Maths Department Hosts Annual Conference of Indian Women in Mathematics

“It’s not that women are not ready for science – society is not ready for women, but projects this onto them,” said renowned mathematician Sujatha Ramdorai at a recent panel discussion at IISc titled ‘Women in Mathematics: Perspectives from Science and Mathematics’. The panel was organised as part of the three-day annual conference of the […]

Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt and the Expansion of the Universe

When Schmidt found proof of accelerated expansion in the 1990s, he thought he had made a mistake Until recently, astrophysicists believed that gravity would slow down the expansion of the cosmos. This belief stemmed from the Newtonian understanding of gravity as a force of attraction: the falling apple and planets staying in orbit are standard […]

Students Shake a Leg, Using Folk Dance to Communicate Science

On 8 April 2017, undergraduate (UG) students from IISc performed Indian folk dances that communicated complex scientific ideas. The performances, which brought together the arts and sciences, were part of their humanities course Mapping India through the Folk Arts. The Saturday morning spectacle comprised six different dances, each of which was performed by a group […]

Venkat Srinivasan

APC Lecture Series: Thirteen Ways of Seeing

Venkat Srinivasan, an archivist from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), gave a talk as part of the APC Lecture series titled Thirteen Ways of Seeing, on 19 April 2017. Srinivasan presented a template to bring together historians, journalists, scientists, and the general public to build […]

Book Launched on the Life and Times of IISc’s First Director

The autobiography of IISc’s first Director Morris W Travers, published by IIScPress, was released by historian Ramachandra Guha and IISc’s former Director P Balaram The autobiography of IISc’s first Director Morris W Travers, published by IIScPress, was released on 20 February 2017 by historian Ramachandra Guha and IISc’s former Director P Balaram. The current Director, […]

TV Venkateswaran

APC Lecture Series: The Art of Science Communication

On 4 April 2017, the Archives and Publications Cell (APC) at IISc launched its lecture series which aims to bring experts in communication, history, archiving, policy, and publishing to the Institute. The first talk in this series was given by TV Venkataswaran, a science communicator from Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology. In his […]