Major Events of the University

Dr. Kausik Chaudhuri, Leeds Business School, UK will be visiting the Economics Department, Presidency University from 17 to 20 June 2019 as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series programme. During the visit he will discuss issues related to Finance and Applied Development Economics.

Special lectures on Econometrics
Debopam Bhattacharya, University Reader in the Faculty of Economics and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
"Topics in Applied Econometrics: Theory and Practical Guidance"
22 & 23 July, 2019 (11.00 AM to 1.15 PM)
These lectures would cover some fundamental concepts in Econometrics that are relevant to empirical work.
The emphasis will be on understanding the nature of endogeneity, its potential impact on estimates of the parameters of interest, and ways to fix the problem. Time permitting, we will also cover a few other topics such as quantile regression and nonparametric density/regression estimation. Some applications to demand analysis with both discrete and continuous goods will be considered.
All are welcome, but please confirm to mousumi.econ@presiuniv.ac.in by 15 July 2019.

SUMMER SCHOOL IN ECONOMICS
Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a Summer School for faculty and research scholars. While the core theme of the workshop is Macroeconomics, we will also cover analysis of geo-spatial data, and network theory.
Invited speakers are:
Prof. Niloy Bose, Professor, Virginia Tech. University, USA
Prof. Kundan Kishor, Wisconsin Milwaukee University, USA
Prof. Chethan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Prof. Sudipta Sarangi, Professor & Head, Virginia Tech. University, USA
Prof. Indrajit Ray, Infosys Chair Professor, Presidency University and Cardiff Business School, UK
Dr. Meghna Agarwal, Asoka University, Delhi
The Summer School will be held from 29 July to 2 August 2019.
Details, including the programme, are given in the brochure. The last date of application is 15 June 2019. Applicants, with 2 page CV in pdf and 500 words abstract, will have to be sent to presiecon2019@gmail.com.
Brochure Poster Pay Registration Fees

Workshop organized by Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University
Title: ‘Ethical aspects of biological research involving animal subjects’
Date: 16th May, 2019, Thursday, 2-00 to 5-00 pm.
Seminar-1:
Prof. Antony Gomes, Retd. Professor, Dept of Physiology, University of Calcutta
Title: Research Ethics for Beginners and Good mentoring
Seminar-2:
Anjan Adhikari, MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), FCCP, ACME, MIAPH, MIAPSM. Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata Title: Ethical aspects of biological research involving animals
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Tridip Ray,
ISI Delhi
“Whose Education Matters? An Analysis of Inter Caste Marriages in India ”
April 29, 2019: 12:00 Noon
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Arka Roy Chaudhuri,
ISI Delhi
“Gender Peer Effects in High Schools: Evidence from India”
April 30, 2019: 02:30 PM

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The thirteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya,
Royal Holloway University of London
“Condorcet Jury Theorem In a Spatial Model Of Elections”

April 24, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twelfth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suman Seth,
Leeds Business School
Day 1: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 1”
Day 2: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 2”

Day 3: “Evaluating an Anti-Poverty Program's Impact on Joint Disadvantages: Insights from Philippine CCT Program.” 16 - 18 April 2019: 3.30 PM

Dr. Suman Seth, Leeds Business School, Leeds University, UK, will visit the Economics Department from 16th to 18th March, 2019 and deliver a series of lectures on Multi-dimensional poverty.
The lectures will be held at the Dipak Banerjee Memorial Room, Economics Department, and start at 3.30 P.M. each day.
All interested faculty and researchers are welcome. Kindly circulate the information among your Scholars and colleagues.
PROGRAMME
April 16, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Why Multidimensional Poverty Measures?
Session 2: Different Methods for Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 17, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1 and 2: Alkire & Foster Counting Approach to Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 18, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Assessing Inequality in Counting Approach Framework
Session 2: Evaluating an anti-poverty program's impact on joint disadvantages: Insights from the Philippine CCT program
Dr. Seth has a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He has served as a consultant to the Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, the Development Research Groups at the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. His primary interest lies in the area of Development Economics with special emphasis on measurement methodologies and policy-oriented applications of multidimensional welfare and poverty measures.

Presidency University
Department of Physics
Organizes
A series of Two Lectures
On
Frustrated Quantum Magnets: The Majumdar-Ghosh Model
by
Prof. Indrani Bose, Emeritus Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata
April 20, 2019 at PLT 2, Physics Department
Beginning at 11 am
Session chaired by
Prof. Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Senior Professor
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Welcome !

