Monday, 14 June 2021
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15:50 to 16:00 Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, India) Welcome Remarks
16:00 to 17:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 - Video messages

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Tuesday, 15 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Shubha Ramachandran (Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, India) Groundwater and Us

Nowhere is groundwater more important than in India where a quarter of the world’s groundwater is extracted annually—the highest in the world—which is greater than that pumped up by China and the United States combined. Up to 80 percent of the population relies on groundwater for both drinking and irrigation. In such a scenario how do we manage groundwater ? What is the Million Well campaign in Bengaluru about ? 

Reading Material

http://bengaluru.urbanwaters.in/our-open-well-heritage-510/

http://bengaluru.urbanwaters.in/the-ground-beneath-our-feet-a-borewell-primer-929/

http://bengaluru.urbanwaters.in/million-wells/

 

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Video messages -

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Thursday, 17 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Divya Uma (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India) Colour for fun and profit

Nature is full of colour. Living organisms use colour for advertising varied information. In this presentation, we will look at how plants and animals use colour to their own benefit to signal various messages-- including pollination, dispersal, warning predators or attracting members of the opposite sex. We will briefly look at messages that can be conveyed through other sensory channels as well.

Friday, 18 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 - Video messages

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Saturday, 19 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 - Video messages

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Sunday, 20 June 2021
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09:30 to 11:00 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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11:30 to 13:00 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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14:00 to 15:00 Gautam Menon (IMSc, Chennai, India) Mathematical Models for Infectious Diseases

I will describe what goes into mathematical and computational models for infectious diseases, using COVID-19 as an example. The talk will stress understanding and intuition while  illustrating the many questions that models for disease spread can provide answers to. I'll talk briefly at the end about how models help governments in formulating their policies.

15:00 to 16:00 Leelavati Narlikar (NCL, Pune, India) -

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Monday, 21 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Anita Naolekar (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Asha Subramanian -

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 - Video messages

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Nutan Limaye (IIT Bombay, India) The charm in proving something is impossible: a complexity theoretic view.

If I asked you to represent the square-root of two as a fraction or if I asked you to name the largest prime number, then possibly after a bit of thought, you will say "that is impossible!". In mathematics, it is not enough to claim that something is impossible, but you should also prove it. 

I will take a computational view towards proofs of impossibilities and introduce you to some concepts from a fascinating area of Theoretical Computer Science called Complexity Theory.

Thursday, 24 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Siva Athreya (ISI - Bengaluru, India) -

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20:00 to 21:00 Radhika Gupta (Temple University, USA) What is the geometry of the universe?

The geometry we mastered in school is Flat or Euclidean geometry.  It is second nature to us because that's how our local world behaves. We are also familiar with spherical geometry because Earth is afterall not flat and it's surface is a two dimensional sphere. What options does the universe have to choose its geometry from? In this talk, I will introduce one of the finitely many options available called hyperbolic geometry. It is the geometry of floppy hats, corals and Pringles.

Friday, 25 June 2021
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16:00 to 17:30 Purvi Gupta (IISc, Bengaluru, India) -

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18:00 to 19:30 Dootika Vats (IIT - Kanpur, India) -

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