The Einstein Lectures series was initiated in 2015 as part of the centenary celebration of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Schools, colleges and other organizations can request to organize a lecture anywhere in India. Selected partner organizations will work with the ICTS in selecting an appropriate speaker depending on the date and venue of the lecture, and the nature of the audience. Einstein lectures cover a wide spectrum of topics in physics and related areas. Speakers range from early-career scientists to international luminaries. ICTS will support the travel and honorarium for the speaker. Partner organizations are expected to take care of the local organization.
Contact: einstein . lectures @ icts . res . in
Past Lectures
Clifford M Will (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA and Institute of Astrophysics, Paris, France)
29 July 2016, 16:00 to 17:00
St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore
Einstein's theories of relativity have had a major impact on everything from popular culture to everyday life to basic science. Songs, plays and movies proclaim Einstein as the symbol of genius, while users of GPS navigation devices unknowingly take account of Einstein's relativistic warpage of...more
Chandrakant Mishra (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
01 April 2016, 19:00 to 20:00
BITS - Hyderabad
In the year 1916, Albert Einstein theoretically showed that his equations (which describe the very nature of gravity) admit wave-like solutions. Gravitational waves, as Einstein first described, are the ripples of the space-time that are generated if the gravitational field of an object changes:...more
Parameswaran Ajith (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
19 February 2016, 10:00 to 11:00
Providence Women's College, Calicut, Kerala
On 2016 February 11, two major international scientific collaborations jointly announced the discovery of gravitational waves, the elusive ripples in the space-time predicted by Albert Einstein exactly a hundred years ago. At times, even Einstein doubted the existence of gravitational waves in...more
Parameswaran Ajith (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
18 February 2016, 14:30 to 15:30
Regional Science Center and Planetarium, Calicut
The recent observation of gravitational waves has opened up a unique astronomical window to the Universe. Gravitational-wave observations will complement, corroborate and perhaps challenge our understanding of the Universe gained from other windows of astronomy. This lecture will discuss the recent...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
03 February 2016, 11:00 to 12:00
Sacred Heart College, Chalakudi, Kerala
Newtonian mechanics and Gravitation were very successful theories for more than two centuries until the creation by Einstein of Special Relativity in 1905 and General Relativity in 1915. The lecture highlights the physical basis underlying these remarkable developments and the new insights they...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
02 February 2016, 14:00 to 15:00
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
Predicted by Einstein almost a century before, Gravitational waves (GW) have eluded direct detection till now. The first detection of gravitational waves by detectors like Advanced LIGO and Virgo seems imminent. When detections become routine, inaugurating GW astronomy requires extension of the...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
02 February 2016, 11:00 to 12:00
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
2015 is the centenary year of the creation of General Relativity, Einstein's relativistic theory of gravitation. General Relativity is not only the epitome of mathematical elegance and conceptual insight, but more importantly observational success leading on to discoveries unravelling the universe...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
01 February 2016, 15:00 to 16:00
Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, Kerala
Predicted by Einstein almost a century before, Gravitational waves (GW) have eluded direct detection till now. The first detection of gravitational waves by detectors like Advanced LIGO and Virgo seems imminent. When detections become routine, inaugurating GW astronomy requires extension of the...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
01 February 2016, 12:00 to 13:00
Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin
2015 is the centenary year of the creation of General Relativity, Einstein's relativistic theory of gravitation. General Relativity is not only the epitome of mathematical elegance and conceptual insight, but more importantly observational success leading on to discoveries unravelling the universe...more

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