List of programs conducted in 2009

30 June 2009Students and teachers’ workshop and the C. N. R. Rao Education foundation Prize program for teachers

Nanoworld Prof. C. N. R. Rao (JNCASR, Bangalore)
The Fascinating Cosmos Prof. Prajval Shastri (Indian Institute of Astrophysics)
The Fascinating World of Insect Societies Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar (IISc, Bangalore)

July 18, 2009Physics for students and teachers

Astronomy with neutrinos: The invisible particles from the sky Prof. Amol Dighe (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
Water – Many forms and mysteries of a familiar substance Prof. Srikanth Sastry (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Calling the Sun God Ra Ra Ra! – Solar appliances for a sustainable world Prof. Vasant Natarajan (IISc , Bangalore)
Demonstration of Experiments Prof. Chandrabhas Narayana, Prof. K. S. Narayan, Prof. A. Sundaresan (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session

13 August 2009A Celebration of Chemistry

New dimensions of chemical science Prof. C. N. R. Rao (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Are plastics really all that bad? Prof. S. Ramakrishnan (IISc, Bangalore)
From atoms to molecules Prof. S. Balasubramanian (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session

29 August 2009Biology for students and teachers

Our genes and cancer: implications for new generation therapeutics Prof. Tapas K. Kundu (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Tools of chemistry to understand biology Prof. Hemalatha Balaram (JNCASR, Bangalore)
HIV/AIDS: the most burning problems for the scientist Prof. Udaykumar Ranga (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session

30 September 2009Aspects of Environmental Science for students and teachers

Can we make green aircraft? Prof. Roddam Narasimha (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Biodiversity and global warming Dr. N. S. Leela (Consultant, Agastya International Foundation, Bangalore)
The science of climate change Prof. J. Srinivasan (IISc, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session

27 October 2009Physics for students and teachers

Introductory remarks Prof. C. N. R. Rao (JNCASR, Bangalore)
What is so special about nano? Prof. D. D. Sarma (IISc, Bangalore)
Where are the atoms? And why do we care? Prof. Shobhana Narasimhan (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Landmarks in Astronomy Prof. Sabyasachi Chatterjee  (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session

25 November 2009Biology for students and teachers

Mass spectrometry: From molecular mass to tissue imaging Prof. Hemalatha Balaram (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Time in the living world Prof. Vijay Kumar Sharma (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Stem cells and Regenerative medicine Prof. Maneesha Inamdar (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Question & Answer Session