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-28
Speaker : Sajjad Alam Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Department of History ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ भावनाओं का इतिहास: एक परिचय/History of emotions : An introduction”,
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 10th April , 2019 at 3 PM. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
10th April, 2019 Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Samriddhi Sankar Ray, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
Title: Interacting and Non-interacting Particles in a Turbulent Flow
Abstract:
The last decade or so has seen major advances in the study of particles suspended in a turbulent flow. In particular, for non-interacting spherical particles, we now have a reasonable understanding of questions related to collisions, coalescences, and settling under gravity. In the first half of this talk, we review some of these (slightly) older results and understand them within the framework of preferential concentration. In the remaining half, we discuss how some of these ideas need to be revisited when particles are interacting or have additional (internal) degrees of freedom. These result in a large variety of phenomena, some of which, such as the trapping of chains in vortices and the onset of crystallisation in flow-driven granular systems, will be discussed if time permits.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eleventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sankarshan Basu,
IIM Bangalore
“Shadow banking in India: Do bank run Asset Management Companies (AMCs) perform liquidity transformation through exposure to Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC) in their debt – oriented schemes and will this increase the systemic risk of a bank due to a possible joint exposure to NBFCs?”
April 10, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Biodiversity and Conservation in North East India
A talk by Prof. Trevor Price
Date & Time: 4:00–5:00 pm on 3rd May 2019
Venue: PC. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The tenth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Rajesh Bhattacharya,
IIM Calcutta
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets”
April 03, 2019: 03.30PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics colloquium on 3rd April, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Title: Clusters of galaxies and Active galaxies - an explosive Rendezvous
Speaker: Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury, Department of Physics, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Abstract:
Clusters of galaxies are possibly the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. These structures are thought to be formed out of the collapse of a large number of galaxies and baryonic gas (called the intracluster medium) alongwith the collapse of a huge amount of dark matter mass of around 1013 - 1015 M all trapped within a megaparsec. Observations of temperatures and luminosity of this intracluster gas show that it is extremely hot ( 107 K) and they emit mostly in X-rays. Infact, the observed temperatures of this gas and the velocity dispersion of the galaxies corroborate the fact that they are in virial equilibrium with the background dark matter potential. With the advent of detailed X-ray imaging through Chandra and XMM-Newton, we have come to know that most clusters harbour an active galaxy (AGN) at its centre. As we know, AGNs are powerhouses of energy and they have strong outflows and jets coming out from the central black hole which can reach out to hundreds of kiloparsecs. It has become almost clear now that these AGNs also play an important role in deciding the physical state of the intracluster gas. AGNs are assumed to deposit energy via buoyant bubbles which expand as they rise in the cluster atmosphere and do mechanical work on the ICM. Such bubbles have been observed by Chandra in the last few years. With the advent of Planck, one is also able to correlate the observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect along with the X-ray observations to give a more precise understanding of the e ect of AGN and other heating scenarios on the cluster gas pro les. In this talk, I shall explore this AGN-cluster connection vis-a-vis some other heating scenarios and examine how theoretical models of cluster gas have tried to incorporate this non-gravitational heating to reconcile with recent observations.

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-27
Speaker : Prof. Purna Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of English ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ सब लोग साथ चलेंगे तो कुछ ना कुछ हो जायेगा/Sablog Sath Chalenge to kuch n kuch ho jayega ”: intersectional Feminism in Ketan Mehta ‘s Mirch Masala ‘
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 27th March 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The ninth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manisha Chakrabarty
IIM Calcutta
“Demand Analysis: Application Based on Consumption Expenditure Data- Past, Present, and Future”
March 27, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Branched Hamiltonians appearing in some simple dynamical systems"
Speaker: Prof. Bijan Kumar Bagchi, Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University
Date & Time: 20th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 03.15 pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, 3rd Floor, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eight lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Shampa Bhattacharjee
Shiv Nadar University
“Electoral Cycles in Crop Residue Burning: Evidence from India ”

