81st Annual Meeting

Dates : 6 to 8 November 2015
Venue : IISER, Pune

Schedule

6 November 2015 (Friday)

09.00 - 09.30

Registration

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration & Presidential Address
Dipankar Chatterji, IISc, Bengaluru
Social behaviour in bacteria

11.00 - 12.00

Tea break and Group Photograph

12.00 - 12.50

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.00 - 12.20

Rama Kant, University of Delhi, Delhi
Theories for anomalous response in disordered electrodes

12.25 - 12.45

Arindam Ghosh, IISc, Bengaluru
Multifunctional electronics with atomically thin membranes

12.50 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.50

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00 - 14.20

Susanta Roychoudhury, Saroj Gupta Cancer Center & Res. Inst., Kolkata
Mitotic stress in cancer: Tipping the balance

14.25 - 14.45

Kaushal Verma, IISc, Bengaluru
Quadrature domains and potential theory

14.50 - 15.30

Tea break

15.30 - 17.30

Symposium on "Light and Matter" (International Year of Light)

15.30

G. Ravindrakumar, TIFR, Mumbai
High intensity lasers in physics

16.00

Anunay Samanta, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Employing light as an initiator and a probe

16.30

G. Krishnamoorthy, Anna University, Chennai
Light in molecular biophysics

17.00

Deepak Nair, IISc, Bengaluru
Super resolution imaging and signal processing at synapse

17.30 - 18.00

Tea break

18.00 - 19.00

Public lecture
CNR Rao, JNCASR, Bengaluru

19.00

Cultural Programme

7 November 2015 (Saturday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture
Shubha Tole, TIFR, Mumbai
Sensational barrels in the brain: The circuitry of sensory resolution

09.40 - 10.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40 - 10.00

K. R. Prasad, IISc, Bengaluru
Synthesis of natural products of therapeutic significance

10.05 - 10.25

A. Chockalingam, IISc, Bengaluru
Visible light communications: An emerging area in wireless

10.30 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium on “General Relativity” (Centenary of the discovery)

10.50

Ghanashyam Date, IMSc, Chennai
Hundred years of general relativity - achievements and challenges

11.20

R. Gopakumar, ICTS, Bengaluru
The quantum dynamics of general relativity

11.50

Shiraz Minwalla, TIFR, Mumbai
Applied gravity

12.20

T. Padmanabhan, IUCAA, Pune
Gravity and/of Cosmos

12.50

Discussion

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00 - 14.20

M. Ravikanth, IIT, Mumbai
Boron-dipyrromethene dyes for ion recognition studies

14.25 - 14.45

Sumantra Chattarji, NCBS, Bengaluru
To be or not to be afraid

14.50 - 15.10

A. C. Anil, NIO, Dona Paula
Biological interactions in the sea

15.15 - 15.35

Jyotishman Bhowmick, ISI, Kolkata
Quantum isometry groups

15.40 - 16.00

Tea break

16.00 - 17.30

Business Meeting of Fellows

17.30 - 18.30

Tea break

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
K Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi
Pulse to planet: Human health in the era of sustainable development

8 November 2015 (Sunday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture
Kankan Bhattacharyya, IACS, Kolkata
Single molecule spectroscopy of a single live cell

09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40 - 10.00

Arpita Patra, IISc, Bengaluru
Secure multi-party computation

10.05 - 10.25

Nita Bhandari, Centre for Health Res. and Development, New Delhi
A new approach to treating severe acute malnutrition in children

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 11.20

Ranjani Viswanatha, JNCASR, Bengaluru
Dilute magnetic semiconducting nanomaterials: Theory to reality

11.25 - 11.45

Aswin S. N. Seshasayee, NCBS, Bengaluru
Evolving chromosomes and their convergence with gene regulatory networks

11.50 - 12.10

Sharmila A. Bapat, NCCS, Pune
Cancer stem cells and stress induced evolution - understanding the drug recalcitrance phenomenon

12.15 - 12.35

Gautam Bhattacharyya, SINP, Kolkata
The hierarchy problem and physics beyond the standard model

12.40 - 13.00

Mitali Mukerji, IGIB, New Delhi
Ayurgenomics: Understanding human individuality through integration of Ayurveda and Genomics for stratified medicine

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.30 - 15.30

Special Open Lecture
James Jackson, Cambridge University, Cambridge
Probing the continents: How variations in the structure and rheology of the Lithosphere affect surface geology

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