‘The beauty of quasicrystals continues to attract me’

A renowned metallurgist on his relationship with geometry, Japan, and more   My work has involved studying the geometries of materials such as crystals, glasses, twin boundaries, grain boundaries, and quasicrystals. Quasicrystals open new windows into the architecture of solids. Their beauty continues to attract me and I have worked on them for close to […]

Memories of a Bangalore Quartet

Malgudi, RK Narayan’s idyllic setting for his stories, may have been inspired by the Mysore of a bygone era, but its name is a felicitous blend of two of Bangalore’s oldest suburbs – Malleswaram and Basavangudi. Even in the 1970s, when I first arrived in the city, these areas retained an old-worldly charm. Few could […]