Institute Lecture Series

The Institute Lecture Series was initiated in 1993 as an avenue to invite scholars who could talk to the campus community on subjects of broad interest. Around five or six such seminars are held every year. Apart from specialist researchers in their respective domains, eminent historians, policy makers, technologists, and leading thinkers have presented their ideas

 

The distinguished speakers of the past include Dr. V.K. Atre (2001), Mr. Prahlada (2002), Mr. N.R. Narayanamurthy (2002), Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan (2002), Prof. Lalji Singh (2004), and Dr. Harsh Gupta (2004). Recently, luminaries such as Prof. Herbert Hui of Cornell University (2007), Dr. R. Narasimhan (2008) of TIFR and Mr. Paul Craddock of the British Museum (2009) have spoken under the aegis of the Institute Lecture.

 

Professor Joachim Frank, The Ribosome – restless molecular machine at the center of all life, 8th November 2017

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Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Can India get to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030? What does it mean for the auto and oil industry?, 31st October 2017

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Prof. A.K. Sood , The Physics of Life: Flocking and Bacterial Heat Engine , 22th September 2017

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Mr. Biplab Ketan Paul , Bhungroo: Empowering the underprivileged , 24th August 2017

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Prof. Henry F. Schaefer, III , Density Cumulant Theory, 22nd March 2017

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Prof. Bharat Ratra , Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Einstein's Cosmological Constant, and the Accelerating Universe , 22nd March 2017

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Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Science and Scientists, 23rd December 2016

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Prof. Martin Gruebele, Dynamics of complex systems: vibrating molecules, nanostructures, glasses, proteins in the cell, and swimming fish , 12th December 2016

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Prof. Timothy J Pedley, Micro-organism swimming: individual and collective behaviour, 22th November 2016

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Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, MOM and SARA: Mars and Moon, 7th November 2016

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Professor C.N.R. Rao, Graphene Analogues, 26th June 2016

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Prof. Satish K. Tripathi , Turning Excellence into Impact , 25th June 2016.

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Dr. Thierry Poinsot, Prediction and control of combustion instabilities in gas turbines for propulsion and power generation, 13th May 2016.

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Prof. Achintya Haldar, Health Assessment of Civil Infrastructures, 7th April 2016.

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Prof. Lyndon Evans, Back to the Big Bang. The Large Hadron Collider, 4th March 2016

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Prof. Ashoke Sen, String Theory and Cosmology: Tying the Two Ends, 3rd March 2016

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Prof. Michael Schmittel, From a lab-on-a-microchip to a lab-on-a-molecule, 2nd March 2016

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Prof. Ravi Samtaney, Simulation Enabled Discoveries: Examples from MHD and Turbulence, 10th February 2016

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Dr. Samiran Mahapatra, Innovations for a Sustainable World - A Journey from Lab to Market, 9th February 2016

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Prof. Satish V. Kulkarni, Paradigm Shift for the R&D Enterprise in India:Innovation Through a Symbiotic Partnership Between Universities and National Laboratories, 15th January 2016

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Prof. Mysore A. Dayananda, Selected Phenomena in Multicomponent Diffusion, 29th December 2015

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Prof. Jagdish Narayan , Fundamental Discovery of New Phases and Direct Conversion of Carbon into Diamond and hBN into cBN and Properties, 16th December 2015

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Mr. Ananth Krishnan, Digital Forces Combine to Create Innovation at the Intersections, 15th October 2015

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Prof. Seshadri Seetharaman , Metallurgical Emissions - ticking environmental bomb or a valuable resource?, 19th March 2015

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Prof. E. C. Subbarao, Past successes and future challenges for iit kanpur, 16th March 2015.

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Prof. T.V. Ramakrishnan, Physics, 24th February 2015.

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Dr. Sumit Gulwani, Automating Repetitive Tasks for the Masses, 18th February 2015.

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Professor Herbert Gleiter, Can Nanoglasses open the Way to an Age of New Technologies, 27th January 2015.Herbert Gleiter (Nano Glasses)

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Professor Seyed E. Hasnain, Will we succeed in winning the war against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the deadly human pathogen that causes TB and takes one human life every 15-20 seconds?, 20th January 2015.

