“Sawaal-Jawaab: Conversations on Science” is a discussion series on current issuses in Science at a public venue, Lamakaan, in Hyderabad. This will be organised on a regular basis and open to general public. We host many eminent researchers to speak about their research and engage in conversation with audience. The talk is typically for half an hour, but questions flow freely from the audience and the typical duration of the entire event is two hours. This is now a recognized event in
Hyderabad with 50 – 60 attendees per session.

Mahan Mj
Sajay Sane

Date TOPIC Speaker

Jul 16th, 2016

“Shapes and geometry of Surfaces”

Prof. Mahan Mj., TIFR, Mumbai

Aug 22nd, 2015

“How do Insects fly”

Prof. Sanjay Sane, (NCBS), Bangalore

Jun 6th, 2015

“Nano: the big push to make it small”

Prof. PM Ajayan, Rice University, Texas

Mar 14th, 2015

“Going underground to look at the sky: studying the elusive Neutrino”

Prof. Amol Dighe, TIFR Mumbai

Dec 13th, 2014

“Learning new physics, one grain at a time”

Prof. Shankar Ghosh, TIFR Mumbai

Oct 26th, 2014

“Protecting civilians against nuclear attacks: feasible or not?”

Prof. R. Rajaraman, JNU, New Delhi

Jun 28th, 2014

“How Running and Throwing made us human”

Prof. Madhusudhan Venkadesan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Mar 22nd,2014

“After the Higgs”

Prof. Rohini Godbole, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Feb 8th, 2014

“First blueprint, now bricks: DNA as nanoscale construction material”

Prof. Yamuna Krishnan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR

Jan 11th, 2014

“Clone Wars: the Science behind the Stem Cell Debate”

Prof. D. Balasubramanian, Director of Research, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute

Nov 17th, 2013

“Lord of the Rings: The Rise of Carbon”

Prof. V. Chandrasekhar, Dean, TCIS

Oct 19th, 2013

“Flocks, Herds, Swarms: The Physics of Moving in Groups”

Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Director, TCIS