Programme Schedule

2nd November 2018 (Friday)

0900 - 0930
Session 1A: Inauguration & Presidential Address

0930 - 1100
Ram Ramaswamy
JNU, New Delhi
The Uses Of Chance
1100 - 1115
Venue: Swatantrata Bhawan
Group Photograph
Session 1B: Inaugural Lectures by Fellows
Chairperson: Dhananjai Pandey, BHU, Varanasi

1200 -1220
Sanjay Kumar
BHU, Varanasi
DNA inspired physics
1225 - 1245
S M Yusuf
BARC, Mumbai
Low-dimensional spin systems and quantum magnetism
1250 - 1400
Lunch Break
Session 1C: Inaugural Lectures by Associates
Chairperson: V C Thakur, Dehradun
1400 - 1420
Swati Tripathi
BSIP, Lucknow
Multiproxy studies on dung of endangered Sangai (Rucervus eldii eldii ) and Hog deer (Axis porcinus) from Manipur, India: Implications to paleoherbivory and paleoecology
1425 - 1445
Debanjan Bhowmik
IIT Delhi, New Delhi
Hardware implementation of neural network algorithms, based on machine learning and neuroscience models, using spintronic devices as non-volatile memory elements
1450 - 1515
Tea Break
Session 1D: Symposium: Materials of Today and Tomorrow
Chairpersons: A K Ganguli, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, and Giridhar Kulkarni, CeNS, Bengaluru

1515 - 1535
A K Ganguli and Giridhar Kulkarni
1540 - 1600
K Vijayamohanan
CECRI, Karaikudi
Battery materials for electric vehicles: Today and tomorrow
1605 - 1625
A K Tyagi BARC, Mumbai
Rational design of materials with tailored functionalities
1630 - 1650
Bikramjit Basu
IISc, Bengaluru
Biomaterialomics: Data-driven accelerated pathways for next generation biomaterials
1655 - 1715
Kanishka Biswas
JNCASR, Bengaluru
Low thermal conductive chalcogenides for high performance thermoelectric energy conversion
1720 - 1730
1730 - 1745
Tea Break
Session 1E: Public Lecture and Cultural Event
Chairperson: Ram Ramaswamy, JNU, New Delhi

1745 - 1845
Geshe Ngawang Samten
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi
Public Lecture: Buddhism and science
1915 - 2015
Smt N Rajam and group
Cultural Event: Concert - Three generations on the violin
2015 - 2130

3rd November 2018 (Saturday)

Session 2A: Special Lecture
Chairperson: N Sathyamurthy, JNCASR, Bengaluru

0900 - 0940
Imran Siddiqi
CCMB, Hyderabad
GM crops in the Indian context: Looking back, looking forward
Session 2B: Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates
Chairperson: E D Jemmis, IISc, Bengaluru

0940 - 1000
Aninda J Bhattacharyya
IISc, Bengaluru
Electrochemical energy storage via batteries: Prospects and limitations
1005 - 1025
Deepa Agashe, NCBS, Bengaluru
Host–microbial associations in a changing world
1030 - 1050
Tea break
Session 2C: Symposium: Community Health - A Genomic Perspective
Chairperson: Rajiva Raman, BHU, Varanasi

1050 - 1115
Alok Bhattacharya
JNU, New Delhi
Genetics and biology of neuromuscular disorders: Unmet scientific need
1120 - 1145
D Balasubramanian
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Translational research approach: Primary congenital glaucoma - Prevalence, genetics and collaboration between scientists and clinicians for successful treatment
1150 - 1215
Bhudev C Das
Amity University, Noida
Public health genomics to innovative targeted therapeutic approaches for relapse-free survival of cancer patients
1220 - 1245
C S Yajnik
KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune
Early life origins of diabetes in Indians
1250 - 1300
1300 - 1400
Lunch break
Session 2D: Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates
Chairperson: R K Srivastava, BHU, Varanasi

