International Day of
Girls and Women in Science 2019

11th February 2019

09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 Let there be light!
Shanti Bhattacharya, IITM

We have come a long way from our ancestors who first learnt to tame fire both for its heat, as well as its light. The sun and fire are no longer the only sources of light and illumination is no longer its only use. Today, we engineer many different kinds of sources for a variety of applications, ranging from life-saving medical devices to technology, whose sole aim is to entertain us! In this presentation, we will look at total internal reflection and interference, and study their role in a variety of everyday applications and phenomena.
10:30 - 11:00 Tea / Juice / Snacks
11:00 - 12:00 Popular matchings
Prajakta Nimbhorkar, CMI

We want to allocate students to hostel rooms where each student likes some rooms more than the rest. If each student submits a list of rooms according to his/her liking, how do we allocate the rooms? Popular matchings gives us one such way.
12:00 - 13:00 Using computers to probe material properties
Satyavani Vemparala, IMSc

Vani will explain how large scale computation can be used to probe material properties in accessible to experiments. In particular, she will focus on polymers and water.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Demonstrations and Activites
IMSc members
15:00 - 15:30 Tea / Juice / Snacks
15:30 - 16:00 Hidden figures of Indian Science
Nandita Jayaraj, TLoS

A science journalist gives you the breaking news. An interactive session to WOW you with some some of the coolest things Indian scientists are doing in their laboratories today.
16:00 - 18:00 Moulik Berkana, American Counsulate, Chennai
Movie: Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
18:00 - 18:30 Snacks