Current Science Vol-67
 
     
 
July 10, 1994

In this issue 3
CORRESPONDENCE
Science must grow with quality and benefit to mankind — M. B. S. Char 5
NEWS
An experimental 'moss garden' in Nainital — Parveen Farooqui and Giribala Pant 5-6
A report on the workshop on end-stage transition — Roddam Narasimha 6-9
RESEARCH NEWS
Repairing information lacunae: Coupling of transcription with repair — Purnima Bhargava 10-13
Cold shock proteins from microorganisms — M. K. Chattopadhyay 13-14
COMMENTARY
Sex, flies and neuronal fates — Anuranjan Anand and H. Sharat Chandra 15-16
Challenges of user-driven R&D: BARC model — E. C. Subbarao 16-18
GENERAL ARTICLE
Incomparability of systems with multiple equivalent quantitative descriptions —
P. S. Moharir
19-23
REVIEW ARTICLES
One protein—Many functions —T. Ramasarma 24-29
Leaf gas exchange in lightflecks of plants of different successional range in the understorey of a central European beech forest — Kailash Paliwal, Manfred Kuppers and Hans Schneider 29-34
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Raman phase conjugator — B. Raghavendra Prasad, S. Raghuveer, C. K. Subramanian and P. S. Narayanan 35-36
Chemical analysis and 14C dating of a sediment core from Toskar lake, Ladakh and its implications on climatic changes — B. Sekar, G. Rajagopalan and
A. Bhattacharyya
36-39
Possible role of Delhi-Haridwar subsurface ridge in generation of Uttarkashi earthquake, Garhwal Himalaya, India — D. Sati and S. P. Nautiyal 39-44
Camptonite dyke from the Pikkili alkaline complex, Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu — C. Navaneethakrishnan and C. G. Chandrasekaran 44-46
Occurrence of scorodite in an auriferous zone of Gualaldih area, Sonbhadra District, Uttar Pradesh, India — M. A. Khan, V. P. Sinha and R. C. Tyagi 46-48
Melanophore indexing: A quick biosassay technique for detection of heavy metal toxicity — T. K. Banerjee and Dalia Mukherjee 48-50
Kodomali kimberlitic diatreme, Raipur District, Madhya Pradesh — B. Chatterjee,
N. Jha, B. K. Mishra and M. Kumar
50-52
BOOK REVIEWS
Limitation of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation — Veena K. Parnaik 53
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 1993 — P. K. Das 53-55
PERSONAL NEWS
Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, a tribute on his sixtieth birthday by
T. V. Ramakrishnan
56-57
An intellectual aristocrat, an oituary of Bagepally Ramachadrachar Seshachar by
H. Y. Mohan Ram
58-59
A titan amongst zoologists, an obituary of B. R. Seshachar by Katre Shakuntala and M. D. Parthasarthy 60
Erratum 59
July 25, 1994

In this issue 67
NEWS
A report on the seminar on 'Biological control of social forestry and plantation crop insects' —T. N. Ananthakrishnan 69-71
Forestry for food: Challenges for 2000 AD and beyond — Rajendra Dobhal 
71-73
COMMENTARY
Earth science scenario in Indai: A perspective 74-77
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
A liliaceous inflorescence — N. Awasthi and R. C. Mehrotra; S. D. Bonde and
K. P. N. Kumaran
78-79
Characterization of structural proteins of A/Equine-2/Ludhiana/87 — P. K. Uppal,
M. P. Yadav and Ashok K. Gupta
79
Can Eremostachys superba be saved from extinction — R. R. Rao and Arti Garg 80-81
GENERAL ARTICLE
Report on Fermat's Last Theorem — V. Kumar Murty 82-88
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Identification of paleosols in the Precambrian metapelitic assemblages of peninsular India—A major element geochemical approach — B. Sreenivas and R. Srinivasan 89-94
Epitope analysis of IPN virus isolates from feral and hatchery salmonid fishes by neutralizing monoclonal antibodies — K. M. Shankar and T. Yamamoto 95-98
Geochemical basis of tropical endomyocardial fibrosis — M. S. Valiathan,
C. C. Kartha, R. R. Nair, K. Shivakumar and J. T. Eapen
99-104
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Geochemistry of ilmenite from Ratnagiri coast, Maharashtra — P. V. Sukumaran and A. R. Nambiar 105-106
Temporal clustering of earthquakes—A fractal approach — R. S. Dattatrayam and
V. P. Kamble
107-109
Localization of chromosome scaffold by transmitted and incident light —
Deepesh N. De and Rekha Ghosh
109-112
Evaluation of growth behaviour of deodar and blue pine by using tree ring data from Uttarkashi, UP Himalaya — R. R. Yadav and A. Bhattacharya 112-116
Plant regeneration in barley through microtillering and multiple shoot differentiation—Sumita Kachhwaha and S. L. Kothari 116-118
Short-term storage of coconut zygotic embryos in sterile water — Anitha Karun and K. K. Sajini 118-120
Fatty acid profile of a marine Nostoc calcilcola under saline and non-saline conditions — Sujatha Venkatarman and B. D. Kaushik 120-122
BOOK REVIEWS
Endomyocardial Fibrosis — V. Ramalingaswami 123
Proceedings (Mathematical Sciences), (K. G. Ramanathan Memorial Issue) —
M. S. Raghunathan
123-125
Annual Review of cell biology 1993 — Veena K. Parnaik 125-126
The Physics of Karma — P. R. Pisharoty 126
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
Causes of the failure of Rayleigh-Jeans radiation formula as speculated by some physicists and the ultimate answer from Einstein — Amar Nath Nigam 127-133
Erratum
Leaf gas exchange in lightflecks of plants of different successional range in the understorey of a Central European beech forest — Kailash Paliwal, Manfred Kuppers and Hans Schneider 133
August 10, 1994

