Cosmic zoom
Rama Govindarajan (Fluid dynamicist, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
Date & Time
14 April 2021, 19:00 to 20:30


A cloud in the sky looks like a gentle huge powder puff, but actually has violent turbulent motion going on inside it. We will discuss the formation of a cloud and the origin of this turbulence. We will discuss that this turbulence is crucial for the growth of raindrops. Every cloud contains water droplets but most of the time we don't have rain. While we don't understand many aspects of rain formation yet, we understand a few things, and we'll talk about these.

About The Speakers

Rama Govindarajan is interested in solving fluid dynamical problems of different kinds. She did her BTech in IIT Delhi, PhD in IISc Bengaluru and postdoc in Caltech. She worked in the National Aerospace Labs and in the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research before joining TIFR. She won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, India and the American Physical Society.

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