26th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 3 and 4 July 2015
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


3 July 2015 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A – Special Lecture
V. Nagaraja, IISc, Bengaluru
Our strategies to counter resurgent tuberculosis
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10-10.30 Tapas Chakraborty, IACS, Kolkata
Light-induced coupled proton-electron transfers in model chemical systems
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10.35-10.55 Avinash Khare, University of Delhi, Delhi
Gravitational equilibrium and the mass limit for dust clouds
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11.00-11.20 Tea break
11.20-11.40 V. Mohan, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai
The time has come to marry genomics with clinical diabetes
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11.45-12.05 U. Kodandaramaiah, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Reading DNA to infer ancient flight
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12.10-12.30 Giridhar Madras, IISc, Bengaluru
Ionic catalysts for syngas production
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12.35-12.55 Pulak Sengupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Long term climatic cycle – a petrologists perspective
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
14.30-14.50 Ravi A. Rao, TIFR, Mumbai
The theory of Suslin matrices
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14.55-15.15 U. Mabalirajan, IGIB, Delhi
Airway epithelia: An overlooked borderline security force of the lung
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15.20-15.40 Gautam Mandal, TIFR, Mumbai
Thermalization in integrable models and conformal field theories
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15.45-16.05 Tea break
16.05-16.25 Chandan Srivastava, IISc, Bengaluru
Graphene oxide-Fe3O4 nanoparticle composite with high proton relaxivity value
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16.30-16.50 K. Thangaraj, CCMB, Hyderabad
Complex origin of Indian populations and its profound medical implications
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16.55-17.15 Tanmaya Pathak, IIT, Kharagpur
Small molecules, diversity and great expectations
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D – Public Lecture

Madhav Gadgil, Goa University, Goa
Sahyachala: A love story
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4 July 2015 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A – Special Lecture

N. Sathyamurthy, IISER, Mohali
Symmetry and pattern formation in flowers
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09.40-12.40 Session 2B – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40-10.00 B. L. V. Prasad, NCL, Pune
New synthetic approaches for the preparation of metal nanoparticle dispersions and assemblies in different solvent media
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10.05-10.25 Rajan Jha, IIT, Bhubaneswar
Photonic crystal fiber modal interferometer based highly sensitive sensor
10.30-11.00 Tea break
11.00-11.20 Parthanil Roy, ISI, Kolkata
Branching random walks with displacements coming from a power law
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11.25-11.45 Syamal Roy, IICB, Kolkata
History of Leishmania research in India – then and now
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11.50-12.10 M. K. Bera, IIT, Kharagpur
Revisiting the linkage between Himalayan orogenesis and climate change
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12.15-12.35 R. S. Swathi, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Modelling the energetics of encapsulation of atoms and atomic clusters into carbon nanotubes: Insights from analytical approaches
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