16th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 7 to 9 July 2005
Venues: Central College, Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Schedule

7 July 2005 (Thursday)
Venue: Jnana Jyothic Auditorium, Central College, Bengaluru

14.00-17.30 Lectures in physics (in connection with World Year of Physics)
14.00-14.45 N. MUKUNDA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Light, space and time
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14.45-15.30 N. KUMAR, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru
Bose-Einstein condensation: where many become one and there is plenty of room at the bottom
15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00-16.45 J. V. NARLIKAR, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Einstein and our understanding of the universe
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16.45-17.30 SRIRAM RAMASWAMY, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Brownian motion then and now

8 July 2005 (Friday)
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

09.30-10.30 Special Lecture
D. CHATTERJI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
A tiny molecular machine and its architecture
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10.30-11.00 Tea break
11.00-11.30 R. C. BUDHANI, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Antagonistic orders in tailored superlattices of hole-doped Mott insulators
11.30-12.00 SURESH DAS, Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram
Photoresponsive liquid-crystalline and luminescent materials
12.00-12.30 CHANDRIMA SHAHA, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Kinetoplastid parasites - do they commit suicide?
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12.30-13.00 A. N. LAHIRI MAJUMDER, Bose Institute, Kolkata
L-Myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase: evolutionary divergence and role in stress tolerance
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.00 G. K. LAHIRI, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Tuning intermetallic electronic coupling in polyruthenium systems via molecular architecture
15.00-15.30 ATUL H. CHOKSHI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Role of interfaces in mechanical properties of polycrystalline materials
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15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00-16.30 B. R. ARORA, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun
Electrical conductivity imaging of frontal Himalaya: geodynamic implications
16.30-17.00 K. KRISHNAMOORTHY, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
Towards an aerosol climatology for India
17.00-17.30 P. N. PANDITA, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
Low-energy implications of supersymmetric grand unification
18.15-19.15 Public Lecture
KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW, Biocon India, Bengaluru
The need for shared vision between academia and industry
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9 July 2005 (Saturday)
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

09.30-10.30 Special Lecture
T. RAMASAMI, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
Collagen-based smart biomaterials
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10.30-11.00 Tea break
11.00-11.30 V. SHANKAR, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Stability and dynamics of fluid flow past deformable solid media
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11.30-12.00 SULABHA K. KULKARNI, University of Pune, Pune
Surface-engineered small particles
12.00-12.30 G. C. MISHRA, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
Differentially activated B cells acquire different capacity to activate CD8+T cells
12.30-13.00 SUJATHA RAMDORAI, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Elliptic curves and number theory
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