Infosys Prize Lecture Series


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Dr. Srinath Raghavan
India’s Long Rise as an Asian Power – The Second World War and After

Infosys Prize 2015 laureate Dr. Srinath Raghavan traces India's journey to become a power to reckon with in Asia, and emphasizes on how the second world war was the starting point of it all.

Prof. Rajaram Nityananda Evolution since Darwin - Dr. Amit Sharma

How does Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection tie in with the science of Eugenics? Dr. Amit Sharma talks about Darwin and Galton, demystifying common misinterpretations of the evolutionary theory through the years, at the Infosys Prize lecture delivered on October 20th, 2016 at the Infosys Bangalore campus.

Prof. Rajaram Nityananda A matter of gravity - Prof. Rajaram Nityananda

Renowned Physicist and Astronomer, Prof. Rajaram Nityananda, talks about the dynamics of planetary systems, clusters of stars and the power of technology, modern computers and telescopes that make it so real for us.

Prof. Cedric Villani Modern romance of Mathematics and society - Prof. Cedric Villani

Fields Medalist and Infosys Prize Juror, Prof. Cedric Villani talks about Mathematics 'the language of Gods' and how the subject is intertwined with all aspects of our lives.

Prof. Mahan Mj Hyperbolic Geometry and Chaos in Complex Plane – Prof. Mahan Mj

Infosys Prize 2015 laureate Prof. Mahan Mj delivers an Infosys Prize lecture on hyperbolic geometry and chaos in the complex plane at TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad.

Prof. Mahan Mj Shapes and geometry of surfaces - Prof. Mahan Mj

Almost all the objects that we see around us are examples of surfaces. Infosys Prize 2015 laureate Prof. Mahan Mj talks at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, about the geometry of surfaces and a method of classifying these shapes.

Prof. Noah Feldman What is a constitution good for? Modernity, religion, and Constitution – Prof. Noah Feldman

Can modern constitutions be necessarily secular? Prof. Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School provides insightful answers to these questions, and delves deeper into different types of legitimate systems, through his talk at the Infosys Campus, Bangalore.

Prof. Silvio Micali Proof, Secrets, and Computation – Prof. Silvio Micali

Prof. Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT and Turing Laureate, delivered a public lecture on how the Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world, at the Infosys Campus, Bangalore.

Prof. A. R. Vasavi Government Brahmin : Caste, the Educated Unemployed, and the Reproduction of Inequalities - Prof. A. R. Vasavi

Prof. A. R. Vasavi, Senior Fellow, NMML, and winner of Infosys Prize 2013 for Social Sciences, delivered a lecture highlighting how government institutions are set up to facilitate ‘equality of opportunity’, fail to address the embedded nature of disadvantage.

Dr. Inder Verma Cancer Stem Cells: Plasticity and Hierarchy – Dr. Inder Verma

Dr. Inder Verma, Professor at the Salk Institute and Infosys Prize Life Sciences Jury Chair, recently delivered a lecture at the National Center for Biological Sciences, where he discussed Glioblastomas multiforme (GBM), a deadly cancer, and some of the therapeutic ways to treat it.

Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri Ashoka in Ancient India: Archaeology and Biography - Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri

Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Department of History, University of Delhi and Infosys Prize 2013 Humanities – Archaeology Laureate, delivers a lecture at the Madras Institute of Development Studies.

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma Cosmic History and Mysteries - Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan

Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan, Professor and Dean of Core Academic Programs, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune; and Infosys Prize Laureate 2009 in Physical Sciences, delivers a lecture on unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos and the nature of dark energy.

Prof. Shrinivas R. Kulkarni Astronomy on the Cusp - Prof. S. R. Kulkarni

Prof. Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Infosys Prize Physical Sciences Jury Chair in his lecture on Astronomy on the Cusp, summarized the state of the field of astronomy and then remarked on the future interplay between astronomy and technology.

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma Nanotechnology and Nature - Inspired Technologies - Prof. Ashutosh Sharma

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Infosys Prize 2010 Engineering & Computer Science Laureate delivers a lecture on Nanotechnology and Nature-Inspired Technologies: Some Lessons in Scientific Commonsense & Creativity and answers questions from the audience.

iisc universe kulkarni The Restless Universe - Prof. S. R. Kulkarni

Prof. S. R. Kulkarni, Infosys Prize Physical Sciences Jury Chair, delivers a lecture at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on The Restless Universe- Palomar Transient Factory and answers queries on astronomy.

Justice: What's the right thing to do? Justice: What's the right thing to do?

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, addresses Infoscions in Bangalore on the moral dilemmas faced by the society and vexing issues if killing is sometimes justified and if lying is always wrong.

Justice: Equality, inequality, and the good society Justice: Equality, inequality, and the good society

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, as a part of his justice lecture series in India, addresses a public audience at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.

What money can't buy: The moral limits of markets What money can't buy: The moral limits of markets

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, addresses audiences at the India International Centre, Delhi, on vexing issues of political philosophy.

What's Fair? Equality, affirmative action, and meritocracy What's Fair? Equality, affirmative action, and meritocracy

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, addresses a niche crowd at NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore as part of his justice lecture series.

Good to Eat, Good to Think: Why We Should Study India's Changing Food Cultures Good to Eat, Good to Think: Why We Should Study India's Changing Food Cultures

Prof. Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor, Sociology Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, speaks about the radical shifts in the modes of producing and consuming food in India over the last three decades and potential health and ecological implications arising from the transformation.

The Magic of Numbers The Magic of Numbers

Professors Ramesh Sreekantan-ISI, and Chandrashekar Khare- UCLA, talk to students from schools across Bangalore, about the beauty that is inherent in Mathematics, helping them see its practical uses as well as its strong aesthetic appeal

Strategic Voting Theory Strategic Voting Theory

Prof. Arunava Sen, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, delivers a talk with a basic introduction to his work in mechanism design, which has implications in policy making, auction design and strategic voting, at the Infosys Bangalore Campus.

Matter Out of Equilibrium Matter Out of Equilibrium

Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy,Dept. of Physics, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, delivered a talk at the University of Hyderabad on the work he has been doing with his students and colleagues on non-equilibrium matter, speaking on active matter with relevant vivid examples.

The Art of Counting The Art of Counting

Prof. Chandrashekhar Khare, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivers a lecture at IIT- Bombay on number theory, focusing on counting solutions to two types of equations.

The Frontiers of Physics The Frontiers of Physics

Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan, Infosys Prize Physical Sciences Juror, addressed students gathered at the event Limit Infinity 2013, at the Infosys Bangalore Campus, talking about modern science, what it comprises and the three anointed frontiers of Physics, namely the large, the small and the complex.