25th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 4 and 5 July 2014
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


4 July 2014 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A
Special Lecture
ARUN K. GROVER, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Spin-ferromagnets with zero-magnetization - novel functional materials and their physics
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B
Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10 ASIT K. CHAKRABORTI, National Institute of Pharamceutical Education and Research Research, Mohali
Supramolecular assemblies: On the origin of catalysis by ionic liquids and molecular basis for rate acceleration in aqueous medium

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10.30 M. KRISHNAMURTHY, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Making a compact laser-driven plasma accelerator for megaelectronvolt energy neutral atoms
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10.50-11.20 Tea break
11.20 TANVI JAIN, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
Averaging operations on matrices
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11.40 ZHUMUR GHOSH, Bose Institute, Kolkata
Regulatory networks modulating stem cell biology - key players behind the screen
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12.00 K. S. M. S. RAGHAVA RAO, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore
Food and bio-process engineering - research contributions
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12.20 SUSANTA MAHAPATRA,University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Nonadiabatic chemical dynamics
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12.40 PRIYA MAHADEVAN, S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
Engineering non-vanishing dipoles in transition metal oxides
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C
14.30 S. K. SIKDAR, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Understanding neuronal mechanisms of epilepsy: Electrophysiological approaches
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14.50 M. JAYANANDA, University of Delhi, Delhi
Archean crust formation and continental growth in the Dharwar craton, southern India
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15.10 G. V. PAVAN KUMAR, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Surface plasmon nanophotonics
15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00 MANIKUNTALA KUNDU, Bose Institute, Kolkata
Deciphering stress response pathways in mycobacteria
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16.20 SUDIP CHATTOPADHYAY, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
HY5bZIPprotein regulates its expression by a feedback loop mechanism in Arabidopsis seedling development
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16.40 SUMANTRA MANDAL, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Towards comprehensive crystallographic and property characterization of grain boundaries
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17.00 T. GOVINDARAJU, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for Alzheimer's disease
18.00-19.00 Session 1D
Public Lecture
ARUNA ROY, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana, Rajsamand, Rajasthan
Scientific temper - the "missing link" in the evolution of Indian society

5 July 2014 (Saturday)

09.30-13.00 Symposium on the Life and Science of C V Raman
G. VENKATARAMAN, Radiao Sai Global Harmony, Prasanthi Nilayam
Raman, the man, his contribution and his message: what they mean to us in this the 21st century
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10.30-11.00 Tea Break
11.00 DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Rhythm and harmony: Raman on the physics of musical instruments
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11.40 S. UMAPATHY, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Time and space resolved Raman spectroscopic applications to chemistry and biology
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12.20 A. K. SOOD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Raman effect in contemporary physics
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