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)
Title. The work of three World War Two cartoonists
Speaker. Mr. E.P. Unny, Chief Political Cartoonist, The Indian Express.
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.
Mon24Apr20175:30 pmConference Room
Crosstalk 6. Electronic Warfare during World War IISpeaker. Dr. Swaroop SahooTitle. Electronic Warfare during World War IIAbstract. 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.
Mon23Oct20174:00 pmConferrence Room
Title: "Concrete Ways of Improving the Teaching of Experimental Physics"
Talk by Dr. Mani from Quazar TechnologiesSpeaker: Prof Deshdeep Sahdev, Research Division, Quazar Technologies, New DelhiTitle: "Concrete Ways of Improving the Teaching of Experimental Physics"Abstract: It is widely observed that the best students in India gravitatetowards theoretical physics. Is it possible to make Experimental Physicsevery bit as (and possibly, even more) exciting than theoretical pursuits?I will try to convince the audience that this is indeed feasible, usingseveral experiments which we have been designing. These experiments notonly clarify fundamental concepts but link up beautifully to research anddevelopment.ABOUT THE SPEAKERDr. Sahdev trained, as a particle theorist, in leading groups at CornellUniversity, Univ. of Pennsylvania, and the International Center forTheoretical Physics (Italy) among others. While at these centers, heworked and interacted with several nobel laureates including Prof.Salam,Ken Wilson, Steven Weinberg and Richard Feynman.He then joined IIT Kanpur, where over two decades of innovative teaching,he turned out some of the best physicists of the country. Many of hisstudents have, by now, received the Bhatnagar, Infosys and other prizes.Prof. Sahdev has contributed to several branches of physics: He was aco-discoverer of radiation zeroes and of their use in determining theanomalous magnetic moment of the W-boson. He is one of the originalpioneers of the field of higher-dimensional cosmologies. He has worked onthe non-linear dynamics of Josephson-Junction arrays and has developedseveral algorithms for simulating them.More recently, he has made considerable progress in achieving theintegration of theory, computation, experiment and instrumentation atQuazarTech --- a Research Lab, Educational Center and Company, all mergedinto a single entity --- which he set up. In particular, he and his grouphave developed several Scanning Probe Microscopes, Physical PropertiesMeasurement and Data-acquisition Systems, and used them not only for theirown research and teaching, but also to facilitate teaching and researchacross the entire country.==============================
============================== =================Speaker: Dr Mani Chandra, Research Division, Quazar Technologies, New DelhiTitle: The Electron Fluid in Solid State DevicesAbstract: Charge transport in solid state devices has thus far beenpredominantly Ohmic, due to collisions ofelectrons with defects and phonons. However, in devices with sufficientlylow defect densities and in which electron-phonon interactions aresuppressed, it is the momentum conserving electron-electron interactionsthat dominate charge transport. This results in a viscous flow, like afluid, and leads to interesting signatures in experimental transportmeasurements. I will show full device simulations of the transition froman Ohmic flow to a viscous flow & showcase the experimentalinstrumentation that my group is building in order to investigate thisphenomenon.ABOUT THE SPEAKERDr Mani Chandra completed his 5Year(Int) MSc from IIT Kanpur at the topof his class and proceeded for his doctorate in Theoretical & ComputationalRelativistic Astrophysics to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.His PhD thesis earned him the Chu Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.As part of this work, he co-authored GRIM, a package for studying thermaltransport in accretion discs around super-massive black holes. He turneddown prestigious post-doctoral prospects to return to India and start theResearch Division at Quazar Technologies, where he has just completed a year.Over this period, he has co-authored with a student of his at Quazar, aworld-class package called BOLT, for solving Boltzmann and Boltzmann-likeequations in fields as varied as astrophysics and condensed matter physics.He is now trying to design experiments verifying some of the predictions of
the package, which his group can carry out at Quazar Research.
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