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Motile bacteria. Flocking of birds. Schooling of fish. Formation of clouds. Milk mixed into tea. What do all these have in common?

A team of researchers led by Siddhartha Mukherjee here at ICTS tried to find the answer. Their paper, published in...

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Professor Sujatha Ramdorai is a mathematician renowned for her contributions to the Iwasawa theory. She has won several awards, notably the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2004, the ICTP Ramanujan Prize in 2006, the Krieger-Nelson Prize in 2020, and the Padma Shri in 2023. She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in th...

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The Inaugural Meeting of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics held at ICTS and online from the 24th to 28th of April, 2023. The meeting brought together women working in various fields of mathematics and provided them with a platform to share their difficul...

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Since 2015, astronomers have opened up a new way of studying the universe: listening to it with the help of gravitational waves. Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicted these waves as distortions in spacetime. Massive objects like neutron stars and black holes create these distortions, which travel across the universe. ...

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Dr. Jochen Rink, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany, uses interdisciplinary research to study the evolution of regeneration in planarians. On his visit to ICTS as a speaker at the ICTP-ICTS Winter School in Quantitative Biology, he spoke to Ipsita Herlekar about his work and explained why planarians make such interesting model organisms. 

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Dr. Antonio Celani is a Research Scientist at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. His research topics are at the interface of Fluid Dynamics, Biology and Artificial Intelligence. On his visit to ICTS, he spoke to Ipsita Herlekar about his work and the evolution of the ICTP-ICTS Winter School, of which he is an organizer.

 

Q: You are a trained physicist ...

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The fourth edition of the Bangalore School on Population Genetics and Evolution was held at ICTS between 27 January and 07 February 2020. The program was initiated by Prof. Kavita Jain (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru) in 2014 along with Dr. Deepa Agashe (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru), to build a new and young guild of exceptionally skilled scientists. “In India...

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Mansi Kasliwal, an astrophysicist and an Assistant Professor at Caltech, USA, briefly visited ICTS in Dec 2019 to present her research. In the short time she spent on our campus (and the long drive to Bengaluru airport), we caught up with her on her work, her journey towards becoming an astrophysicist and how she manages to juggle her personal and professional life.  Read below the excerpts from the interview.

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How does a three-dimensional shape of an organism emerge from a nearly spherical shaped zygote? This is one of the fundamental questions that has puzzled development biologists for a long time. A recent study titled ‘Self-organized shape dynamics of active surfaces’ by  Mietke  et al.  published in the journal PNAS, gives us new insights on the topic.

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The ICTP-ICTS Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology is an annual program, jointly organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, India, and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Each year, the school focuses on a specific area of quantitative systems biology, while the venue for the school alternates between Bengaluru and Trieste. The aim of these schools is​ ​to...

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