“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.

Sajay Sane

Date TOPIC Speaker

Jun 24, 2022

“The Physics of Cancer”

Dr. Tamal Das, TIFR-Hyderabad

Aug 21, 2020

“Your brain on stress”

Prof. Vidita Vaidya, TIFR Mumbai

Mar 07, 2020

“Growing food in the face of salinity and drought”

Prof. M. K. Mathew, NCBS Bangalore

Feb 15, 2020

“How do raindrops form and grow?”

Prof. Rama Govindarajan

Feb 8, 2020

“The Coronavirus Pandemic”

Prof. Gautam Menon, Ashoka University, Sonepat and IMSc, Chennai

Nov 9, 2019

“Astrophotography- the art of capturing the ancient light”

Vinita Navalkar, CBS Mumbai

Oct 12, 2019

“New views of the Moon from Chandrayaan-2”

P. Sreekumar, ISRO

Sep 14, 2019

“Why Engineers need Greek Philosophy”

Surajit Sengupta, TIFR Hyderabad

July 13, 2019

“Black Holes- Heard three years ago and seen three months ago”

Rajaram Nityananda, Azim Premji University

May 4, 2019

“Superbreakfast for Superheroes and other stories”

Arnab Bhattacharya, TIFR Mumbai

Mar 9, 2019

“The Evolution of Living Matter”

Prof. Vidyanand Nanjundiah

Jan 12, 2019

“Microscopy: The Quest for Infinite Resolution”

Dr. Aprotim Mazumder

Nov 10, 2018

“Astronomy’s New Frontiers”

Prof. P. Ajith

Oct 13, 2018

“The Nature of Truth”

Prof. Nitin Nitsure

Sep 15, 2018

“How do Infectious diseases spread”

Prof. Gautam Menon

Aug 25, 2018

“Battery battles for future transportation”

Prof. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai

Apr 21, 2018

“The Smallest Machines”

Prof. Roop Mallik, TIFR, Mumbai

Mar 17, 2018

“Tales of a fly and a human: understanding of biology and diseases”

Dr. Manish Jaiswal, TIFR, Hyderabad

Feb 3, 2018

“The Big and Small of the Universe”

Prof. Mayank Vahia, TIFR, Mumbai

Jul 16, 2016

“Shapes and geometry of Surfaces”

Prof. Mahan Mj., TIFR, Mumbai

Aug 22, 2015

“How do Insects fly”

Prof. Sanjay Sane, (NCBS), Bangalore

Jun 6, 2015

“Nano: the big push to make it small”

Prof. PM Ajayan, Rice University, Texas

Mar 14, 2015

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

Prof. Amol Dighe, TIFR Mumbai

Dec 13, 2014

“Learning new physics, one grain at a time”

Prof. Shankar Ghosh, TIFR Mumbai

Oct 26, 2014

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

Prof. R. Rajaraman, JNU, New Delhi

Jun 28, 2014

“How Running and Throwing made us human”

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

Mar 22, 2014

“After the Higgs”

Prof. Rohini Godbole, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Feb 8, 2014

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

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

Jan 11, 2014

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

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

Nov 17, 2013

“Lord of the Rings: The Rise of Carbon”

Prof. V. Chandrasekhar, Dean, TCIS

Oct 19, 2013

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

Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Director, TCIS