1400 - 1420
Bhisma K Patel
IIT, Guwahati
Fluorescent, AIEgen and cytotoxic behaviour of annulated polcyclic heteroaromatics
1425 - 1445
S Dayananda
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Organophosphate hydrolase (OPH) exists as part of Ton complex in Sphingobium fuliginis ATCC27551 and plays a role in active transport of nutrients across energy deprived outer membrane
1450 - 1510
Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty
IIT, Kharagpur
Diffusion, growth, and elasticity in batteries - A mathematical modelling perspective
1515 - 1535
Srubabati Goswami
PRL, Ahmedabad
Discovering CP violation in the lepton sector: Challenges and possibilities
1540 - 1600
Tea Break

1600 - 1730
Venue: Senate Hall, Swatantrata Bhawan
Business Meeting of Fellows
1730 - 1800
Tea Break
Session 2E: Public Lecture
Chairperson: Ram Ramaswamy, JNU, New Delhi
1800 - 1900
Shabana Azmi
Changing faces of women in Hindi cinema
1900 - 2030

4th November 2018 (Sunday)

SESSION 3A: Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates
Chairperson: S Ananthakrishnan, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
0900 - 0920
Suvendra N Bhattacharyya
IICB, Kolkata
Importance of cellular organelles in controlling miRNA-mediated gene expression in mammalian cells
0925 - 0945
N B Ramachandra
University of Mysore, Mysuru
Impact of copy number variations in genome organization, evolution and diseases
0950 - 1010
Riddhipratim Basu
ICTS, Bengaluru
Large scale geometry of randomly growing interfaces
1015 - 1045
Tea Break
SESSION 3B: Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates
Chairperson: A K Singhvi, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
1045 - 1105
P Dastidar
IACS, Kolkata
From serendipity to designing molecular gels for drug delivery
1110 - 1130
Jayanth Vyasanakere
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Cold fermions in artificial gauge fields
1135 - 1155
Anish Ghosh
TIFR, Mumbai
An introduction to some aspects of ergodic theory
SESSION 3C: Special Lecture
Chairperson: N Viswanadham, IISc, Bengaluru
1200 - 1240
Vijay Chandru
IISc, Bengaluru
The sciences of the artificial: Promise and reality
1240 - 1400

Workshop on “Advances in Earth System Science”

Venue: Mahamana Centennial Hall, Seminar Complex, Institute of Science, BHU, Varanasi

31 October 2018

09:00 am- 10:00 am
Technical Session I

Chairperson: Profs Somnath Dasgupta and A.K. Singhvi

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Prof V.K. Gaur
CSIR-Fourth Paradigm Institue, Bangalore
First principles approaches to address fundamental problems in Planetary Sciences Research, Education and Practice
10:30 - 11:00 am
High Tea
11:00 - 11:30 am
Prof J.N. Goswami
PRL, Ahmedabad
Origin of the Solar System
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dr M.Rajeevan
Earth Science Services for Societal and Economic Benefits
Technical Session II

Chairperson: Profs A.K. Kamra & Anil K Gupta

12:00 - 12:20 pm
Dr. V.C. Thakur
Formerly of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Seismotectonics of the Himalaya: Plate boundary and wedge thrust earthquakes
12:20 - 12:40 pm
Dr. R.N.Singh
Rise of earth system science
12:40 - 01:00 pm
Dr. B.R.Arora
Formerly of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Seismotectonic and Seismogenesis of Earthquakes in the Himalaya: Constraint from Electrical Resistivity Imaging
01:00 - 01:20 pm
Prof K.S.Krishna
University of Hyderabad
Crustal architecture and Moho topography beneath the eastern Indian and Bangladesh margins - new insights on rift evolution
01:20 - 02:00 pm
Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:45 pm
Visit to the laboratories of the Department of Geology, BHU
03:00 - 05:30 pm
Editorial Board meeting of the Journal of Earth System Science at Committee room of Director’s office, Institute of Science, BHU [Only for editorial board members]
06:30 - 08:30 pm
Cruise on the River Ganges (Dinner) : All delegates and their spouses/accompanying persons are requested to be ready at their guesthouses by 5:45 pm (sharp). Vehicles will pick you up and take you to Assi ghat where the wonderful journey begins! Ganga aarti can be seen from frontal (river) side.

