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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    • Wed
      04
      Oct
      2017

      Quantum Codes led by Dr. Piyush.

      1700 HrsAuditorium
      Abstract. In this talk, Dr. Piyush will  explain the theory of quantum codes, in particular the theory of stabiliser codes, starting from the theory of classical error correcting codes. The goal of the talk is to show the following: Construction of an $n$-length quantum stabilizer code is essentially the same as constructing a classical linear code of length $2n$ over a finite field $F_p$, but for a "minor" technical requirement of isotropy. What this means in practice is that one can study quantum codes purely as a combinatorial object with no mention of Hilbert spaces, measurements or the life of half-dead cats.  For folks who *do* care about feline lives, he will also explain how the isotropy condition arise in this context (Hint: It has to do with certain commutation relation of operators over a Hilbert space).
      No background on error correcting codes, whether quantum or classical will be assumed.