In this issue 139-140
NEWS
IAU Telegrams from India on Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact with Jupiter 141-147
Discussion meeting on macromolecular crystallography—A report — M. R. N. Murthy 148-149
CORRESPONDENCE
Enhancing S & T coverage — Dilip M. Salvi; Ranbir Singh; K. N. Pandey 149-150
RESEARCH NEWS
Scanning tunnelling microscopy studies of the fullerence C60 150-152
COMMENTARY
Acute toxicity of vitamin A in infancy — C. Gopalan 152-153
Technology development trends in India: Past, Present and future —
R. B. Subramanyam
153-157
Armenia: A travelogue — R. N. Iyengar 157-161
GENERAL ARTICLE
Indian Science Directory: NCI Current contents — C. N. Raghu 162-165
REVIEW ARTICLE
On the use of local and global minimizers for optimization problems in quantum chemistry — P. Dutta and S. P. Bhattacharya 166-177
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Monsoom forecasting on parallel computers — U. N. Sinha, V. R. Sarasamma,
S. Rajalakshmy, K. R. Subramanian, P. V. R. Bharadwaj, C. S. Chandrashekar,
T. N. Venkatesh, R. Sunder, B. K. Basu, Sulochana Gadgil and A. Raju
178-184
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Metamorphic conditions of the aureole rocks from Dhunaghat area, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya — Mallickarjun Joshi, B. N. Singh and O. P. Geol 185-188
Hydrograph separation of bulk meltwaters of Dokrinai Bamak glacier basin, based on electrical conductivity — Syed I. Hasnain and Renoj J. Thayyen 189-193
Ecotendency of phytoplankton: An approach for categorizing algae as bioindicators for monitoring water quality — A. K. Laal, S. K. Sarkar, A. Sarkar and M. Karthikeyan 193-195
High level stable expression of rat brain type IIA sodium channel α-subunit in CHO cells — Saumendra N. Sarkar and S. K. Sikdar 196-201
Concentration of proteins in the midgut epithelium of sixth instar larvae, pupae and adult of Spodoptera mauritia Boisduval (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) — Shikha Nair and U. V. K. Mohamed
201-202
Evidence for superconductivty onset at 40 K in a carbon-based system —
P. Ganguly, S. George and Anil Kumar
202-204
BOOK REVIEWS

Life Cycles: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist — Stuart A. Newman
205-207
Russian/Soviet Nuclear Warhead Production — Shibdas Burman
208-212
Annual Review of Entomology 1994 — S. S. Krishna
213-214
PERSONAL NEWS

An outstanding scientist and great humanist, An obituary of Dorothy Crowfoot hodgkin by M. Vijayan
215-216
August 25, 1994

