Quantum Dolly is an Impossibility!

N. D. Hari Dass  (Visiting faculty, TIFR Hyderabad) Why talk of a Dolly in the quantum context? Dolly, the sheep, was a clone. Clones are supposed to be perfect copies of their original. In the case of Dolly, the original is a living entity, hence all the excitement! In the non- living context, we are … Continue reading “Quantum Dolly is an Impossibility!”

Reduce the Carbon Dioxide: Here’s to a better future!

Shubhadeep Pal (Graduate Student, TIFR Hyderabad)Image Credit: Anugraha and Shubhadeep In the 21st century, we can see that the usage of energy sources like petrol, diesel, coal, and LPG is growing tremendously- day by day- for our transport, food processing, daily work etc. While their utility is unquestionable, they produce huge amounts of gases like Carbon … Continue reading “Reduce the Carbon Dioxide: Here’s to a better future!”

In conversation with Shimon Vega

“Shimon Vega, noted for some of the most insightful research in the area of magnetic resonance, both electron and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), has influenced professionally and to some extent personally the lives of many who have come in contact with him. This could be in the form of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, colleagues, course … Continue reading “In conversation with Shimon Vega”

Science education and outreach at TIFRH: Small initiatives for a bigger change

Debashree Sengupta (Project Scientific Officer, TIFR Hyderabad) What do people do during a PhD and what is the meaning of research? – a young girl curiously asked her teacher. I am not sure about the immediate answer she received, but let’s ponder upon this question for some time. Apparently, there seem to be two separate … Continue reading “Science education and outreach at TIFRH: Small initiatives for a bigger change”

Tracing Infantile Cataracts

Khandekar Jishan Bari and K.V.R Chary Infantile cataracts are a root cause of blindness in children. When a cataract develops in the eye, the lens slowly becomes opaque. A mutant form of Gamma S-crystallin, a protein abundant in the eye lens cortex, is associated with this form of cataract. A study, led by Prof.K.V.R. Chary, … Continue reading “Tracing Infantile Cataracts”