March 20, 2019: 3.30 PM

Physics Weekly colloquium
20th March, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Subhendra Mohanty, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Title: Hydrogen spin oscillations in a background of axions and the 21-cm brightness temperature
Abstract: The 21-cm line signal arising from the hyperfine interaction in hydrogen has an important role in cosmology and provides a unique method for probing of the universe prior to the star formation era. The first observation of the 21-cm line from the cosmic dawn by EDGES experiment shows an anomalously large dip which indicates that the spin temperature of Hydrogen is lower than predicted by astrophysics models. I will discuss the idea that the spin flip of Hydrogen by the coherent emission/absorption of axions causes a lowering of their spin temperature and can explain the stronger than expected absorption of 21-cm light reported by the EDGES collaboration. Axion interaction with the two level HI is analogous to the Jaynes-Cummings model of a two level atom in a cavity and we derive the spin flip frequency in this formalism and I will show that the coherent oscillations frequency $\Omega \propto 1/f_a$ in contrast with the incoherent transitions between the HI hyperfine levels where the transition rates $\propto 1/f_a^2$. I will show that the axion process has a discernible effect on the spin temperature and goes in the right direction for explaining the EDGES observation.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The seventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Jyotsna Jalan
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Collective Story Editing to Increase Women's Voice in Their Households and Reduce Domestic Violence: Evidence From India”
March 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Weekly Colloquium on March 13th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Raka Dasgupta (University of Calcutta)
Title: Ultracold Atoms : The Lego Blocks Scientists Play With
Abstract : Near absolute zero of temperature, quantum mechanical effects predominate and atoms start behaving in a weird and fascinating way. Bose-Einstein condensation, Fermionic superfluidity etc. are some of the signatures of this quantum world. The best part is, at this scale, ultracold atoms resemble building blocks that can be joined in various ways to create novel and exotic physical systems. Scientists have tried to simulate traditional condensed matter systems and also to mimic some pieces of beautiful stellar physics using these ultracold atoms.

Life Science Colloquium March 2019
Date: 13th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Soumitra Sau, Amity University, Kolkata
Research area: Genomic Instability
Title: The yeast PCNA unloader Elg1 RFC-like complex plays a role in eliciting the DNA damage checkpoint
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium


Date: 27th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Adinpunya Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Title: Emission biology of floral volatiles - many new questions
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Sending information securely: need for quantum key distribution"
Speaker: Prof. Sibasish Ghosh, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc.), Chennai
Date & Time: 11th March, 2019 (Monday) at 03.45pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The sixth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Prabal Roy Chowdhury,
Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
“Racing to collusion: Incentive contracts under multiple bank lending”
March 07, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 3:30 pm at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Gautam Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta
Title: Physics Research of Meghnad Saha
Abstract: Meghnad Saha, best known for the famous Saha ionization equation, spent four decades in research and published eighty nine papers. His interests in science were varied, ranging from astrophysics and nuclear physics to geology and flood control. He also started building the first accelerator of the country and was the Director of two research institutes. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss Saha's research in nuclear physics, astrophysics and upper atmosphere. We will also focus on the relevance of his work today.

Physics Outreach Seminar
Date & Time: 7th March, 2019, Thursday, 3:00 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium
Main Speaker: Prof. Frederik G. Scholtz, Director at National Institute for theoretical Physics in Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Our Strange Quantum World
followed by interactive session

Physics Weekly Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. N. D. Hari Dass (TIFR-TCIS)
Title: Varieties of Quantum Measurements.
Abstract: The rst explicit model for quantum measurements was given by von Neumann, strongly influenced by Dirac, for the type of measurements that have come to be known as Projective Measurements. In these, the outcomes are always eigenvalues and the post-measurement state is the corresponding eigenstate. A number of very interesting measurement schemes have emerged since then, and I shall present these varieties of quantum measurements and critically assess them. That will include i) the Arthurs-Kelly Measurements of canonically conjugate observables, ii) the Protective Measurements iii) the Weak Measurements, and finally iv) the Weak Value Measurements.