Foreword
219
Pancharatnam, virtuoso of the Poincare sphere: an appreciation — Michael Berry
220-223
Geometric phase in interference experiments — Rajendra Bhandari
224-230
Optics of absorbing anisotropic media — G. S. Ranganath
231-237
Pancharatnam's route to the geometric phase — Rajaram Nityananda
238-244
Pancharatnam achromatic retarders — some recent improvements and their applications to astronomy — S. Tapia
245-250
Photopolarimetric investigations — Role of Pancharatnam retarder — U. C. Joshi and M. R. Deshpande
251-254
Application of the Poincare sphere to radio astronomy — V. Radhakrishnan
255-258
Pancharatnam in Mysore — N. V. Madhusudana
259-261
Pancharatnam—Some reminiscences — K. S. Viswanathan 262-264
Pancharatnam in Oxford (1964-1969): Coherences and the propagation of light through atomic vapours — G. W. Series
265-269
Stepwise fluorescence due to level crossings — A collaboration with
S. Pancharatnam — B. P. Kibble
270-271
On Pancharatnam's quantum theory of dispersion — D. T. Pegg 272-275
Atom matter wave interferometry and the measurement of phase shifts —
P. Hannaford
276-281
Optical pumping, light shifts and laser cooling — Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
282-284
Modulated birefringence — S. Pancharatnam
285-287
Book Review

Collected Works of S. Pancharatnam — G. S. Agarwal
288-289
S. Pancharatnam — Extracts from foreword to the collected works
290-292
The contributors
293-294
September 10, 1994

In this issue
299-300
CORRESPONDENCE

Poverty of Indian chemistry periodicals — T. Murugesan
301
Accountability in medical research — Sunil K. Pandya
302
Indian planetary theory — K. Ramasubramanian, M. D. Srinivas and M. S. Sriram
302-303
RESEARCH NEWS

Licence to replicate DNA — Veena K. Parnaik
303-304
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Occurrence of Pityospermum Nathorst in the sriperumbudur Formation, Tamilnadu — D. E. P. Jeyasingh and D. Kumarasamy
305
GENERAL ARTICLE

Earthquakes and elevation changes in the Himalaya — Ramesh Chander
306-310
SPECIAL SECTION: STRONG GROUND MOTION AND ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

Estimating strong ground motion parameters for Earthquke-resistant design — Vinod K. Gaur
311-312
Strong-motion earthquakes in Himalaya: Geological perspective — K. S. Valdiya
313-323
Evaluation of seismic hazard in India towards minimizing earthquake risk — Vinod K. Gaur
324-329
Analytical approaches to describe the near source effects — Sarva Jit Singh
330-335
Uncertainties with strong motion earthquake parameters — N. C. Nigam
335-343
Seismic hazard estimation using modelling of earthquake strong ground motions: A brief analysis of 1991 Uttarkashi eathquake, Himalaya and prognostication for a great earthquake in the region — K. N. Khattri, G. Yu, J. G. Anderson, J. N. Brune and
Y. Zeng
343-353
Evaluation of design earthquake parameters for a site and utilization of strong motion data — A. R. Chandrasekaran
353-358
Specifying aseismic design inputs for critical structures — R. D. Sharma
358-368
Field investigations of the 30 September 1993 earthquake in Maharashtra — R. N. iyengar, C. S. Manohar and O. R. Jaiswal
368-379
Damage to buildings in Latur earthquake — R. Sinha and A. Goyal
380-385
Earthquake ground motion characterization for large or multiply supported structures — Pradipta Banerji
386-394
Precariously balanced rocks in Nevada and California: Implication for earthquake hazard in Nevada, particularly at Yucca Mountain — J. N. Brune
395
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Equation of estimation of sedimentation rates: Applications to sequence stratigraphy — M. Aslam
396-397
A simple test to identify aluminum-tolerant rice cultivars at the level of signal perception — M. Sivaguru and Kailash Paliwal
398-399
BOOK REVIEWS

The future of large projects in the Himalaya-overcoming incomplete knowledge and unsound beliefs. High dams in himalaya-Environment and sociocultural Implications. State of India's Environment-A Citizen report No. 3 floods, Flood plains and environmental Myths — M. A. Qureshi
400-401
Himalayan Tectonics —Rasoul B. Sorkhabi
402
Geology of the Lower Himalaya — N. S. Virdi
402-403
Measurements Principles and Practices — S. D. Dutta Roy
403-404
Linus Pauling (1901-1994) — A colossus in chemistry and an unparalleled crusader, an obituary by C. N. R. Rao
405-408
Biology and Linus Pauling — P. Balaram
409-410
Linus Pauling and vitamin C — C. C. Kartha
411-414
September 25, 1994

