4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Sandhya Koushika, TIFR, Mumbai
Traffic rules in neurons
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Vijay Shenoy, IISc, Bengaluru
Untwisting twisted matter
5:30 PM - 6:00 PMRefreshment Break
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Harini Nagendra, APU, Bengaluru
Thinking ecologically about our urban future
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Sitabhra Sinha, IMSc, Chennai
The whole is more than the sum of its parts

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Sandhya Koushika
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Traffic rules in neurons

Neurons are long cells within which many different types of cargo move. Remarkably, traffic movement on man-made roads, the movement of ants, and cargo transport in neurons all appear to share important features. I'll explore the significance of this finding.

Vijay Shenoy
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Untwisting twisted matter

Behind the many wonderful devices such as your cell phone are the materials that make them up. These materials owe many of their properties to the different ways in which their electrons organize themselves. I will explore what electrons can do collectively, leading up to the recent discovery of materials with "an electronic twist".

Harini Nagendra
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Thinking ecologically about our urban future

India's cities are on a breakneck path to growth. Cities are engines of prosperity and promise, but also concentrations of pollution, stress, and disease. Episodes of flood, drought, heat waves, and smog tell us why we must begin to think ecologically about our urban future in cities like Chennai.

Sitabhra Sinha
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

The whole is more than the sum of its parts

What is common to the power-grid, stock markets, lynch mobs, and the human brain? They are all complex systems made up of many parts. Knowing how each part of a complex system works is not enough to tell us how the whole will behave. We will explore the "emergence" of such unexpected behaviour which is a feature of all complex systems.

Poster Exhibition: "From Learning to Doing"

Displayed in the foyer of the Music Academy during 3--8 pm on the day of the event (Sunday, 24th Feb 2019) will be a dozen posters highlighting some of Chennai's traditions in science, mathematics, education, and public service, together with the people and institutions that helped to shape them. All registrants are invited to view this exhibition.

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Registration Form

The registration for the event is now closed. However, you are still welcome to show up directly at the venue (Music Academy, TTK Auditorium) today (Sunday Feb 24th). The e vent is scheduled to start at 4.00pm. After 3.50pm, we will allow walk-ins, depending upon space being available (which we guess there should be). Thank you for your interest in the event.
Extra parking (3--8pm): St. Ebbas Girls Higher Secondary School (across the road to the East)

Instructions to the participants

Entry to the exibition in the foyer opens at 3:00 pm. Auditorium doors open at 3:30 pm. Please be seated by 3:45 pm. After that time, we will start letting in walk-in participants.

Extra parking (3--8 pm) is available at St. Ebbas Girls Higher Secondary School (across the road to the East).

To enter the hall, just show the QRCode (preferred option) sent by us or quote your email address or produce a printout of this email.

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