Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture 2004

"Strongly Interacting Electronic Systems:
Strange New Quantum Worlds"

T. V. Ramakrishnan

20th September 2004
Engineering Faculty Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia


Prof. R. Rajaraman, Jawaharlal Nehru University, to preside.

3.00 PM Welcome and Starting the Program Prof. M. Zahid, Head, Physics Deptt.
3.02 PM About Jamia Millia Islamia Prof. Mushirul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, J.M.I
3.05 PM About the Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture Prof. Z. H. Khan, Registrar
3.08 PM Introduction of the Speaker Prof. M. Zahid, Head,
    Department of Physics, J.M.I.
3.10 PM Presidential Remarks Prof. R. Rajaraman, J.N.U.
3.15 PM "Strongly Interacting Electronic Systems: Prof.T.V. Ramakrishnan
  Strange New Quantum Worlds" Homi Bhabha Professor, B.H.U, Varanasi.
4.15 PM Vote of Thanks Prof. Iqbal Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences
4.20 PM Tea and informal discussions  

T. V. Ramakrishnan

Prof. T.V. Ramakrishnan, Fellow of Royal Society, is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of condensed matter physics. Formerly at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, he is currently DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at Benaras Hindu University.

Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan's research work helped in starting two new subfields in condensed matter physics, namely the onset of electronic localization in disordered systems and the modern theory of liquid-solid phase transitions. Some of his papers are amongst the most cited in this field. He is currently involved in research on high temperature superconductivity. He is an inspiring teacher and has authored several books for the benefit of students.

Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture Series

Abdus Salam was one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel prize in Physics in 1979, together with Glashow and Weinberg, for the unification of weak and electromagnetic interactions. He was the founder of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy to provide a way for scientists in the third world to continue working in their own communities while periodically interacting with their colleagues in advanced countries.

The Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture Series, started by the Physics Department, Jamia Millia Islamia tries to perpetuate Salam's idea, namely the need to encourage education and research in the fundamental sciences. An eminent person of science is invited each year to deliver this lecture. The style and content of the lectures is such as to inspire and to convey the excitement of new discoveries, ideas and challenges.