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... Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
"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... Continue Reading
A two and a half week long workshop titled 'The Myriad Colorful Ways of Understanding QCD Matter' was recently held at ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru. Organized by Dr. Ayan Mukhopadhyay (Indian Institute of Technology-Madras), Dr. Sayantan Sharma and Dr. Ravindran V. (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai), the workshop was held between April 1-17, 2019 and was aimed at PhD students and early career scientists.... Continue Reading
Does the name Maryam Mirzakhani sound familiar to you? A mathematician from Iran, Mirzakhani was awarded th...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading