Helping the world understand obesity: Prof. Roop Mallik
Understanding how fat deposits work in the human body greatly aid in tackling the problem of obesity, and one of several scientists working on this subject is Roop Mallik of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, reports Sandhya Ramesh from ThePrint.
India needs better Math talent to lead today’s AI-driven world: Prof. Manjul Bhargava
Manjul Bhargava, Mathematics professor at Princeton University and winner of the Fields Medal, one of the highest honors in Math, says India cannot hope to lead the fourth industrial revolution, “if we don’t have strong mathematical talent coming up very soon”. Manjul Bhargava, Srinivasa Varadhan, and Nalini Anantharaman, discuss the future of mathematics in India and globally, with Shilpa Phadnis and Sujit John from The Times of India.
Rise in Carbon aerosols changes monsoon patterns: Prof. SK Satheesh
Black carbon aerosols (similar to soot) have reduced rainfall in south India during the pre-monsoon season. According to Prof S K Satheesh, Centre for Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, IISc, since the atmosphere is thin at higher levels, even a small amount of black carbon can cause intense warming, reports Meera Bhardwaj from The New Indian Express.
Radio astronomy is gaining traction, and its future is not restricted to imaging black holes: Prof. Rajaram Nityananda
Radio astronomy, a branch of astronomy that deals with studying radio waves emanating from celestial objects, lies at the heart of this incredible feat of imaging a black hole. Prof Rajaram Nityananda talks to Vimal Simha from Deccan Herald about how scientists captured the image of a black hole and the role of radio astronomy in this achievement.
The future for students and working professionals in the area of climate change is especially bright: Prof. S. K. Satheesh
In a candid conversation with Nisha Ramchandani from CNBC TV18, Professor SK Satheesh, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, and director, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, talks about the relevance of climate change in the ‘future of work’.
Indian scientist in Chicago takes a different look at neuro-disorders
“Till date, every single trial for developing a potential cure for Alzheimer’s has failed. The reason probably is that we are considering Alzheimer’s as a single kind of disease. Which it may not be,” asserts Prof. Yamuna Krishnan, Professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, in her conversation with TV Jayan from The Hindu Business Line