PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  String Theory, Quantum Gravity, Statistical Mechanics
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Academic Profile and Research Interests:

Spenta R. Wadia is the Infosys Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Founding Director and Professor Emeritus at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore. Previously he was Distinguished Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. He is an alumnus of St Xavier’s College Mumbai, IIT-Kanpur, the City University of New York and the University of Chicago. He was a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, USA during 1990-1992; Centre European Recherché Nuclear (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland during 1996-1997 and 2003-2004.
His main research interests are in elementary particle physics, string theory and quantum gravity. His other scientific interests are in complex systems including cross-disciplinary biology. His awards and distinctions include the Steven Weinberg Prize of ICTP, Trieste, Italy 1995; The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Physics Prize, 2004; Distinguished Alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; J.C. Bose National Fellow of the Government of India, 2006-2016. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, the Indian National Science Academy, Delhi, the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy.


Popular Talks

  • Space-time and Gravity: From Newton to Hawking and Beyond  | ICTS Einstein Lecture |  Assam University, Silchar  | 08 October 2018 | PDF
  • Curiosity Driven Research, India Philanthropy Initiative Meeting | ICTS-TIFR | 18 August 2018 | PDF
  • Introducing the ICTS Kosambi Lectures and D. D. Kosambi | ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru | 24 May 2018 | PDF | Video
  • Banquet speech on the occasion of ICTS at Ten: The Road ICTS Travelled | ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru | 5 January 2018 | PDF | Video
  • The End of Space-time and BeyondICTS Einstein Lecture at Christ University, Bengaluru | 2 December 2016 | PDF | Video
  • 100 Years of General Relativity: Albert Einstein's Revolution in Physics | Public Lecture at Ruia College, Mumbai | 30 November 2015 | PDF | Video
  • String Theory and the Hidden Structure of Space-time | TEDx talk at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai | 8 February 2015 | PDF | Video
  • The End of Space‐Time and Beyond | Foundation Day, IIT Bombay | 10 March 2014 | PDF
  • Higgs Discovery and Particle Physics | LVPEI Hyderabad | 31 August 2012 | PDF
  • Development of Research in India: Broad Framework | Planning Commission - British Council, Pune | 24 February 2012 | PDF
  • The Maldacena Duality Conjecture and Applications | Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Lecture, IIT Kanpur | 30 January 2010 | PDF
  • Colloquium on 'Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking' (Nambu Nobel Prize) | PPT


Popular Articles



The Large N expansion in quantum field theory and statistical physics [electronic resource] : from spin systems to 2-dimensional gravity Proceedings of the international colloquium on modern quantum field theory II Quest for Symmetry, A: Selected Works of Bunji Sakita (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics) Strings 2001 The Legacy of Albert Einstein The Vision and the Visionary



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