Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai


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Quantum Probes and the Architecture of Spacetime
2023-02-01 Prof. Dawood Kothawala, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Quantum Entanglement: From paradoxes to reality
2022-11-04 Prof. Arul Lakshminarayan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The Quest of the Kagome Hubbard Model
2022-11-02 Prof. Ronny Thomale, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany

Controlling Quantum Systems
2022-10-26 Prof. Barry Sanders, University of Calgary, Canada
Nonclassical effects in the dynamics of quantum systems 2022-09-21 Prof. S. Lakshmi Bala, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
A new way to image and map surface conductivity in condensed matter systems 2022-08-03 Prof. Satyajit Banerjee, IIT Kanpur
Why does a frustrated magnet expand upon cooling? Structural transitions, magnetization plateaus, an ... 2022-04-20 Prof. Karlo Penc, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest.
Towards universal detection of bi-partite entanglement 2022-03-30 Prof. Sibasish Ghosh, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Generation, control and applications of photonic spatial qubits 2022-03-18 Prof Ady Arie, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Using quantum many-body physics to generate “resourceful” entanglement 2022-03-17 Professor Tommaso Roscilde, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Unveiling the Universe with Gravitational-Wave Observations 2022-03-09 Prof. B. S. Sathyaprakash, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
How fundamental physics leads the way to a better understanding of life’s complexity 2022-02-09 Prof. Timo Betz, The third Institute of Physics, Georg August University, Gottingen

Climate Physics
2021-11-01 Prof. R. Shankar, IMSc, Chennai
Study of soft and biological matter systems using optical tweezers 2021-10-20 Prof. Basudev Roy, Department of Physics, IITMadras
Neutrino astronomy and fundamental physics with IceCube 2021-09-22 Prof. Mohamed Rameez, TIFR, Mumbai

Towards unraveling the puzzling cuprates
2021-08-25 B Sriram Shastry, University of California, Santa Cruz

Fractons, from fields to paper and trees
2021-08-18 Prof. Vijay B Shenoy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Quantum Gravity in Three Space-Time Dimensions
2021-08-11 Prof. Sunil Mukhi, IISER, Pune
Brahmagupta Physics colloquium by Prof. Takaaki Kajita 2020-12-09 Prof. Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Spacetime singularities in gravitational collapse and cosmology 2020-11-04 Prof. Dawood Kothawala, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The central force problem in n dimensions
2020-10-07 Prof. V. Balakrishnan, IITMadras
Quantum information processing with many-body systems 2020-09-23 Prof. Aditi Sen De, Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad
Bottom-up engineering of new electronic and structural effects with atomic layers 2020-09-02 Prof. Arindam Ghosh, IISc, Bangalore

Hrithik and the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize
2020-08-19 Prof. Jayant Murthy, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

Landscapes in Physics and Biology
2020-03-06 Prof. Gautam Menon, Ashoka University & IMSc, Chennai

Structure and Dynamics of Galaxies
2020-02-26 Prof. S. Sridhar, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

Quantum Annealing: Myths and Realities
2020-02-05 Prof. Anders Sandvik, Boston University, USA
Experiments driving theory: The two-body problem in general relativity 2020-01-22 Prof. Bala Iyer, ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? 2019-11-13 Prof. John Ellis, London

Glimpses of Gut Microbes in their Physical World
2019-11-05 Prof. Raghuveer Parthasarathy, University of Oregon

Mechanical responses of living cells
2019-10-30 Prof. Pramod A Pullarkat, RRI, Bangalore

Nuclear Spins as Quantum Bits
2019-10-23 Prof. T. S. Mahesh, IISER-Pune

Quantum physics and the butterfly effect
2019-10-09 Prof. Arul Lakshminarayan, IIT Madras
Quantum Phase Transition in atomically-⁠thin layers of NbSe2 2019-09-25 Prof. Aveek Bid, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Quest for Cosmic Origin
2019-09-18 Prof. Tarun Souradeep, IISER-⁠Pune

Floating Frogs and Levitating Lattoos
2019-04-24 Prof. Surendra Singh, University of Arkansas 

Novel Phenomena in Confined Soft Matter
2019-04-03 Dr. Dillip. K. Sathapathy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Superfluidity in neutron stars, and what we can learn about it from ultracold atoms 2019-03-20 Prof. Michael Urban,  IPN, Orsay (Univ. Paris-Sud, France)
Functional renormalization group - a new approach to frustrated quantum magnetism 2019-02-27 Prof. Johannes Reuther, Free University Berlin

Geometrically frustrated magnetism
2019-02-20 Prof. E.V. Sampathkumaran, TIFR
Are all macroscopic phenomena derivable from microscopic laws? 2019-01-23 Prof. Mahendra Verma, IIT, Kanpur

Presence of quantum diffusion in two dimensions?
2018-11-12 Prof. Srinivas Raghu, Stanford University.
The way modern physics has shaped experimental condensed matter physics and nanoscience 2018-10-31 Prof. M.S. Ramachandra Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Puzzles in the theory of heat conduction in low-dimensional systems 2018-10-24 Prof. Abhishek Dhar, ICTS, Bengaluru
India-based Neutrino Observatory - Facts and Fiction - Lakshmi Raman Memorial Lecture 2018-10-03 Prof. Indumathi, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Probing the perfect liquid with correlation functions 2018-09-20 Prof. Claude Pruneau, Wayne State University, USA

The Limits of Cosmology
2018-04-11 Prof. Joe Silk, IAP (Paris), John Hopkins University & Univ. of Oxford.
The emerging world of 2D materials and their heterostructures 2018-04-04 Prof. G.P. Das,Indian Association for Cultivation of Science,Kolkata
The discrete charm of scale invariance in nuclear and atomic physics 2018-03-21 Prof. Ubirajara van Kolck, University of Arizona
From listening to black-hole collisions to discovering cosmic gold mines 2018-03-14 Dr. Chandra Kant Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Down-To-Earth String Theory
2018-03-07 Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar, ICTS, Bengaluru

Fascinating life-stories of cosmic light-houses
2018-02-28 Prof. Avinash A. Deshpande, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru.

Carbon: From Simplicity to Quantum Complexity
2018-02-07 Prof. G. Baskaran, IMSc and Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada
Fascinating world of photons, superposition and entanglement 2018-01-24 Prof. Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru

Disorder as a probe for spin liquids
2018-01-17 Prof. Arnab Sen, IACS, Kolkata
Superconducting Quantum Circuits: Science Meets Technology 2017-11-23 Prof. Rudolf Gross,WMI, Germany.
Puzzles in the theory of heat conduction in low-dimensional systems 2017-11-01 Prof. Abhishek Dhar, ICTS, Bengaluru

Probing for New Physics at the Flavour Frontier
2017-10-25 Prof. Guy Wilkinson, University of Oxford.
The quest for Starfire on earth: where are we today? 2017-10-04 Prof. Abhijit Sen

Brahmagupta Colloquium
2017-09-27 Prof. Anjan Gupta, IITKanpur
Mechanisms governing shape changes in biological membranes 2017-09-13 Prof. P.B. Sunil Kumar , IIT Palakkad and IITM.

Reaching light-speed in a centimeter!
2017-08-09 Dr. Rajeev Paramel Pattathil (RAL, UK)

Frustrated magnets and spin liquids
2017-04-05 Prof. John Chalker, University of Oxford

Nuclear Physics, a century old challenge
2017-03-15 Dr. Sunethra Ramanan, IIT Madras
Small, fast...yet still in control: how insect flight deals with the challenge of miniaturization 2017-03-01 Prof. Sanjay Sane, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Geometry of Quantum Entanglement
2017-02-15 Prof. Karol Zyczkowski, Jagiellonian University (Cracow) and Center for Theoretical Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw).
Measuring the expansion history of the Universe with Supernovae Type Ia: successes and pitfalls 2017-02-13 Prof. R. Trotta, Imperial College London
Superconductivity at extremely low carrier density: Bismuth 2017-02-08 Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, TIFR.

The Phase Diagram of QCD
2017-01-18 Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty, NISER, Bhubaneswar.

Topology Matters
2016-11-11 Prof. Ranjit Nanda, IIT Madras
The Little Laser That Could A Focused Laser Beam: Useful Tool for Nanoscience Research 2016-11-09 Prof. C.H. Sow, National University of Singapore
Exploring Nature of Neutrinos: Search for neutrino-less double beta decay 2016-11-02 Prof. R.G. Pillay, TIFR, Mumbai.
Turning Science into Technology: Tales of Some Recent Experiences 2016-10-19 Prof. Rudra Pratap
Unravelling Emergent Order in Quantum Materials ................. 2016-09-28 Prof. Andrew Boothroyd, University of Oxford.

What it takes to make graphene magnetic
2016-08-24 Dr Ranjit Nanda, IITM
Hydrodynamics of active matter at the micron scale 2016-03-30 Prof. Ronojoy Adhikari, IMSc.

