Institute Colloquium


  1. Tue, Nov 19, 2013: 'The Language of a living Cell:Cyclic Nucleotides and Beyond', Prof. Sandya Visveshwaraiah, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development & Genetics (Biological Sciences)


  1. Tue, Oct 29, 2013: 'Transition to Turbulence', Prof. V Kumaran, Department of Chemical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  2. Tue, Sep 24, 2013: 'Vistas in Elementary Particle Physics', Prof. B. Ananthanarayan, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)

  3. Wed, April 3, 2013: 'Towards Fiber Speeds in Wireless Communications', Prof. A. Chockalingam, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)

  4. Wed, Feb 27, 2013: 'Light and Life : from Physics to Medicine', Prof. S. Umapathy, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)

  5. Fri, Jan 18, 2013: 'On Engineering Safe structures ', Prof. C S Manohar, Department of Civil Engineering(Earth & Environmental Sciences)

  6. Fri, Nov 9, 2012: 'Protein folding, stability and vaccine design', Prof. Raghavan Varadarajan, Molecular Biophysics Unit, (Biological Sciences)

  7. Tue, 30th Oct 2012: 'Fracture in Brittle Systems', Prof. Vikram Jayram, Department of Materials Engineering, (Mechanical Sciences)

  8. Fri, 21st Sep 2012: 'Are You Connected? Detecting Connectivity Patterns in Networks ', Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Department of Mathematics, (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)

  9. Tue, 10th April 2012: 'Wireless Communication with Multiple Antennas', Prof. B. Sundar Rajan, Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)

  10. Tue, 28th Feb 2012: 'Matter out of equilibrium: Swimming, Shaken, Stuck', Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Centre for Condensed Matter Theory, Department of Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)

  11. Tue, 14th Feb 2012: 'Random walks in Polymer Science', Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)

  12. Fri, 27th Jan 2012: 'Convective Cloud - Beauty and Beast in the Sky', Prof. G. S. Bhat, Chairperson, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  13. Wed, 9th Nov 2011: 'Ecology through an Elephant's eyes', Prof. R Sukumar, Chairperson, Centre for Ecological Sciences (Biological Sciences)

  14. Tue, 11th Oct 2011: 'Fracture Behaviour of Bulk Metallic Glasses', Prof. Narasimhan Ramarathnam, Chairperson, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  15. Mon, 22nd Aug 2011: 'Design of Synthetic Transporters of DNA', Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, Department of Organic Chemistry (Chemical Sciences )

  16. Thu, 16th June 2011: 'Bits of the central dogma of molecular biology that bit us', Prof. Umesh Varshney, Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology (Biological Sciences )

  17. Fri, 15th Apr 2011: 'Differentiation', Prof. Gadadhar Misra, Department of Mathematics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences )

  18. Mon, 24th Jan 2011: 'The Role of Interfaces in the Strength and Ductility of Nanocrystalline Materials', Prof. Atul H. Chokshi, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  19. Fri, 19th Nov 2010: 'High power AC motor drives: Status review and work at IISc', Prof. V.T. Ranganathan, Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrical Sciences)

  20. Thu, 14th Oct 2010: 'Hydrologic imapacts of climate change', Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, Department of Civil Engineering (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  21. Mon, 3rd May 2010: 'Tracing the dark matter haloes of Galaxies', Prof. Chanda J. Jog, Department of Physics (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)

  22. Tue, 27th April 2010: 'Large is smaller than small', Prof. B.K. Raghu Prasad, Department of Civil Engineering (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  23. Mon, 29th March 2010: 'Clustering Large Datasets', Prof. M. Narasimha Murty, Department of Computer Science & Automation (Electrical Sciences)

  24. Mon, 8th Feb 2010: 'Selfish Restriction Enzymes versus caring DNA repair enzymes' , Prof. D. Narasimha Rao, Department of Biochemistry(& Chairman, Division of Biological Sciences) (Biological Sciences)

  25. Fri, 16th Oct 2009: 'Building better Batteries', Prof. A. K. Shukla, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (Chemical Sciences)

  26. Wed, 30th Sep 2009: 'Overview of Hypersonic and Shock Wave Research in High Enthalpy Aerodynamics Laboratory' , Prof. K.P.J. Reddy, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  27. Tue, 24th Mar 2009: 'Physics in low dimensions: quantum wires, spin chains and fractional quantum numbers' , Prof. Diptiman Sen, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)

  28. Thu, 12th Feb 2009: 'Fracture: A hard nut to crack' , Prof. K.R.Y. Simha, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  29. Tue, 27th Jan 2009: 'Mechanistic and functional insights into various Cellular DNS transactions' , Prof. V. Nagaraja, Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology (Biological Sciences)

  30. Wed, 5th Nov 2008: 'Host-Guest Chemistry in layered solids', Prof. S. Vasudevan, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)

  31. Tue, 7th Oct 2008: 'Low-correlation sequences for CDMA', Prof. P. Vijay Kumar, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)

  32. Wed, 30th April 2008: 'Game Theoretic Problems in Electronic Commerce and Mechanism Design Solutions', Prof. Y. Narahari, Department of Computer Science (Electrical Sciences)

  33. Fri, 29th Feb 2008: 'Metal matrix micro and nano composites', Prof. M.K. Surappa, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)

  34. Fri, 11th Jan 2008: Cardiac Arrhythmias: What can we learn from numerical simulations? Prof. Rahul Pandit, Department of Physics (Mathematical and Physical Sciences)