‘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 […]

A Mathematician’s Bond with IISc

Eric Lord, a British-born mathematician, was a visiting scientist at IISc for over two decades. He first came to the Institute in 1972, and later returned to Bangalore, the city he loved, for good. A man of varied interests, Eric has written books about general relativity, mathematics, crystallography, and paranormal phenomena. He has also illustrated […]