Discussion Meeting
ICTS at Ten
Celebrating the Unity of Science
ORGANIZERS
Rajesh Gopakumar and Spenta R. Wadia
DATE & TIME
04 January 2018 to 06 January 2018
VENUE
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
CONTACT US
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Note:
Participation is by invitation only

All sessions will be live streamed

This is the tenth year of ICTS-TIFR since it came into existence on 2nd August 2007. ICTS has now grown to have more than fifteen faculty in a number of areas in the theoretical sciences. Over 150 programs and discussion meetings have been held. The ICTS at Ten event is an opportunity to reflect on the journey thus far, and to go ahead with renewed energy into our second decade, through a small celebratory scientific gathering.

There will be broad perspective talks (of 30 minutes each) across several different themes in the theoretical sciences:

  1. Astrophysics and Cosmology
  2. String theory and Quantum Gravity
  3. Mathematics
  4. Theoretical Computer Science
  5. Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics
  6. Physical Biology

These reflect ICTS' present profile as well as the directions we would like to grow into in the coming years. The talks, by a galaxy of distinguished researchers, will give a broad perspective on some exciting frontier questions in these areas. 

 

    Public Lecture

    DATE

    7 Jan 2018

    VENUE

    Christ University, Bengaluru

     

    by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton on "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" followed by a panel discussion. The panelists are:

    • Manjul Bhargava
    • Jennifer Chayes
    • Robbert Dijkgraaf
    • David Gross
    • Narayana Murthy
    • K. VijayRaghavan

    Speakers

    • P. Ajith
      ICTS-TIFR
    • Nima Arkani-Hamed
      IAS, Princeton
    • Sanjeev Arora
      Princeton University
    • Leon Balents
      KITP, Santa Barbara
    • Manjul Bhargava
      Princeton University
    • William Bialek
      Princeton University
    • Roger Blandford
      Stanford University
    • Sourav Chatterjee
      Stanford University
    • Jennifer Chayes
      Microsoft Research
    • Sankar Das Sarma 
      University of Maryland

     

    • Abhishek Dhar
      ICTS-TIFR
    • Surya Ganguli
      Stanford University
    • Rama Govindarajan
      ICTS-TIFR
    • David Gross
      KITP, Santa Barbara
    • Jonathon Howard
      Yale University
    • Shri Kulkarni
      Caltech
    • Joel Moore
      UC Berkeley
    • Mahan Mj
      TIFR, Mumbai
    • Ramesh Narayan 
      Harvard University
    • Christos Papadimitriou
      Columbia University

     

    • David Reitze
      Caltech
    • Suvrat Raju 
      ICTS-TIFR
    • Sriram Ramaswamy
      IISc, Bengaluru
    • Nathan Seiberg
      IAS, Princeton
    • Ashoke Sen 
      HRI, Allahabad
    • Madhu Sudan
      Harvard University
    • Mriganka Sur
      MIT
    • Mukund Thattai 
      NCBS-TIFR
    • Nisheeth Vishnoi
      EPFL, Lausanne

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