Academy Public Lectures

 

"Gravitation And The Cosmos" - 100 Years after Einstein's Discovery of General Relativity.
Prof. Abhay Ashtekar, Penn State, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 9 October 2015
Video of the talk on YouTube.


Spark of life: understanding nature's voltage-gated ion channels using computation
Prof. Michael L. Klein, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 28 February 2014


Drainage and dewetting of the tear film
Prof. Gerald G. Fuller, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 21 January 2014


The story of the discovery of quasars: a paradigm shift in astronomy
Prof. Ron Ekers, Australia National Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Epping, Australia
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 January 2014


Type Ia supernovae and the accelerating universe
Prof. Brian P. Schmidt, Nobel Laureate; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 20 August 2013


Cancer suppressor mechanisms that guard the human genome
Prof. Ashok R. Venkitaraman, Jubilee Professor of the Academy; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2 August 2012


Power generation from solar photovoltaic concentrators
Kiran Shah, Chroma Energy, Pune
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 28 February 2012


Beyond oil and gas: the methanol economy
G. K. Surya Prakash, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 28 February 2012


Ramanujan as Everyman
Prof. Robert Kanigel, till recently Director, Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 30 December 2011


Recent advances in inorganic–organic framework materials
Prof. Anthony K. Cheetham, Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 7 December 2011


'The restless universe' – Palomar Transient Factory
Prof. S. R. Kulkarni FRS, John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Science; Principal Investigator, Palomar Transient Factory; Director, Caltech Optical Obsrvatories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 29 November 2011


Recent developments in solid state lighting
Prof. Anthony K. Cheetham, Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 7 October 2011


How long is 1 metre? From ancient length units to modern concepts in metrology
Prof. Klaus Von Klitzing, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 4 July 2011


Never reaching a stable steady state: highly dynamic patterning mechanisms and their application to chemotaxis
Prof. Hans Meinhardt, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1 February 2011


Evolution of physical chemistry
Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 20 January 2011


Chandra: gentleman, scholar and telescope
Prof. Roger Blandford, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 8 December 2010


Dharmanand Kosambi: the life and contribution of a Buddhist sociopolitical thinker
Dr. Meera Kosambi, Former Professor and Director, Research Centre for Women's Studies, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Mumbai
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 18 November 2010


The challenges and opportunities of nanotechnology in China
Prof. Chunli Bai, Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences; Executive Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 25 October 2010


Some contact points of mathematics and physics
Prof. H. Araki, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 8 September 2010


Photonic band gap materials: engineering light–matter interactions
Prof. Sajeev John, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 January 2008


A dialogue on science and mathematics in India
Prof. K. R. Sreenivasan, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 28 December 2007


To the fifth dimension and back
Prof. Raman Sundrum, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 18 December 2007


The orphan tsunami of 1700 - a transoceanic detective story
DR. Brian Atwater, US Geological Survey, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 October 2007


Memory and creativity in physics
Prof. Vinay Ambegaokar, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 7 March 2007


Living with earthquakes
Prof. Dan Mckenzie, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 23 February 2007


Crystal nucleation and 'anti Van der Waals' liquids
Prof. Daan Frenkel, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 25 January 2007


Science and ethics of stem cell research
Prof. Anne Mclaren, Gurdon Institute and Wellcome Trust, Cambridge, UK
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 28 October 2006


Human impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide and global climate
Prof. Jorge L. Sarmiento, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27 September 2006


Physics in the world around us
Prof. Edouard Brezin, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 15 September 2006


Dark matter: What is it? Where is it? Can we make it in the lab?
Prof. Michael E. Peskin, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 7 September 2006


Physics of crystal surfaces and nanofriction near the melting point
Prof. E. Tosatti, Democritos National Simulation Centre and International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 17 July 2006


Reflections on the legacy of Harish-Chandra
Prof. Robert P. Langlands, Hermann Weyl Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 20 March 2006


Brighter than a million suns: the FERMI@Elettra project
Prof. Carlo Rizzuto , University of Genova and Elettra Laboratory, Trieste, Italy
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1 February 2006


A shock wave cosmology
Prof. Blake Temple, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 23 January 2006


The arrow of Time
Prof. Joel L. Lebowitz, Center for Mathematical Sciences Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 17 November 2005


Soap bubbles and crystals
Prof. Jean Taylor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 19 October 2005


