Colloquium@IITGn: Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan: Avatars of Gravity
Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan from IUCAA, Pune will be visiting IIT Gandhinagar. He will present a colloquium on 27th Feb. 2020 at Block 1/103, 5 PM. The title of the seminar is: "Avatars of Gravity"
Prof Thanu Padmanabhan
is an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist known for his seminal contribution in the field of gravitational physics and cosmology. His research work spans a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Gravity. He has made several contributions related to the analysis and modeling of dark energy in the universe and the interpretation of gravity as an emergent phenomenon.
Padmanabhan has received several national and international awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1996), Infosys Science Foundation Prize for Physical Sciences (2009), TWAS Prize in Physics (2011), and Padma Shri in 2007.
Padmanabhan has authored several advanced level textbooks which are used worldwide as standard references. In addition, he has also authored several popular-level science books. His articles for science students in the journal Resonance on various aspects of fundamental physics considered to be a classic in science education in India.