In this issue
419
NEWS

Comet shoemaker-Levy 9 collision with Jupiter: Pre- and post-crash observations by IIA — R. Cowsik
421-424
Brainstorming session in plant senescence-A report — L. M. S. Palni and Parveen Farooqui
425-426
RESEARCH NEWS

A resolution of the strong CP and U(1) problems
426-427
COMMENTARY

QUEST: Quality University Education for Scientific Talent — B. M. Deb
427-431
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Discovery of a middle holocene sub-fossil bone from Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District, Tamilnadu — Shanti Pappu, Anupama Kshirsagar and Vijay Sathe
431-433
GENERAL ARTICLE

Creating and communicating science: The experience of the Royal Institution — Peter Day
434-440
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Altered ultrastructure of rinderpest virus and its nucleocapsids induced by 5-fluorouracil — Arundhati Ghosh, R. Nayak and M. S. Shaila
441-445
A study on the comparision of CSAMT and MT data — I. B. Ramaprasada Rao, Ram Raj Mathur and S. Srinivas
446-453
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

When is I=log (2n/n) close to an integer? — K. Ramachandra
454-456
A Maastrichtian ostracode assemblage (Lameta Formation) from Jabalpur Cantonment, Madhya Pradesh, India — Ashok Sahni and Ashu Khosla
456-460
Giant marine reptilian skulls from the Jurassic of Kachchh, Gujarat —
V. G. Phansalkar, G. Sudha and A. S. Khadkikar
460-461
Atypical ferromanganese micronodules from middle fan-valley system, Bay of Bengal — Onkar S. Chauhan, A. R. Gujar and Ch. M. Rao
462-465
Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza in an alkaline usar land ecosystem —
K. K. Janardhanan, Abdul-Khaliq, Fauzia Naushin and K. Ramaswamy
465-469
Oil content and fatty acid composition of seeds from various ecotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana: A search for useful genetic variants — Manas K. Pathak, Dolly Ghosh, Mrinal K. Maiti and Sudhomoy Ghosh
470-472
Effect of substance P on the melanophores of a fish and frog in vitro — Sunita Rani Chimania and M. Ovais
472-475
BOOK REVIEWS

Numerical intergration IV — G. D. Veerappa Gowda
476-478
Science and Engineering Indicators — Subbiah Arunachalam
479
PERSONAL NEWS

Nihal Kishinchand Notani, an obituary by P. C. Kesavan 480-481
October 10, 1994

In this issue
487-488
NEWS

In tune with the saga of chaos — G. Ambika
489
RESEARCH NEWS

Sigma of E. coli: Many more wonders — Purnima Bhargava
490-491
OPINION

Succour to Indian industry by sharing scientific and social information — B. K. Kale, Zuben E. Sauna and V. Sitaraman
492-494
COMMENTARY

On reading Newton's Principia at age past eighty — S. Chandrasekhar
495-496
Newton and Michelangelo — S. Chandrasekhar
497-499
Profile: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — John Horgan
500-501
SPECIAL SECTION

Indian science — P. Balaram
502-503
Proposal for a National Science University — Swadesh M. Mahajan 503-508
The concept of a National Science University — P. N. Srivastava
508-512
On the proposed National Science University — D. Balasubramanian
512-515
Higher education in science and a National Science University — T. V. Ramakrishnan
516-519
REVIEW ARTICLE

Quantum correlations in nonlinear optical signals — Rupamanjari Ghosh
520-527
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Post-Gondwana tectonics of the Indian Peninsula — K. R. Subrahmanya
527-530
Preparations for future great earthquakes seen in levelling observations along two lines across the Outer Himalaya — R. Chander and V. K. Gahalaut
531-534
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Significance of heavy mineral ratios in some beach placers of Andra Pradesh, East Coast of India — B. Nagamalleswara Rao
535-537
Find of a Ramapithecus punjabicus premolar from a palaeosol unit exposed near Village Danger, Dist. Bilaspur, HP — Rajeev Patnaik
538-539
Frequent loss of a native giant linear plasmid from UV-induced tetracycline sensitive isolates of producer Streptomyces rimosus strain — M. J. Rathos, N. C. Verma and
N. K. Notani
540-542
Alginate encapsulation technique for indica rice protoplast culture and plant regeneration — C. C. Giri and G. M. Reddy
542-544
Modified procedure for bromide estimation with ion-selective electrode for predicting nitrate movement in soil — Ashok K. Patra and T. J. Rego
545-546
Surface ultrastructure of Beauveria bassiana infecting silkworm Bombyx mori Linn — Vineet Kumar, S. K. Tewari and A. K. Awasthi
546-548

