Exploring the Vast New Frontier of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy
Prof. Frederick Raab, LIGO Hanford Observatory, USA
Date : 19th December 2017 (Tuesday)        Time : 3:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 280)

Clever Ways of Communicating Science, To Win The Trust Of The Public
Mr. Pallava Bagla, Science Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV); Correspondent, Science magazine; and Photographer, Getty Images.        
Date : 28th November 2017 (Tuesday)         Time : 3:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 279)

Orbital angular momentum of light and applications in quantum communication
Prof. R.P. Singh, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Date : 28th September 2017 (Thursday)       Time : 3:30 PM         Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 278)

What is the turbulence problem?
Prof. Mahendra K. Verma, Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.        
Date : 18th September 2017 (Monday)     Time : 3:30 PM         Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 277)

Full Potential Multiple Scattering Theory with space-filling scattering sites for X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Prof. Keisuke Hatada, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Toyama, Japan            
Date : 28th August 2017 (Monday)        Time : 3:30 PM           Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 276)

Mimicking Astrophysical Turbulence on a Tabletop
Prof. G. Ravindra Kumar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Prof. Amita Das, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Date : 25th July 2017 (Tuesday)          Time : 3:30 PM          Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 275)

Quantum tunnelling: From solar fusion and life to nanotechnology
Prof. B. N. Dev, Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Date : 24th July 2017 (Monday)          Time : 3:30 PM          Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 274)

Evolution and Instability of Bondi Accretion
Prof. Arnab Kumar Ray, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communucation Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Date : 4th July 2017 (Tuesday)          Time : 3:30 PM           Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 273)


Computational Modeling of Microplasma-Wave Interactions for Plasma-Based Reconfigurable Metamaterial and Photonic Crystal Applications
Prof. Laxminarayan Raja, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Date : 21st June 2017 (Wednesday)        Time : 3:30 PM           Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 272)

Gravitinos, Reheating and the Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry of the Universe
Prof. Raghavan Rangarajan, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Date : 4th May 2017 (Thursday)        Time : 3:30 PM                   Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 271)

Dissemination of research results: Can we fight being plagiarised?
Prof. Praveen Chaddah, Ex-Director of the UGC-DAE Consortium                
Date: 3rd April 2017 (Monday)                       Time : 3:30 PM               Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 270)

Creation of General relativity: Einstein and Hilbert
Prof. Avinash Khare, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi
Date: 24th March 2017 (Friday)                      Time : 3:00 PM             Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR      

(Colloquium 269)

A Nearly Incompressible Description of Low-Frequency Turbulence
Prof. G.P. Zank, Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and Director, Centre for Space Physics and Aeronomic Research, University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA.
Date : 7th February 2017 (Tuesday)                Time : 3:00 PM             Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 268)

Ion Acoustic rouge waves in multicomponent plasma
Prof. H. Bailung, Professor and Head, Physical Sciences Division, IASST, Guwahati
Date : 3rd February 2017 (Thursday)                Time : 2:00 PM             Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 267)

Down-To-Earth String Theory
Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences-TIFR, Bangalore
Date : 29th November 2016 (Tuesday)              Time : 3:30 PM             Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 266)

Exploring the heart of the matter: the hottest and most fluid, liquid in nature at extreme temperature/energy density
Dr. Vinod Chandra, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Date : 9th November 2016 (Wednesday)    Time : 11:00 AM            Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 265)

Science Education: An Art or a Science?
Prof. Vijay A. Singh, Raja Ramanna Fellow, Mumbai University, Mumbai
Date : 21st October 2016 (Friday)     Time : 3:30 PM            Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 264)


The Golden Ratio, the Centre of Mass and Aesthetics
Prof. Vijay A. Singh, Raja Ramanna Fellow, Mumbai University, Mumbai
Date : 18th October 2016 (Tuesday)     Time : 3:30 PM            Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 263)


Role of neutral gas in Scrape-off Layer of tokamak plasmas in the presence of finite electron temperature gradient
Dr. Nirmal Kumar Bisai, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Date : 7th September 2016 (Wednesday)          Time : 3:30 PM       Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 262)

Scaling Law for Turbulence in Stratified Fluids: Kolmogorov or Bolgiano?
Prof.  Jayanta Bhattacharjee, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India.
Date : 29th August 2016 (Monday)          Time : 3:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 261)

The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX) as a platform for basic and applied plasma physics research
Prof. Edward Thomas Jr., Physics Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Date : 22nd June 2016 (Wednesday)        Time : 3:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 260)


Fluid patterns in thermal convection with rotation
Prof. Krishna Kumar, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal
Date : 12th May 2016 (Thursday)        Time : 3:30 PM            Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 259)

Design and Optimization of Metal Hydride Vessels for Hydrogen/Tritium Storage and Transportation via experiments and numerical modeling
Dr. Purushothama Chippar, Mechanical Engineering Department, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Date : 31st March 2016 (Thursday)     Time : 3:30 PM      Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 258)

