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
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
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
15 November 2015, 12:00 to 13:00
Utkal University Auditorium
Gravitational waves (GW) were predicted by Einstein a hundred years ago. Observations of systems like the binary pulsar are evidence for their existence. However, the GW have eluded direct detection till now. LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory )-India will play a key role in...more
Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences)
14 November 2015, 16:00 to 17:00
Utkal University Auditorium
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
Bruce Allen (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)
06 November 2015, 16:00 to 17:00
Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Einstein's "general theory of relativity", the modern description of gravity, is his greatest legacy. It predicts the bending of light as it passes by the sun, and the collapse of stars into black holes. Another dramatic predictions is that rapidly accelerating massive objects produce ‘waves of...more