Current & Upcoming Colloquia
Special Colloquium

Mansi M. Kasliwal
13 December 2019, 11:30 to 13:00
Madhava lecture halld, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Our dynamic Universe is adorned by cosmic fireworks: energetic and ephemeral beacons of light that are a million (nova) to a billion (supernova) times brighter than our sun. On August 17, 2017, we witnessed cosmic fireworks unlike anything we have seen before. We saw two neutron stars merge and...more
Monthly Colloquium

Latha Venkataraman
16 December 2019, 15:30 to 16:30
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS Campus Bangalore
Molecular-scale insulating and dielectric materials rely on the exponential attenuation of tunneling with increasing length, presenting a potential problem of increased leakage current as the dimensions of the device decrease. An alternative design strategy is to use molecules with destructive...more
Physics Colloquium

Sutapa Roy
17 December 2019, 14:00 to 15:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Inhomogeneous fluids are interesting due to the inherent presence of interfaces and they give rise to a plethora of phenomena which can not be observed in bulk. Typical examples include confined liquids where the presence of surfaces not only changes their static properties compared to in the bulk...more
Physics Colloquium

Pallavi Bhat
14 January 2020, 14:00 to 16:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Coherent magnetic fields are ubiquitous in the universe as in the Sun, stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters. The theory of turbulent dynamos is the leading paradigm to understand the origin of these magnetic fields. A particularly generic process in turbulent astrophysical systems is the small scale...more