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Cool behaviours that can be studied using the little worm

Date & Time: 30th April 2024 (Tuesday), 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Venue:  UG lab Lecture Hall at Permanent Campus Speaker:  Dr. Kavita Babu                  Associate Professor,                  Centre of Neuroscience, IISc, Bangalore Title: “ Cool behaviours that can be studied using the little worm”. Abstract: Foraging is important for sustenance of animals. In Caenorhabditis elegans, it is an amalgam of… Continue reading Cool behaviours that can be studied using the little worm

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Geometry of random fields: an integral geometric view

Date: 26.04.2024 (Today).  Time and Venue: 16:30–17:30 in LH3. Speaker: Dr. Sreekar Vadlamani, TIFR CAM, Bangalore. Title: Geometry of random fields: an integral geometric view   Abstract: Given a (smooth) random function $f:\mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}$, studying its excursion sets $f^{-1}[u,\infty)$ has a long history with motivations coming from statistical hypothesis testing, cosmology, stereology, and integral geometry, to name a few.… Continue reading Geometry of random fields: an integral geometric view

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Enigma of two-dimensional melting in a disordered environment

Date: 25/04/2024 Time & Venue: 5:30 PM, LH at UG Lab Block, PC Speaker: Prof. Amit Ghosal, Department of Physics, IISER Kolkata Title: Enigma of two-dimensional melting in a disordered environment Abstract: We will present the results from our study of melting in a two-dimensional system of classical particles with Gaussian-core interactions in disordered environments. The clean system validates the… Continue reading Enigma of two-dimensional melting in a disordered environment

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Can you see the puncture in a piece of plane paper with eyes closed? 

Date: 19.04.2024 (today).  Time and Venue: 17:30 in LH3 at PC. Speaker: Prof. Gadadhar Misra, Honorary Visiting Professor, ISI Bangalore and IIT Gandhinagar. Title: Can you see the puncture in a piece of plane paper with eyes closed?  Abstract: The fundamental theorem of calculus says that any real valued continuous function defined on the interval [a,b] admits a primitive. How about multivariable functions?… Continue reading Can you see the puncture in a piece of plane paper with eyes closed? 

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Distance and Dynamics of Molecular Clouds

Date: Thursday, 18th April 2024 Time & Venue: 5:30 PM, LH, UG Lab Complex, Permanent Campus  Speaker: Prof. Maheswar Gopinathan, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore Title: Distance and Dynamics of Molecular Clouds Abstract: The Galaxy is a dynamic environment. Dense molecular clouds residing in it are regions of interstellar medium of gas and dust where a new… Continue reading Distance and Dynamics of Molecular Clouds

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Electron transfer and free radical transfer mechanisms in ribonucleotide reductase complex of M. tuberculosis. 

Date & Time: 4th April (Thursday), 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Venue: UG lab Lecture Hall at Permanent Campus Speaker: Prof Shekhar C. Mande, PhD, FNA, FNASc, FASc                Honorary Distinguished Faculty                Bioinformatics Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Title of the talk: Electron transfer and free radical transfer mechanisms in ribonucleotide reductase complex of M. tuberculosis.  Abstract: Our… Continue reading Electron transfer and free radical transfer mechanisms in ribonucleotide reductase complex of M. tuberculosis. 

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Microbiome: A new age health-descriptor for health and wellness

Date & Time: 5th April (Friday), 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Venue: UG lab Lecture Hall at Permanent Campus Speaker: Prof Sharmila Mande, PhD, FNA, FNAE,               Advisor to Life Sciences R&D at TCS Research               Ayush Distinguished Scientist Chair, Ministry of Ayush               Visiting Guest Professor, IIT-Gandhinagar & IIT-Kanpur Title: Microbiome: A new age health-descriptor for health and wellness Abstract: Recent advances… Continue reading Microbiome: A new age health-descriptor for health and wellness

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Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: A Fascinating Way to Heterogenize  Molecular Active Site Choosing Different Topology

Date: March 29, 2024 (today) Time: 4.00 – 5.00 PM (IST) Venue: C V Raman Hall, Transit Campus, IISER Tirupati Speaker: Dr. Subhajit Bhunia, University of Texas at El Paso Title: Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: A Fascinating Way to Heterogenize  Molecular Active Site Choosing Different Topology Abstract & biosketch_Subhajit Chem seminar flyer – Dr. Subhajit Bhunia

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Quantum Spin Liquids

Date: 20th March, 2024(Wednesday)
Time & Venue: 5:30 PM, UG Block Auditorium, Permanent Campus 
Speaker: Prof. G. Baskaran from IIT Madras, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Perimeter Institute
Title: Quantum Spin Liquids


Abstract: Quantum spin liquids are strongly entangled many body states of interacting mangnetic moments in Mott insulators. They can also be viewed as quantum melted version of an antiferromanet, arising from geometric frustration and lower dimensionalities. I will review the status of this field, which had its genesis in a phenomenology driven theoretical proposal by PW Anderson in 1973. The discovery of HTSC in cuprates by Bednorz and Muller in 1986 gave a resurgence to this field, which continues to grow on theoretical and experimental fronts. Spin liquids have opened a window to rich quantum world in the vast Hilbert space, quantum computing etc.

 
About the speaker: Prof. G Baskaran is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, where he recently founded the Quantum Science Centre. He has made important contributions to the field of strongly correlated quantum matter. His primary research focus is on novel emergent quantum phenomena in matter, including biological ones. He is well known for his contributions to the theory of high-temperature superconductivity and for discovering emergent gauge fields in strongly correlated electron systems. He predicted p-wave superconductivity in Sr2RuO4, a system believed to support Majorana fermion mode, which is a popular qubit for topological quantum computation. In recent work, he predicted room temperature superconductivity in optimally doped graphene. From 1976 to 2006, Dr. Baskaran contributed substantially to the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. 
He is a past recipient of the S. S. Bhatnagar Award from the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (1990), the Alfred Kasler ICTP Prize (1983), Fellowships of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1988), the Indian National Science Academy (1991), the Third World Academy of Sciences (2008), and the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2008).
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Resonating Valence Bond States as Abode of Ambient Temperature Superconductivity

Date: 19th March, 2024 Time & Venue: 5:30 pm, LH2, Lecture Hall Complex, Permanent Campus  Speaker: Prof. G. Baskaran, IIT Madras, Matscience and Perimeter Institute Title: Resonating Valence Bond States as Abode of Ambient Temperature Superconductivity Abstract: Quantum fluctuations in certain Mott insulators generate entangled spin pairs, resulting in an incompressible liquid of pre-formed neutral Cooper pairs, or a resonating valence… Continue reading Resonating Valence Bond States as Abode of Ambient Temperature Superconductivity

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