1. Seminar Series on Indian scientists: 1st edition on October 5, 2019
We are glad to announce the first edition of what we hope will be a biannual event: a seminar series on Indian scientists.
In the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, there was a great renaissance of modern scientific thinking in India. The father figures of modern Indian Science from this era contributed significantly to contemporary scientific advances. At the same time, they motivated and led the national movement to create scientific institutions in India. This Seminar Series on Indian Scientists aims to honour the contributions of these often half-forgotten pioneers.
Each seminar in the series will be of one day, with a mix of speakers from outside and within IITGn. In this first edition, on Saturday 5th October, we will have four lectures on the lives and works of Satyendranath Bose, Meghnad Saha, G.N. Ramachandran, and Prafulla Chandra Roy. The programme’s schedule and abstracts can be downloaded here
Students & Faculty members from all institutions are invited. For non-IIT Gandhinagar participants, registration is free but mandatory; to register, please fill this Google form
2. Sabarmati Young Researchers Seminar: 8th & 9th August 2019: Anomaly and Index Theorem by Dr. Arnab Rudra, ICTP, Italy
Title: Anomaly and Index Theorem.
Speaker: Dr. Arnab Rudra, ICTP, Italy.
Lecture 1: 8th August, Block 6/203, 4 - 5:15 PM
Lecture 2: 9th August, Block 6/203. 4 - 5:15 PM
Abstract: Quantum violation of a classical symmetry is known as an anomaly. We discuss when and how an anomaly appears in the quantum theory. The presence of anomaly is related to the presence of zero energy states and Index theorems count the number of such zero energy states. We will present an introduction to the index theorem in general. In the end, we will discuss the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer (APS) Index theorem and we will present a physicist's derivation of the same.
Brief Bio of the Speaker:
Dr. Arnab Rudra completed his Part III, Mathematical Tripos and Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. After finishing his first Postdoc at University of California, Davis, USA, he is currently working as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. His research interests are String theory, Quantum Field theory, and Mathematical Physics.