Analysis of trace elements of some edible trematodes parasitizing the bovine hosts — V. Tandon and B. Roy

548-550
BOOK REVIEW

Proceedings of second seminar on Petroliferous basins of India — D. N. Awasthi
551
HISTORICAL REMINISCENCES

Down memory lane — T. S. Sadasivan
552-556
October 25, 1994

In this issue
563
NEWS

India's first Polar satellite IRS-P2 launched by PSLV-D2
565-570
CORRESPONDENCE

The recent plague epidemic-Was there gross scientific incompetence? —
Sunil K. Pandya
571-572
Optimal utilization of yound researchers' potential — B. K. Padhi
572
QAIS-Quick access information system database of CSIR — T. Murugesan
573
RESEARCH NEWS

Non-neutral plasmas — P. I. John
573-574
COMMENTARY

Surat-will we learn the lessons? — C. R. Soman
575-576
India's biodiversity: Tasks ahead — T. N. Khoshoo
577-582
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Abnormal growth response in the host-parasite association — A. Balasubramanian, Mujeera Fathima and Mendoza Ordetta Hanna
583-584
GENERAL ARTICLE

Molecular dynamics simulations on transputer networks — Abhijit T. Paithankar,
B. L. Tembe and Dilip M. Ranade
585-590
RESEARCH ARTICLES

A hypothesis for the origin of peninsular seismicity — K. N. Khattri
590-597
Identification of a specific, high affinity imipramine-binding protein from human and rat platelet membranes — Renu Sah, Ashok K. Agrawal, G. G. Sanwal and Prahlad K. Seth
598-601
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Fullerenes: C60 from camphor-A novel approach — Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay, Kalaga Murali Krishna and Maheshwar Sharon
602-604
'Invisible' gold in arsenopyrites of the auriferous zones of Gadag gold field in Karnataka — A. G. Ugarkar, T. C. Devaraju and T. A. A. Halkoaho
605-606
Heteropigmentation of plant impressions, Karai, Ariyalur, Tamilnadu —
Hema Achyuthan, R. Nagendra and C. Mohanadoss
606-608
A bioassay technique for the detection of aflatoxin by using Chlorella pyrenoidosa — G. Uma Muralimohan and C. N. Reddy

609 -610
Synergistic action of different strains of Bacillus thuringiensis against cotton leaf worm spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) — L. Nadarajan and D. Martouret
610-612
Prospects and problems in cage culture of giant tiger shrimp in Vellar estuary —
A. Shanmugam, John Peter Selvamani and T. Kannupandi
612-614
Effect of bacterial ulcer on the haematology of Channa punctatus (Bloch.) —
S. M. P. yadav and B. P. Akela
614-615
BOOK REVIEWS

Our place in the Cosmos: The Unfinished Revolution — R. N. Sharma
616
Ayurvedic Drugs and their Plant Sources — P. Gundu Rao and M. A. Iyengar
616-617
PERSONAL NEWS

Anil Ramanbhai sheth (1933-1994) an obituary by T. C. Anand Kumar
618-619
Subramanyan suryanarayanan (1927-1994) an obituary by T. S. Sadasivan
619-619
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES

From the annals of plague — C. C. Kartha and E. Jeetendra

620 -624
November 10 & 25, 1994

In this issue
631-632
SPECIAL SECTION

The United Academy of Sciences of India—A piece of history — S. Ramaseshan
633-640
Historical papers relating to (a) the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
641-653
(b) Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 654-670
(c) National Academy of Sciences of India, Allahabad 671-676
CORRESPONDENCE

NSU: Is it a solution? — R. Narsimhan
677-678
The National Science University-A holistic conceit? — G. Prathap
678-679
NSU: The Mahajan proposal — K. Vasudeva Rao
679-681
The National Science University — D. P. Burma
681-682
Pancharatnam — V. Siddhartha
682
Plagiarism — V. S. kale