Call for Papers
Student Seminar on “Religion and Politics in South Asia”
Date : 28th March,2019.
Papers on Religion and Politics in South Asia are invited from advanced post-graduate students for a one-day student seminar at the Dept. of History, Presidency University, Kolkata.
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The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-26
Speaker : Dr.Mostak Ahmed ,Assistant Professor, Department of Bengali,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : ‘ बंगाल का ग्रामीण जीवन : बांग्ला आख्यान साहित्य /‘Village Life of Bengal: Bengali Prose Narratives’
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 27th February 2018 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suresh Mutuswami,
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
“Measuring Electoral Competition: A Probability Index”

February 27, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics is organizing "An Outreach Programme in Mathematics for BSc students", aimed at advanced BSc Mathematics (Hons) students (second & third year students are preferred) on 1st March 2019. There will be lectures by some experts from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata and a quiz competition with cash prizes for the students. Further details and schedule of this programme can be found at: https://mathpresidency.wixsite.com/outreach
For enrollment please contact the secretary at +91 8906130413 or fill in the online form in the above webpage. There will be arrangements for lunch for the participants.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
27th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker:Prof. Subhabrata Majumdar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Title: On Local Dark Matter
Abstract: In our Universe, Dark Matter (DM) is ubiquitous. However, we do not know what DM actually is. Understanding the (particle) nature of DM is one of the top-most questions in all of Physics. Some of our best knowledge of DM comes from observations within the Milky Way. Using these observations, and some reasonable theoretical prejudice, we can make a start by asking the three following questions:
(1) How much DM is there around us in our neighbourhood?
(2)How fast are they moving?
(3)How does our knowledge (or the lack of it) of local DM influence our search for the nature of the elusive DM?
This talk will try to provide answers to these three fundamental questions.

The March Talk of the Month 2019, shall be delivered by Dr Nicola Streeten, British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of The Inking Woman (2018) and Billy, Me & You (2011) on“Female-ness in Graphic Novels and Comics” on 1st March 2019, Friday, 4.20pm at TNS, Main building. PFA the poster of the event.
About the Talk
Drawing on her life experience and research as comics scholar and graphic novelist, Dr Streeten will reflect on “femaleness” in comics in this illustrated talk. Starting with consideration of her graphic memoir, “Billy, Me & You” she will venture beyond the visual representation of women, to consider the femaleness of the creative process itself. An often-overlooked element of this is the approach to getting things done and making things happen. By comparing works within a UK context with those emerging from India, Streeten will use this to introduce discussion about the influence and continuing importance of feminist theories and practice.
Biography
Nicola Streeten is British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You (2011 Myriad Editions). Streeten’s doctoral research on Feminist Cartoons and Comics in Britain informed The Inking Woman (2018 Myriad Editions) a picture-led history of 250 years of women cartoons in Britain which she co-edited. She co-founded the international forum Laydeez do Comics in 2009 which launched the first women-only prize for graphic novels in progress in the UK in 2018, now run annually.
www.streetenillustration.com
www.laydeezdocomics.com Poster

Department of Economics & PUYES are jointly organizing E-Summit 2019 on 28th February and 1st March 2019. Please see the details of the programme in the attached brochure.
Brochure

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Date & Time: Feb. 20th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Abhik Basu, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Title: Correlations and Order in Two Dimensions


Abstract: Phase transitions and order are at the heart of statistical mechanics. Conventionally, phase transitions take place between phases with long range order (LRO) and disorder (or short range order - SRO), like between ice and water, or between phases with different LROs, like structural transitions in crystals, or between crystals and liquid crystals. Two-dimensional (2d) systems with continuous symmetries are exceptional in the sense that they cannot not sustain any LRO in the thermodynamic limit at any finite temperature (T), thus ruling out any conventional LRO to SRO transition. We illustrate this by focusing on the 2d XY model. We finally discuss how a novel quasi long range order (QLRO) to SRO transition at a finite T can still take place in the 2d XY model.

Three lectures by Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Prof. Swapan Chakravorty. His lectures are open to the public and the schedule is as follows:
27th February 2019: Literature is Ideology
Literature is False Consciousness
13th March 2019: Literature is Transgression
Literature is Propaganda
27th March 2019: Literature is Social Media
Literature is Fake News

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sattwik Santra,
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Frontiers in Healthcare”
February 20, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

The Department of Hindi cordially invites you to a lecture under Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-25
Speaker : Dr.Manoj Kumar Panda,Assistant Professor,Department of Philosophy,Presidency University, kolkata
Topic : ‘ दिमाग़ और भाषा: दार्शनिक परिप्रेक्ष्य /‘Mind and Language: A Philosophical Perspectives ’ Date & Venue : Wednesday , 13th February 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University,Kolkata.
All are welcome.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The third lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Subrata Sarkar,
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and challenges in emerging markets ”
February 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 13th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Sarbari Guha, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Title: The Phenomenon of Gravitational Collapse

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 14th February, 2019 (Thursday) at 3 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Projjwal Banerjee, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: Origin of Heavy Elements in the Early Galaxy