Simulation of non-equilibrium and equilibrium plasma discharges for industrial application
Dr. Shankar Mahadevan, Esgee Technologies Inc., Texas, U.S.
Date: 24th November 2015 (Tuesday)     Time     :     3:30 PM      Venue   :     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 257)

Fermi acceleration in billiards with holes
Dr. Kushal Shah, Electrical Engineering Dept, IIT Delhi
Date: 20th October 2015  (Tuesday)     Time     :     3:30 PM   Venue   :     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 256)

Control Over Data Networks-Issues, Challenges, Tools and Techniques
Prof. Amitava Gupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Date: 9th October 2015 (Friday)                    Time     :     3:30 PM  Venue   :     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 255)

Econophysics of Income & Wealth Inequalities
Prof. Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Senior Professor, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata,
Date: 1st October 2015 (Thursday)                     Time:     3:30 PM           Venue:  Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 254)

The Unbelievable Pursuit of the Unimaginable
Prof. Kajari Mazumdar, Department of High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Date: 15th September 2015 (Tuesday)                Time:     3:30 PM            Venue:     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 253)

Field emission/ ion microscopy: Principle and applications
Prof. R.B. Sharma, Scientist, DRDO, Delhi & Adjunct Faculty, DIAT, Pune
Date: 20th August 2015 (Thursday)    Time     :     3:30 PM                    Venue :     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 252)

Chasing Fast Dynamos in the Plasma Lab and Other Pursuits
Prof. Cary B Forest, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Date: 1st June 2015 (Monday)      Time     :     3:30 PM   Venue   :     Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 251)

Tokamak Physics: Brief Overview and A Perspective
Prof. P. K. Kaw, DST Year of Science Professor at Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Date     :     7th May 2015 (Thursday)      Time     :     3:30 PM  Venue   :    Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 250)

Estimating India’s Future Needs of Electricity
Prof. S. P. Sukhatme, Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay
Date    : 22nd April 2015 (Wednesday)        Time    : 11:15 AM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 249)

Mechanical Properties of Material at Extended Irradiation for Next Generation Nuclear Reactors
Prof. B. K. Dutta, BARC/HBNI
Date    : 26th February 2015 (Thursday)        Time    : 03:30 PM        Venue : Seminar hall, IPR  

(Colloquium 248)

Laser Plasma Physics with GEKKO XII-LFEX at Osaka University
Prof. Kunioki Mima, Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries and Institute of Fusion Nuclear, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Date :         24th February 2015 (Tuesday)       Time :         03.30 PM         Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 247)

The Quantum and the Continuum: Einstein’s Dichotomous Legacies
Prof. Parthasarathi Majumdar, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur
Date :         18th February 2015 (Wednesday)       Time :         03.30 PM         Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 246)

Discovery of Quark Gluon Plasma
Dr. D. K. Srivastava,  Distinguished Scientist & Director, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
Date :         13th January 2015 (Tuesday)       Time :         03.30 PM         Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 245)

The Art and Science of Computational Plasma Physics
Prof. A. Thyagaraja, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Bristol University
Date :         12th January 2015  (Monday)       Time :         03.30 PM         Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 244)

Current Low-Temperature Plasma Related Research Activities at Aerothermal & Plasma Physics Laboratory
Dr. Jong-Shinn Wu, Aerothermal & Plasma Physics Laboratory, Advanced Rocket Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
Date :         1st December 2014 (Monday)       Time :         03.30 PM         Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR


(Colloquium 243)

Plasma Transport and Turbulence: Some Basic Principles
Prof. A Thyagaraja, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Bristol University
Date :         28th November 2014 (Friday)      Time :         03.30 PM   Venue :         Seminar Hall, IPR

(Colloquium 242)

Hundred years of Fundamental Physics and a Crisis
Dr. G. Rajasekaran, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, C I T Campus, Chennai
Date    : 24th November 2014 (Monday)  Time : 03.30 PM      Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR          

(Colloquium 241)

Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: A New  Window to the Universe” on 10th November 2014
Prof. Parameswaran Ajith, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Date: 10th November 2014 (Monday)     Time : 03.30 PM      Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR      

(Colloquium 240)

Time-analyticity of Lagrangian particle trajectories in ideal fluid flow governed by the Euler equations: historical and modern perspectives
Prof. Uriel Frisch, University of Nice, France
Date: 31st October 2014 (Friday)        Time : 4.00 PM        Venue : Board Room, New Building, IPR


(Colloquium 239)

Chimera freed from the constraints
Dr. Gautam C Sethia, Nonlinear Physics Division, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Date: 25th September 2014 (Thursday)        Time    : 11:30 AM        Venue  : Seminar hall, IPR    

(Colloquium 238)

R&D for Fast Reactor Programme
Dr. P.R.Vasudeva Rao, Distinguished Scientist & Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Date : 19th September 2014 (Friday)        Time :         03:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR      

(Colloquium 237)

Coupling  chemo-mechanical oscillators
Prof. P. Punit, Physics Department, IIT Bombay, Powai
Date : 9th September 2014 (Tuesday)        Time :         03:30 PM        Venue : Seminar Hall, IPR    

(Colloquium 236)