Kaapi with Kuriosity is a monthly public lecture series organised by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and other educational institutions in Bengaluru.

The aim of the talks in this series is to stimulate the curiosity of the public towards the myriad aspects of science. The setting for these talks will be informal with a lot of scope for open discussions. The scientific background assumed will not be beyond the school level. As such, they are easily accessible to school/college students, families and working professionals interested in science.

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Past Talks
C S Aravinda (TIFR - Center for Applicable Mathematics, Bengaluru)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, 19 February 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru
Regularly repeating patterns are commonplace around us, on tile-laid pavements, on tapestry designs, on window grills, on rangolis and so on. Exploring newer and newer basic patterns to create novel designs has fascinated mankind for centuries. This talk begins by looking at the seemingly simple...more
David Gross (KITP, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday, 14 January 2017
Christ University, Kuriakose Elias Auditorium, Bengaluru 29
This talk will describe the developments in theoretical high energy physics of the last five decades as seen from the perspective of someone who has contributed seminally to our current understanding of the fundamental building blocks of nature. Contact Us : outreach @ icts . res . inmore
Sanjay Sane (National Centre for Biological Sciences)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday, 11 December 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru
Engineering is not a uniquely human trait. Even a cursory look at our backyard can reveal a staggering variety of structures engineered by insects and other animals. These structures emerge from the coordinated activity of many individuals, or sometimes even a solitary individual. Like human-built...more
Sulochana Gadgil (Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday, 26 November 2016
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bengaluru
The monsoon visits us, without fail, year after year, but not always with the same gusto. So, every summer, the question uppermost in the minds of not only meteorologists and farmers but economists as well, is how will the monsoon behave this year? Over centuries, the monsoon has captured the...more
Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, 23 October 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru
What are the fundamental constituents of matter at the shortest distances? What does the universe look like at the largest distances? What is the history of our universe? These are questions that have bothered humans almost since the beginning of civilization. We have now come to the realization...more