The observations of binary black hole and binary neutron star mergers by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors have already revolutionized the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. India too has an established and thriving community of researchers working in the field of gravitational-wave physics, and with LIGO-India scheduled to come online in a few years’ time, it is very important for young researchers to sta...

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Alessandra Buonanno is a theoretical physicist working in the field of gravitational waves. She is at present a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, Germany. On a recent visit to ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru to participate in the Future of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy program he...

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Dr. Jayant Narlikar is an Astrophysicist and the Founder-Director of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune, India. A strong advocate of science outreach programs, he has authored many books on science for children, in both English and in his mother-tongue Marathi. On a recent visit to ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru, Dr. Narlikar spoke to us on the evolution of science culture in Indian society...

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What are complex systems? Look around, and you will find them everywhere; in the city’s traffic, stock and finance markets, the nature around us and even our relationships at home and work!

Complex systems are those systems that are composed of many interacting sub-systems, having non-linear heterogenous constituents and inter-dependent relationships. They are termed complex as they have very i...

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"If we neglect nurturing path-breaking ideas in basic sciences, we will not be able to radically innovate in the future"

-Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar, Centre Director ICTS.
 

An alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, Prof.  Rajesh Gopakumar, Centre...

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Does the name Maryam Mirzakhani sound familiar to you? A mathematician from Iran, Mirzakhani was awarded th...

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Does the name Maryam Mirzakhani sound familiar to you? A mathematician from Iran, Mirzakhani was awarded th...

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On Monday next week, ICTS will be hosting the second Summer School for Women in Mathematics and Statistics- a two week long workshop at its Hesarghatta campus. The first edition of the school was held in May 2018 for women students who were in the first year of their undergraduate program with mathemat...

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In his famous The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman says, "If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts—physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on—remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure: drink it and forget it all!" In a beautiful and poetic manner...

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