• Wed
      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
      3:00 pmAuditorium

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

    • Wed
      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

      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

      Colloquim on An ​Au-some cosmic explosion and its implication for 21st century Astronomy by Prof. Gopakumar

      1500 HrsAuditorium

      Title:  An ​Au-some cosmic explosion and its implication for 21st century Astronomy

      On 16 October 2017, LIGO Virgo Scientific Collaboration announced their first detection of gravitational waves from a merging neutron star binary.
      this event GW170817, discovered on 18 August 2017, was localized to an incredible 28 square degree on the sky and was essentially coincident
      with short gamma ray burst, GRB 170817A, observed by Fermi & INTEGRAL.  The unprecedented localization of our GW event and its associated
      GRB detection triggered a world-wide electro-magnetic follow up observations, involving around 70 ground and space based observatories.
      This event marks the beginning of multi-messenger GW Astronomy while giving glimpses of its true potential. These observations are allowing
      us to probe many different aspects of astrophysics including the association of short hard gamma ray bust with merging
      neutron stars, EOS of neutron stars, testing general relativity, estimating the Hubble  constant using gravitational waves and
      processes that created heavy elements like Gold and Platinum in the Universe. The talk will focus on some of the impressive implications of
      GW170817/GRB170817A​ after giving an elementary introduction to gravitational waves and    LIGO/VIRGO instruments

      Speaker A. Gopakumar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai