Events


    • Wed
      11
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. Touch the Sky With Glory:
      The Nation’s Air Power – The Weapon Systems of the IAF, its contemporary technology and our capability to secure the Nation
      Speaker.: Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Rted)

    • Wed
      18
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. The work of three World War Two cartoonists
      Speaker. Mr. E.P. Unny, Chief Political Cartoonist, The Indian Express.

    • Wed
      29
      Mar
      2017
      3:30 pmAuditorium

      Speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla

      About the speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. He worked as a central planning engineer at Larsen and Toubro limited and then as a research assistant at IISc Bangalore. Starting a new chapter of his life, he joined the Dramanon Theatre Company as a creative partner and then later went on to start his own theatre company, The SparkPlug Theatre Company which is more than three and a half years old now.


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    • Mon
      24
      Apr
      2017

      Crosstalk 6. Electronic Warfare during World War II

      5:30 pmConference Room
      Speaker. Dr. Swaroop Sahoo
      Title. Electronic Warfare during World War II
      Abstract. During World War II various countries attained varied level of technological expertise. The technological expertise or readiness covered various fields of science and technology. Some of the fields with lot of research activities, inventions, design and experiments were electronic warfare and navigational technology.
      This talk will give an introduction to various electronic warfare techniques, related hardware inventions and uses. It will also provide an insight into the war doctrines of countries and resultant uses of electronic warfare of 1935-45. This talk will also introduce the basic details of the navigational technology used by guided bombers (for bombing and landing) and first missiles (V1 and V2) of World War 2 years.

       

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    • Mon
      27
      Mar
      2017

      An infinite flock of pigeons

      5:30 pmAuditorium

      Speaker: Dr. Narayanan N
      Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras

      Abstract. We all 'know' that among all closed geometric plane figures with a fixed perimeter, the circle has the maximum area. What about proving this? An interesting idea was by Jacob Steiner. But his proof had one issue. He could prove that it cannot be anything other than circle. But does circle has this property? That he could not prove.

      We fill this gap using the infinite avatar of Pigeonhole principle. We use it to first prove the famous Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem from Analysis and its generalisations. It can then be used to fill the gap in the proof of Steiner.