Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA)

24 September 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

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Public Lectures

Past Lectures

Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA)

24 September 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

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Peter Sarnak (Princeton University and IAS, Princeton)

25 May 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

One of Ramanujan's most influential conjectures concerns the magnitude of the Fourier Coefficients of a modular form. These were made on the basis of his calculations as well as a far-reaching insight as to their usefulness in the study of some diophantine problems. Today his original Conjecture is...more

Peter Sarnak (Princeton University and IAS, Princeton)

18 May 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai

One of Ramanujan's most influential conjectures concerns the magnitude of the Fourier Coefficients of a modular form. These were made on the basis of his calculations as well as a far-reaching insight as to their usefulness in the study of some diophantine problems. Today his original Conjecture is...more

Etienne Ghys (Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon, France)

13 April 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai

Some interesting questions about surfaces have been studied mathematically for centuries. For example, in 1772 Euler characterised the surfaces that can be covered with paper, allowing bending but not stretching, cutting or wrinkling. For cloth in place of paper, it would be a different question,...more

Terence Tao (Department of Mathematics, UCLA)

23 February 2012, 16:00 to 17:00

AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai

"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers" - Paul Erdos The prime numbers are a fascinating blend of both structure (for instance, almost all primes are odd) and randomness. It is widely believed that beyond the "obvious" structures in the...more

Benedict Gross (George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University)

06 January 2012, 17:15 to 18:15

AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai

I will discuss a problem which has been central in number theory for several centuries – whether a cubic equation in the plane has infinitely many rational solutions.This led to a precise conjecture by Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer in the 1960s, and to some partial progress in the 1980s. More recently...more

Kip S. Thorne (Caltech), J. Richard Bond (Caltech), P. James Peebles (Princeton University) and John Ellis (CERN)

13 December 2011, 14:00 to 15:00

Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? In the language of physics, these become: What is the structure of matter? How did the Universe evolve? How will it evolve in the future? John Wheeler's famous mantra, IT from BIT, envisaged the Universe as an information structure of BITs...more

Istvan Hargittai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics & Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

26 September 2011, 16:00 to 17:00

AG66, TIFR, Mumbai

Historical circumstances brought together an extraordinary group of scientists during the first half of the twentieth century that included the aerodynamicist Theodore von Kármán, the physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene P. Wigner, and Edward Teller, and the mathematician John von Neumann. These Jewish-...more

Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

04 July 2011, 18:00 to 19:00

J N Tata Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore

Length measurements are as old as humanity itself. Together with time and mass measurements, they have had a profound influence on all aspects of our lives, including trade, science and industrial developments. The presentation gives a survey of the development of these units, starting with an...more

William D. Phillips (National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD, USA)

23 January 2010, 17:30 to 18:30

Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

At the beginning of the 20th century Einstein changed the way we thinkabout Nature. At the beginning of the 21st century Einstein'sthinking is shaping one of the key scientific and technologicalwonders of contemporary life: atomic clocks, the best timekeepersever made. Such super-accurate clocks...more