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Professor Vijay Kumar, From UAVs to Flying Robots, 3rd November 2014.

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Professor Samir K. Brahmachari, Open Innovation, Big Data and Crowd Sourcing: The Next Frontier, 18th October 2014.

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Professor M. V. S. Valiathan, Ayurveda and Modern Science, 26th September 2014.

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Dr. J. Georg Bednorz, High TC Superconductivity – after A quarter Century A technology is ready to take off, 17th June 2014

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Prof. Masahiro Yamashita, Frontier of Quantum Molecular Spintronics Based on Single-Molecule Magnets: Toward Green IT devices, 5th April 2014

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Prof. Emmanuel Dormy, The origin of the Earth's magnetic field, 1st April 2014

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Prof. M. Vidyasagar, Machine Learning Methods in Cancer Biology, 19th February 2014

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Prof. Peter G. Wolynes, Supercooled Liquids, Glasses and their Ultimate Fates, 17th February 2014

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Prof. Graham R. Fleming, Lessons from Nature on Solar Light Harvesting, 12th February 2014

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Prof. Raj Mohan Gandhi, The 1947 Partition of Punjab: Why and How it Happened, 4th February 2014

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Dr. P. Chellapandi, Challenges in the design of Fast Breeder Reactors from a mechanics perspective, 31st January 2014

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Professor Subir Sachdev, Quantum Mechanics Without Particles, 21st January, 2014

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Prof. Roderick Guthrie, The Importance of Gas Bubble sizes in Liquid Metal Processing Operations, 20th December 2013.

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Prof. Ernst Wintner, Lasers: Evolution, Applications and Future, 28th October 2013

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Prof. Charles D. Kolstad, The Economics of Climate Change, Green Growth and India, 27th August 2013.

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Prof. Ananth Dodabalapur, Chemistry, Polymer and Printable Transistors: Recent Advances, 14th March 2013

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Dr. Manvendra K. Dubey, Chemistry, Carbon and Climate Science to Meet the 21st Century Energy Challenge, 12nd February 2013.

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Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Nuclear Fission Energy, a Sustainable and Environmental friendly option for electricity - Challenges, 1st February 2013.

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Prof. J. N. Reddy, Numerical Simulations of Problems in Science and Engineering Using the Finite Element Method, 2nd January 2013.

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Prof. Marek Behr, Physiological Modeling in Computational Hemodynamics, 5th November 2012.

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Dr. Ajay Mathur, Energy in India: Strategies for the Future, 3rd October 2012.

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Prem Kumar, Ultrafast Processing of Photonic Entanglement: Technologies and Potential Applications, 14th September 2012

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Rohini Godbole, Significance of the discovery of a Higgs boson at CERN, 10th September 2012.

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Mrinal K. Sen, Subsurface Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities, 9th April, 2012.

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Jagadish Shukla, Global Warming: Science, Politics, Ethics and Policy, 14th February 2012.

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Ian Angell, Science's First Mistake: Delusions in pursuit of Theory, 4th January, 2012.

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Dr. A. Pouquet, Waves and turbulence in rotating flows, 5th December,2011.

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Dr. Mahan Maharaj, What is hyperbolic geometry?, 14th November, 2011.

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Mr. Prabuddha Ganguli, Pole-vaulting innovations across Academic Walls, 31st October 2011

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Prof. Richard J. Saykally, Water Music: The Latest Word on the Most Important Substance in the Universe, 18th April, 2011

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Dr. Yogendra Joshi, Thermal Management of Microsystems from Chips to Data Centers, 24th March, 2011

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Dr. V. Ramaswamy, The Earth's Changing Climate System: Past to Future, 17th March, 2011

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Dr. Rajeev Sharangpani, Ergonomics: Sense and Science of Human movement, 11th March, 2011

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Dr. Koji Okumura, Geology of Earthquakes: The wisdom to prepare for the rarest and the most devastating hazards, 25th February, 2011

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Dr.Sanjay Bihari, Neurosurgery: An inspiring arena for engineering innovation, 23rd February, 2011

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Institute Lecture 2010

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Institute Lecture 2009

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Institute Lecture 2008

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Institute Lecture 2007

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Institute Lecture 2006

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Institute Lecture 2005

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