23rd Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 13 and 14 July 2012
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


13 July 2012 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A Special Lecture
ASHUTOSH SHARMA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Taming self-organization in highly confined soft matter to sub-100-nm scales: Fabrication of nanolens-arrays by spinodal instability of thin polymer films
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10 UTPAL SARKAR, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Confronting the faster-than-light neutrinos
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10.30 SRIVARI CHANDRASEKHAR, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Synthesis of bio-actives with relevance to human health care
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10.50-11.20 Tea break
11.20 G. BALAKRISH NAIR, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Gurgaon
From genomes to public health: The cholera example
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11.40 RAKESH K. MISHRA, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Functional relevance of the non-coding part of the genome and evolution of complexity in animals
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12.00 R. P. CHHABRA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Hydrodynamics of particles in visco-plastic fluids
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12.20 SAMIT CHATTOPADHYAY, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
Expression and modulation of CD44 variant isoforms in human cancers
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12.40 M. RAJEEVAN, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), New Delhi
Long-term variations of droughts over India
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C
14.30 K. PORSEZIAN, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers
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14.50 C. PULLA RAO, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Metallation of proteins
15.10 AMOL A. KULKARNI, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Microreactors: Engineering the art of chemical synthesis
15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00 R. K. KOHLI, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Inter-plant interaction: Ecological disturbance through plant invasion
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16.20 S. J. BHATT, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Differential structures in C*- algebras
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16.40 SUBHASISH DEY, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Turbulence in mobile-bed streams
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17.00 S. R. BARMAN, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
Quasicrystalline metallic adlayers
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D Public Lecture
MAHESH RANGARAJAN, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,New Delhi
Making spaces for nature: Science, politics and the environment in an emerging economy

14 July 2012 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A
Special Lecture CHANDRIMA SHAHA, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Many roads to an end: the evolution of cell death
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09.40-12.30 Session 2B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40 YOGENDRA SINGH, Institute of Genomics & Integtative Biology, Delhi
Survival strategies of bacterial pathogens
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10.00 SMITHA V. THAMPI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Computed Axial Tomography’s view of the ionosphere
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10.20-10.50 Tea break
10.50 K. N. RAGHAVAN, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Invariant theory and standard monomial theory
11.10 V. K. CHANDRASEKAR, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
Event-related synchronization/desynchronization in coupled nonlinear oscillator systems and applications
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11.30 FAIZ AHMED KHAN, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Synthesis of marine natural products
11.50 MANOJ SAXENA, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, New Delhi
Tunnel field effect transistor – A bio molecule sensor
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12.10 ABHISHEK DEY, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Hydrogen, anybody?
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