682
NEWS

A report on the brainstorming session in the area of Plant Reproductive Biology —
K. R. Shivanna and Parveen Farooqui
683
A report on the VIII International Congress of Plant Tissue and Cell Culture —
Sant S. Bhojwani
684-685
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Reproductive biology: An aid in the classification of bamboos — C. K. John,
R. S. Nadgauda and A. F. Mascarenhas
685-687
First report of a fossil marsh crocodile Crocodylus palustris from the Nanneru Valley, Andhra Pradesh — K. Shankar and C. V. N. K. Rao
687-689
Occurrence of segmental distortion in larvae and pupae after refrigeration of non-diapause eggs of silkworm Bombyx mori L. — T. P. S. Chauhan and Meera Verma
689-690
COMMENTARY

India and the new global balance, Rustum Roy
690-695
The new mineral policy — B. P. Radhakrishna and L. C. Curtis
695-697
GENERAL ARTICLES

Mapping interplanetary weather — A. Hewish
698-705
Quinacrine nonsurgical female sterilization — Do Trong Hieu and Do Ngoc Tan
706-709
Family planning in Vietnam — Marie Therese Feuerstein
708
An update on plague — Sunil A. David and V. I. Mathan
710-713
REVIEW ARTICLE

Shaping up with hedgehogs — how a fruit fly gene and its vertebrate homologues function in generating patterns during animal development — Bhagwati P. Gupta and K. Vijayraghavan
714-720
RESEARCH ARTICLES

The existence of oceanic islands in the Neotethys: Evidence from Ladakh Himalaya, India — Anshu K. Sinha and Meenal Mishra
721-727
Excision of uracil from the ends of double stranded DNA by uracil DNA glycosylase and its use in high efficiency cloning of PCR products — N. Vinay Kumar and
U. Varshney
728-734
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Faunal affinity and zoogeography of Recent marine ostracoda from Karwar, West Coast of India — A. S. Vaidya and M. S. Mannikeri
735-738
Growth ring features in Sahnioxylon from Rajmahal Hills and their climatic implications — R. R. Yadav and A. Bhattacharya
739-740
Growth-phase-dependent binding of hematoporphyrin derivative to human glioblastoma (U-87MG0 cells Rajesh Sreenivasan, Preet G. Joshi and Nanda B. Joshi
740-744
Production of intergeneric hybrid between Oryza sativa L. and Porteresia coarctata T. — K. K. Jena
744-746
BOOK REVIEWS

Science and Engineering Indicators
747
Risk Communication—A handbook for communicating Environmental, safety and Health Risks — Subbiah Arunachalam
748
PERSONAL NEWS

Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994)—The philospher of critical rationalism and rational moderation — G. Prathap
749-751
Sir Kari Popper—Philosopher of science — B. V. Thosar
751-752
A teacher, a scientist and a guide, as I knew him, an obituary of Sachi Prasad Ray Chaudhuri (1907-1994) by Lalji Singh
753-754
December 10, 1994

Special issue: Condensed matter science-Current status and plan for action

CORRESPONDENCE

Creation of excellence in science in India — P. R. Pisharoty
763-764
Raising science in India a la NSU: the hunting of the Snark — S. Krishnaswamy
764-765
National Science University—Imported drug for an impoverished patient? —
A. R. Prasanna
765-766
Support NSU but! — Hari Narain
766-767
The proposal for a National Science University—some comments — Rajaram Nityananda, M. Vidyasagar, Dipankar Chatterji, K. Srinivasa Rao, R. Srinivasan,
N. S. Narasimhan, K. Subba Rao, K. R. Subrahmanya
767-774
NEWS

Nobel Prize in physics — k. R. Rao
775-784
GENERAL ARTICLE

As a Martian might see us: Subversive reflections on the practice of physics —
A. J. Leggett
785-795
Preface
796-797
Historical

The first sixty years—A personal view — S. Ramaseshan
798-821
Soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics

Solid state physics through the years: Need for new initiatives — C. N. R. Rao

821 -822
Why should we pursue soft condensed matter? — Ajay K. Sood
823-827
Soft condensed matter: A survey and a proposal — Sriram Ramaswamy
827-831
Liquid crystals—Old and new — N. V. Madhusudana
832-834
Chemistry and physics of dipersions — C. Manohar
834-836
Role of multicritical points in addressing some key problems concerning condensed matter science — A. Kumar
836-838
Statistical mechanics: Models and realities — Bikas K. Charkrabarti
839-841
Semiconductors, optoelectronics, molecular electronics,etc