Short Time Spans in Ultrafast Science
2016-03-16 Prof. Jan M. Rost, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany.
Cosmology and fundamental physics using QSO absorption lines 2016-03-09 Prof. Raghunathan Srianand
Clapeyron, Clausius, Nernst: The Third Law of Thermodynamics and its Consequences for the Phase Diag ... 2016-02-24 Prof. Dietrich Belitz, University of Oregon

Experimental studies on Negative-Ion Resonances
2016-02-17 Dr. G. Aravind, IITM.

Quantum State Discrimination
2016-01-20 Prof. Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

What are glasses?
2015-12-08 Prof. S.S.N. Murthy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Into the unknown - New Physics at the intensity frontier 2015-11-03 Dr. Phillip Urquijo, University of Melbourne

Brahmagupta Colloquium
2015-11-02 Prof. Pratap Raychaudhuri , TIFR, Mumbai
"Hol^ey" Graphene: A guided tour through Anderson metal-insulator transitions in certain symmetry cl ... 2015-09-23 Dr. Rajesh Narayanan

Jamming in Sphere Packings
2015-09-09 Prof. Srikanth Sastry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
A Geometrical clustering of Motor Proteins helps kill bacteria 2015-08-26 Prof. Roop Mallik, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Latest cosmological results from the Planck space mission 2015-08-04 Prof. Francois Bouchet , Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.

Spin Currrents in Magnetic Heterostructures
2015-05-11 Prof. Rudolf Gross, Walther-Meißner-Institut and Technische Universität München, Germany

Towards a more visual many body theory
2015-04-22 Prof. Pinaki Majumdar, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation
2015-03-25 Prof. G. V. Shivashankar, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Magnetic domain and domain wall engineering
2015-02-25 Prof. P.S. Anil Kumar, IISc, Bangalore

In-house Colloquium
2015-01-28 Dr Manu Jaiswal

Brahmagupta Colloquium
2015-01-14 Prof. Kajari Mazumdar

How quantum physics democratized music
2015-01-04 Prof. Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Brahmagupta Colloquium
2014-10-29 Prof. Sadiq Rangwala

Exciting Physics of 2-Dimensional Materials
2014-10-09 Prof. Umesh V Waghmare

Isostructural Phase Transitions in Multiferroics
2014-09-17 Prof. Dhananjai Pandey
Techniques and phenomena from THz to X-rays using picosecond to attosecond pulses 2014-08-27 Professor Prem B Bisht
High harmonic generation of ultrafast X-rays for coherent imaging 2014-08-10 Dr Bill Brocklesby
Anisotropic Quantum Hall States and Their Geometric Interpretation 2014-05-09 Prof. Xin Wan
Electrons in flatland: decent developments and new vistas 2014-05-03 Professor Ravin Bhatt
Strings and QCD, or the rise, fall and rebirth of string models of the strong interactions 2014-04-17 Professor Jeff Harvey
Flexibility and form: wrinkles, folds, and crumples in elastic sheets 2014-03-26 Professor Narayanan Menon
Multi Modality Imaging- A nanoscale perspective for diagnostic biomedical imaging and sensing 2014-03-14 Professor Murukeshan Vadakke Matham

Present and Future Atomic Clocks
2014-02-26 Professor B. P. Das

Inflation after Planck
2014-02-19 Professor Jerome Martin

Topological Phases of Quantum Condensed Matter
2014-02-04 Professor R. Shankar
Investigating Cosmic String Theories with Liquid Crystal Experiments 2014-01-29 Professor Ajit Srivastava

Transient excitons in metals
2014-01-10 Prof. Hrvoje Petek
Non-Classical States of Light and Qubits in Precision Measurements and Quantum Information Processin ... 2013-10-04 Professor R. R. Puri

Scaling the Light Intensity Frontier
2013-09-10 Professor G. Ravindra Kumar

Neutrinos -- A New Window to the Universe
2013-08-14 Professor Naba K. Mondal
Collective motility and its imitations: flows in the cell, active grains, chemotactic colloids 2013-06-11 Professor Sriram Ramaswamy
Active Cellular Mechanics and Information Processing in the Living Cell 2013-06-03 Professor Madan Rao
Persistence of non-volatile memory: what do you see and what can you remember? 2013-06-02 Professor Sabyasach Bhattacharya

Dark Matter and Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies
2013-04-09 Professor Jayaram Chengalur

Matters of Gravity
2012-10-10 Professor T Padmanabhan

Three Facets of Materials Research
2012-08-08 Professor C. S. Sundar
Significance of the recent discovery of A Higgs boson at the LHC 2012-05-09 Rohini Godbole