27th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 1 and 2 July 2016
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


1 July 2016 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A – Special Lecture
Dipankar Bhattacharya, IUCAA, Pune
The astrosat mission
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10-10.30 P. B. Sunil Kumar, IIT, Chennai View PDF file (3.8Mbytes)
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10.35-10.55 T. Punniyamurthy, IIT, Guwahati View PDF file (808Kbytes)
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11.00-11.20 Tea break
11.20-11.40 K. N. Uma, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram
Tropical mesoscale convective systems and its associated dynamics
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11.45-12.05 Suman Chakraborty, IIT, Kharagpur
Liquid water may stick on hydrophobic surfaces
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12.10-12.30 Mahak Sharma, IISER, Mohali
Molecular mechanisms regulating endosome -
lysosome tethering and fusion
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12.35-12.55 Shantanu Chowdhury, IGIB, Delhi
13.00-14.15 Lunch break
14.15-15.00 Session 1C – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
14.15-14.35 Debashish Goswami, ISI, Kolkata
Quantum group symmetry of classical and noncommutative geometry
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14.40-15.00 Kanishka Biswas, JNCASR, Bengaluru
Origin of ultra-low thermal conductivity in complex chalcogenides:
Effect of lone pair, anharmonic rattling and bonding asymmetry
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15.05-15.20 Tea break
15.20-17.30 Session 1D – Symposium on ‘Gravitational Waves’
15.20-15.30 Tarun Souradeep, IUCAA, Pune
15.30-15.50 Bala Iyer, ICTS-TIFR
From pediction to detection: Highlights of the fascinating history of Gravitational Waves
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15.55-16.15 Sukanta Bose, IUCAA, Pune
In the era of gravitational wave astronomy
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16.20-16.40 C S Unnikrishnan, RRCAT, Indore
Interferometric gravitational wave detectors: Technological challenges
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16.45-17.05 P. Ajith, ICTS-TIFR
On behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration
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17.10-17.30 Varun Bhalerao, IUCAA, Pune
Multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves
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17.30-18.00 High Tea
18.00-19.00 Session 1E – Public Lecture
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

2 July 2016 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A – Special Lecture
K. N. Ganeshaiah, Bengaluru
09.40-12.40 Session 2B – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40-10.00 Amalendu Krishna, TIFR, Mumbai
10.05-10.25 Saman Habib, CDRI, Lucknow
A relict organelle that changed the way we thought of malaria
10.30-10.50 R. Prabhu, IIT, Patna
A glimpse into quantum information science
10.55-11.20 Tea break
11.20-13.00 Session 2C – Lectures by Fellows/Associates
11.20-11.40 Subhra Chakraborty, NIPGR, New Delhi View PDF file (1.8Mbytes)
11.45-12.05 Sunil K. Singh, PRL, Ahmedabad
Biogeochemistry of trace elements and isotopes in the Indian Ocean
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12.10-12.30 K. V. Venkatesh, IIT, Mumbai
12.35-12.55 D. S. Pandey, BHU, Varanasi
Aggregation induced emission: Optical and morphological insights
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13.00-14.00 Lunch break

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