Optoeclectronics — S. Jha
841-843
Molecular electronics — S. V. Subramanyam
844-852
Semiconductor physics—Where do we go? — Vikram Kumar and R. C. Gupta
852-854
Si, Si-Ge and the new heterostructure world — V. Venkataraman
855-858
Quantum dots and other mesoscopic systems — Tapash Chakraborty
858-860
Low temperature Physics

Low temperature facilities for condensed matter research — R. Srinivasan
860-862
Metal-insulator transition: A low temperarture perspective — A. K. Raychaudhuri
863-864
Studies in heavy-fermion systems — S. Ramakrishnan and Girish Chandra
865-866
The continuing attractions of magnetism — S. N. Kaul
867-870
Whither solid state physics? — T. V. Ramakrishnan
871-873
Structure, instrumentation, materials, applications

Condensed matter physics under pressure — S. K. Sikka
874-875
Instrumentation for condensed matter science—Small and large — K. R. Rao
876-879
Surface structure —M. K. Sanyal
880-883
Quasicrystals: Indian research accomplishments and imperatives — S. Ranganathan
884-886
Scanning probe microscopy — A. K. Raychaudhuri
886-887
Crystals for nonlinear optical applications — H. L. Bhat
887-890
Applications of superconductivity—So near and yet so far? — T. S. Radhakrishanan
891-893
Photovoltaics: Promise and performance — A. K. Barua
894-896
Institutions

Condensed matter science and the Department of Atomic Energy —
B. A. Dasannacharya
896-899
Condensed matter and materials science and CSIR — A. V. Narlikar
900-905
Programme of the Discussion Meeting
906-907
PERSONAL NEWS

A gifted experimentlist and human being, an obituary of P. S. Narayan by
R. Srinivasan

908
December 25, 1994

In this issue
915-916
SPECIAL SECTION

Prologue: Science and religion — P. R. Masani
917-919
Norbert Wiener's place in the history of science and philosophy — P. R. Masani
920-930
The mathematical work of N. Wiener (1894-1964) — S. D. Chatterji
930-936
What kind of a system is a human being? A cybernetic system? — R. Narasimhan
937-940
Physics and cosmology: Some interactions — W. H. McCrea
941-949
Abbe' Georges Lemaitre: Father of the primeval atom — J. V. Narlikar
950-953
Book review — The Scientific Methodology in the light of Cybernetics —
R. Narasimhan
954-956
Notes on Diophantus — Kirti Joshi
957-966
Ramanujan's illness — D. A. B. Young
967-972
Mr S. Ramanujam,s work in England — P. V. Seshu Aiyer
972-974
CORRESPONDENCE

Darwin and Newton: Portraits of similar strokes — K. N. Ganeshaiah
975
Geochemical basis of tropical endomyocardial fibrosis — P. V. Sukumaran
976
Some reflections on earth science education in India — R. Shankar
976-977
NEWS

ISI and IBM joins hands to develop an elctronic library system — Subbiah Arunachalam
977-978
RESEARCH NEWS

The ubiquitous phase grating — K. A. Suresh
978-979
Strategies for regulating nuclear entry of transcription factors — Veena K. Parnaik
979-980
COMMENTARY

The snake heart affair — M. S. Valiathan
981-982
Low cost housing and infrastructure sustainable cities: A global perspective — Arcot Ramachandran
983-986
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Application of magnetic resonance imaging in dentistry — S. t. Sachdeva and Ashima Valiathan
987-988
GENERAL ARTICLE

Harnessing chaos: Synchronization and secure signal transmission — M. Lakshmanan and K. Murali
989-994
REVIEW ARTICLE

The biology of human grnulocyte colony stimulating factor — S. K. Kashyap and
V. G. Korobko
995-1002
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of hormones on wheat-barley crosses, embryo rescue and mitotic and isozymic studies in hybrids — Vijay K. Khanna, S. Dhaubhadel, S. Kodali and
G. K. Garg
1003-1012
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

QBO signal in winter northpole temperature at 30 mb and in southwest monsonn Indian rainfall — C. P. Kulkarni and B. K. Mukherjee
1013-1015
Geological framework of Sankara dyke swarm forming a part of Malani Suite of igneous rocks in western Rajasthan — M. K. Pandit and Amar Deep
1015-1018
Immunodiagnostic potential of a filarial protease — Madhusmita Bal and Manoj K. Das
1018-1019
Glycosaminoglycan fractions in the cornea of two fishes — Mrinal K. Deb and
A. Raghu Varman
1020