1st November 2018

Technical Session III

Chairperson: Drs V.C.Thakur & B.R.Arora

09.30 - 09:50 am
Prof S.K. Bhowmick
Pulsed Tectonic Patterns in Early Earth Hot Orogens: Insights from Diffusion Chronometry
09:50 - 10:10 am
Prof Saibal Gupta
Mars in India?
10:10 - 10:30 am
Prof R. Bhutani
Pondicherry University
Origin and evolution of land: Clues from radiogenic isotopes
10:30 - 10:50 am
Dr. Arkoprovo Biswas
Banaras Hindu University
Self-Potential method: In quest for subsurface mineral exploration
10:50 - 11:15 am
Tea Break
Technical Session IV

Profs M. M. Sarin & Pulak Sengupta

11:15 - 11:35 am
Prof M.M.Sarin
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Carbonaceous aerosols from biomass burning emissions in Northern India: Implications to atmospheric radiative forcing and climate
11:35 - 11;55 am
Prof S.K.Bhattacharya
Formerly of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Variation in oxygen isotope ratio of waters from Himalayan Rivers: decrease in snow/glacier melt contribution during 2002 to 2004
11:55 - 12:15 pm
Dr. A.K.Sahai
IMD, New Delhi
Challenges and Advances in Subseasonal Prediction
12;15 - 12:35 pm
Dr V.V.V.S.Sarma
Modification of coastal waters due to atmospheric deposition pollutants
12:35 - 12:55 pm
Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee
Delineating groundwater security of India
12:55- 1:15 pm
Dr. C. Gnanaseelan
IITM, Pune
Tropical Indian Ocean warming and its impact on the regional climate
1:15 - 1:35 pm
Dr. Rajib Maity
Temporal evolution of hydroclimatic teleconnection and long-lead prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall using a time varying model
01:35 - 02:15 pm
Lunch break
Technical Session V (Young Associates of IASc)

Drs R. Navalgund & P.C.Pandey

2:15 - 2:35
Dr Riddhi Singh
Estimating spatio-temporal variations of surface water availability at regional scales: challenges and opportunities
2:35 - 2:55
Dr Kedovikho Yhoshu
Nagaland University, Kohima
Lunar surface morphology and its dating
2:55 - 3:15
Dr Arvind Singh
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
High Rates of Nitrogen Fixation in the Arabian Sea
3:15- 3:35
Dr. Nabajit Hazarika
Nagaland University, Lumami
A methodological crossover for flood risk assessment
04:00 - 04:30 pm
Valedictory Function (Profs Ram Ramaswamy, President IASc; R.Bhatnagar VC, BHU Chairpersons)
04:30 pm
High Tea

1st November 2018

Forum: Expanding Frontiers in Chemical Sciences

09:00 - 09:30 AM
09:30 - 09:45 AM
Welcome and Introduction
09:45 - 10:30 AM
Prof. Paul Weiss
Plenary Talk 1
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Prof. Swagata Dasgupta
Plenary Talk 2
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Coffee and Tea Break
11:45 - 01:00 PM
Short Lectures by Invited Delegates
01:00 - 02:00 PM
Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:45 PM
Prof. Anne Milasincic Andrews
Plenary Talk 3
02:45 - 03:30 PM
Prof. Sandeep Verma
Plenary Talk 4
03:30 - 04:00 PM
Coffee and Tea Break
04:00 - 05:00 PM
Short Lectures & Panel Discussion
05:00 - 06:00 PM
Prof. C.N.R. Rao
Special Lecture

Spouses Programme

2nd & 3rd November 2018

  • Vishwanath Temple, BHU
  • Bharat Kala Bhavan, Museum, BHU
  • Ramnagar Fort
  • Sarnath

4th November 2018

  • Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh Ghat

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