What a mild breeze could look like (10 years from now) - developments in weather and climate prediction
Prof. Lord Julian Hunt, FRS, Department of Space and Climate Physics and Earth Sciences, and Director of Lighthill Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University College London, London, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 22 March 2005


Human embryonic stem cells: basic and clinical applications
Prof. Joseph Istkovitz-Eldor, Director, Stem Cell Center, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 23 February 2005


Science in low earth orbit
Prof. Claude Nicollier, Golden Jubilee Distinguished Visiting Professor, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore; ESA Astronaut, CB/NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 31 January 2005


A journey from the centre of the earth
Prof. Herbert E. Huppert, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 13 January 2005


Black holes: surprises, puzzles and clues for fundamental physics
Prof. Abhay Ashtekar, Raman Professor of the Academy; Centre for Gravitational Physics and Geometry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 17 December 2004


Polymer blends - mixing and de-mixing them
Prof. Julia Higgins, Royal Society of London, UK
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 16 March 2004


What impact, if any, has feminism had on science?
Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 19 February 2004


Forensic seismology: earthquakes and atomic energy
Prof. Bruce A. Bolt, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 11 February 2004


The universe of Hubble space telescope
Dr. Robert Williams, Raman Professor of the Academy; Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 22 January 2004


The Standard Model of cosmology, dark matter and dark energy: is it correct?
Prof. J. P. Ostriker, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 9 January 2004


Scary: does it frighten you?
Prof. Marshall Stoneham, Centre for Materials Research, University College London, UK
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 8 January 2004


X-rays, synchrotron radiation, and the properties of matter: a continuing revolution
Prof. Martin Blume, The American Physical Society, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 1 December 2003


Issues in planetary exploration
Prof. Jacques Blamont, French Space Agency (CNES), Paris, France
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 19 November 2003


Atmospheric brown clouds: South Asian and tropical impacts
Prof. V. Ramanathan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 28 July 2003


The rise and decline of modern science in India
Prof. Rajesh Kochhar, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 13 May 2003


Bose Einstein condensation and quantum coherence
Prof. Philippe Nozieres
Raman Professor of the Academy, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27 February 2003


Three visualization systems based on graphics algebra
Prof. Leland Wilkinson, SPSS Inc., Chicago, and Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 5 February 2003


The world of the very small: nano-electronics, nano-photonics and quantum computing
Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 24 December 2002


Quantum mechanics of geometry and its applications: Big Bang and black holes
Prof. Abhay Ashtekar
Honorary Fellow of the Academy, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 4 December 2002


Laser surgery without lasers: harnessing solar energy for a unique operation
Prof. J. M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (organized with Indian Institute of Science), 9 October 2002


The Big Bang and the seeds of turbulence
Prof. K. R. Sreenivasan, Raman Professor of the Academy, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 8 July 2002


Crystallization of membrane proteins: routes and achievements
Prof. Hartmut Michel, Nobel Laureate, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 22 April 2002


J. D. Bernal: his legacy to science and to society
Prof. Alan L. Mackay, FRS, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 April 2002


Quantum information
Prof. Charles H. Bennett, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 26 February 2002


Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?
Prof. Anthony J. Leggett, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, 25 February 2002


The quantum-mechanical world view: a remarkably successful but still incomplete theory
Prof. Elliott H. Lieb, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 24 January 2002


Current trends in the conservation of biodiversity
Prof. Sir Ghillean T. Prance, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 10 January 2002


Some extensions of the binomial theorem and applications
Prof. Richard A. Askey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore , 8 January 2002


Stellar mass black holes
Prof. E. P. J. Van Den Heuvel, Director, Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , 4 January 2002


The search for intelligent life
Prof. Sir Arnold W. Wolfendale, Professor of Experimental Physics, The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, 3 January 2002


Unexpected connections in mathematics
Prof. Gerald B. Folland, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore , 29 October 2001


The Hubble space telescope: its impact on our understanding of the universe
Prof. Steven V. W. Beckwith, Director, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 31 August 2001


Somanatha: representations of an event
Prof. Romila Thapar, Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 23 July 2001


Turbulence: a 19th century problem with challenges for the 21st century
Prof. Itamar Procaccia
(Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel),, Raman Professor of the Academy
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore>, 22 February 2001


Quest for unification
Prof. Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 11 January 2001


Towards a theory of everything
Prof. David J. Gross, Director, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 January 2001


Molecular biology of the human embryo and its clinical significance
Prof. R.G. Edwards, FRS, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 4 December 2000


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