

C. S. GOPINATH, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
A possible approach to broaden catalytic activity regime: More wine in the old bottle

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15.40 - 16.10

Tea Break

16.10 - 17.30

Business Meeting of Fellows (Seminar Hall)

17.30

Tea Break

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
SUDARSHAN IYENGAR, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith
Science-Social science interface

20 November 2011 (Sunday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture
DEVANG V. KHAKHAR, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Dense granular flows: Rheology and segregation

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09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

AYAN DATTA, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
Catalysis by organogold complexes and gold nanoclusters

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10.00

BALARAM GHOSH, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi
MicroRNA with macro-role in asthma

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10.20 - 10.50

Tea Break

10.50

S. R. BARMAN, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

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11.10

BASUDEB DATTA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Stacked spheres and lower bound theorem

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11.30

SUBROTO MUKERJEE,Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Quantum phases of bosons in optical lattices

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11.50

NARENDRA M.DIXIT, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Therapeutic engineering

12.10

SANJEEV GALANDE, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
From sequence to consequence

12.30

D. S. NAGARAJ, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Morphism of varieties

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