Homi Bhabha Chair Professor Lecture by Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy in Faculty Hall @ 4.00 pm

Location: Faculty Hall

Title: A Journey Through Active Matter

Date: 29th November 2018 at 4pm

Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building


Materials whose individual constituents consume free energy and move autonomously as a result are known as Active Matter. The living state serves as both inspiration and pre-eminent example. My talk will summarise recent work with colleagues and students on the organising principles, phase transitions, and surprises in the statistics and dynamics of active systems.


Sriram Ramaswamy has been on the IISc faculty since 1986. From 2012 to 2016 he was Director of TIFR’s new Centre in Hyderabad. He completed his higher secondary education in 1973 at The Modern School, New Delhi, his BS in physics at the University of Maryland (1977) and a PhD in physics at the University of Chicago (1983). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (1983-86) he joined IISc. He is a condensed matter and statistical physicist with interests in nonequilibrium, soft and living systems. You can learn more about him at http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~sriram/

High Tea: 5.00 pm

Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc will Preside