Abstract: Metal-poor stars of $\lesssim 0.8 ~\mathrm{M}_\odot$ that have [Fe/H]~$\lesssim -2.5$ are thought to have formed within $\sim 1$ Gyr after the Big Bang. Because of their low mass, they have very long lifetimes and are still around today. Surface composition of these stars are a fossil record of interstellar gas in the early Galaxy from which they were formed and are crucial for studying the early Galactic and chemical evolution. Abundance pattern of elements observed in these stars provide a unique probe of studying the nucleosynthesis and understanding the nature of the first and early supernovae. Interestingly, elements heavier than Fe group such as Sr, Ba, and Pb, that are primarily produced by neutron capture processes, are ubiquitous in these stars. Furthermore, their abundance patterns show a large variation that seem to indicate that all types of neutron capture processes, (\textsl{r})apid, (\textsl{i})ntermediate, and (\textsl{s})low, operated in the early Galaxy. The sites for neutron capture process that can operate at such early times however, is still a major puzzle. I will discuss the current status about the sites heavy element synthesis in the early Galaxy including latest results from my work on \textsl{i} and \textsl{s} process in early massive stars.

Department of English February Talk of Month

The talk will be deliered by Prof. Robert A. Yelle on his book The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013) on 8th February 2019, Friday 4.20pm at Tarak Nath Sen Auditorium.
Robert A. Yelle is Professor of Religious Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He was educated at Harvard, Berkeley, and Chicago. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Yelle is the author of several books, including most recently Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion (Chicago, 2019).
Abstract:
The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013)
The Language of Disenchantment explores the ways in which Protestant ideas concerning language influenced British colonial attitudes toward and proposals to reform Hinduism. Protestant literalism, mediated by the textual economy of the printed book, inspired colonial critiques of Indian mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions. Central to these developments was the transportation of the Christian opposition of monotheism and polytheism or idolatry into the domain of language. Polemics against verbal idolatry that had been applied previously to Catholic and sectarian practices in Britain -including the elevation of a scriptural canon over heathenish custom, the attack on the personifications of mythological language, and the critique of "vain repetitions" in prayers and magic spells-were applied by colonialists to Indian linguistic practices. In order to remedy these diseases of language, the British attempted to standardize and codify Indian traditions as a step toward both Anglicization and Christianization. The colonial understanding of a perfect language as the fulfillment of the monotheistic ideal echoed earlier Christian myths according to which the Gospel had replaced the obscure discourses of pagan oracles and Jewish ritual. By uncovering the historical roots of the British re-ordering of South Asian discourses, Yelle's work challenges representations of colonialism, and the modernity that it ushered in, as simply rational or secular.
Poster

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Feb 6th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Atanu Rajak, Presidency University
Title: Suppressed heating and pre-thermalization in chains of classical kicked rotors
Periodic drives are a common tool to control physical systems, but have a limited applicability because time-dependent drives generically lead to heating. How to prevent the heating is a fundamental question with important practical implications. We address this question by analyzing a chain of coupled kicked rotors, and find two situations in which the heating rate can be arbitrarily small: (i) marginal localization, for drives with large frequencies and small amplitudes, (ii) linear stability, for initial conditions close to a fixed point. In both cases, we find that the dynamics shows universal scaling laws that allow us to distinguish localized, diffusive, and super-diffusive regimes. The marginally localized phase has common traits with recently discovered pre-thermalized phases of many-body quantum-Hamiltonian systems, but does not require quantum coherence.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The second lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manipushpak Mitra,
Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
“Prior-free on-line mechanisms for the dynamic queueing problem”
February 6, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Mr . Atul khanna’s Session on 6th February 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Sociology Seminar Room. More..

Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata
in collaboration with
Council for Political Studies, Kolkata
Announces a day-long workshop on
“Social Science Research: Methods and Problems”
on 13th March, 2019 (Wednesday)
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Department of Political Science welcomes you to a lecture series on:
Japanese foreign Policy
Distinguished Speaker : Professor Yoshihide Soeya,
Japan Foundation Visiting Professor
And Faculty at Keio University, Japan
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theatre of Department of Political Science
Date : 5th and 6th February, 2019
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ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The first lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Arghya Ghosh,
Business School, University of New South Wales, Australia
January 30, 2019: 3.30 PM
Economics Department: Room 26
(Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room)
Poster Abstract

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

January Talk of the Month on 30th January 2019, Wednesday 3.30pm at TNS. The invited speaker is the author Chandrahas Choudhury.
Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novels Clouds and Arzee the Dwarf. His forthcoming work of fiction, set in a Chinese restaurant in Mumbai, is called Tales of My China Dragon. He is also the editor of a short introduction to Indian literature for the literature-loving traveller titled India: A Traveller’s Literary Companion. Choudhury also writes about literature, travel and politics for a number of periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, Mint, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveller, Foreign Policy, EnRoute and The National. He was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa in 2010 and at Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany in 2016. Poster

Dr. Rumpa Pal,
Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8571, Japan,
will deliver deliver a talk on the topics:
"X-ray charge density and chemical bonding analysis in molecular solids and metallic systems"

All are cordially invited to attend the seminar.
Date: 29-01-2019 Time: 4:00 p.m Venue: CLT-1
Department of Chemistry,
Presidency University, Kolkata 700073

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 30, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Suprakash Roy, Science and Culture
Title - "Early years of X-ray Research in India: Contributions of J.C. Bose and Others "
Abstract- The history of X-ray research in India is as old as the discovery of X-rays. X-ray was discovered in 1895, and within about six months of the discovery Dr. Mahendralal Sircar procured an X-ray tube at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS). Within another two years, Jagadish Chandra Bose built an improved X-ray apparatus in Presidency College, Kolkata. The first application of X-rays for clinical purpose, although in private capacity, were done independently by Dr. Sircar and Sir J.C. Bose. While main focus of the present talk will be on the ingenuity of J.C. Bose in developing the instrument and X-ray photography, achievements of other scientists like C.V. Raman and others will also be mentioned to showcase the contributions which helped India secure a global position in X-ray research and to establish a good school of physics in X-ray crystallography. The history of early years of X-ray research in India is a stimulating story of the glorious achievements of our scientists at a time when research on modern science was still at its infancy in India.

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 16th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2: PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Susmita Adhikari, Stanford University
Title - "The boundaries of Dark Matter Halos "
Abstract- "Dark matter halos are endpoints of all cosmic structure formation. They harbor stars, galaxies and all the astrophysical objects that make up the universe. I will talk about the evolution and growth of dark matter halos with particular focus on my research which concerns studying the Splashback radius- the outer boundary of halos, to obtain knowledge about different models of Cosmology like LambdaCDM, modified gravity and the nature of dark matter . I will also talk about the different observational probes weuse to study the structure of dark matter halos and the current status of measurements in the Dark Energy Survey."

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE is organising a Seminar Talk by :
Mme. Virginie Corteval
CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE KOLKATA,
Theme of the Seminar Talk :
" Indo-French Relations"
Date : January 16th, 2019 Time : 2.40PM
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theater of Department of Political Science
ALL ARE WELCOME

Public Lecture
Title: Hyperbolic and Spherical Geometry on Surfaces
Speaker: Professor Athanase Papadopoulos, CNRS Research Professor,
IRMA, Université de Strasbourg, France
Date: 11th January, 2019
Timing: 3 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium, Main Building
Presidency University, Kolkata

S. N. Bose Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. S. N. Bose
Speaker: Prof. Rahul Pandit, J.C. Bose Fellow, IISc Bangalore
Title: The Grand Challenge of Turbulence
Chair: Prof. Jayanta Bhattacharjee
Date & Time: 9th January, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM
Venue: Meghnad Saha Lecture Theatre (PLT 1), Department of Physics, Presidency University
Organized by Presidency University and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

Department of Life Sciences Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
A Public Lecture by
Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
(Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
On
January 22, 2019 at 10 AM
Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University
Please register at the following link: Register

Physics Colloquium on 2nd January, 2019 (Wednesday) at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Sobhan Kumar Sounda, Department of Physics, Presidency University
Title: E.C.G Sudarshan and his Optical Equivalence Theorem
ABSTRACT
E.C.G Sudarshan’s seminal work of 1963 founded the field of Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence. But several Physicists around the world were puzzled over the question of why the singular contribution has not been recognized or honored with Nobel Prize 2005. To a great surprise, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics in favor of Roy J Glauber “…..for his contribution to the Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence”. This is misleading. In this context a survey of Sudarshan’s work–the diagonal representation, optical equivalence theorem and Glauber’s work on optical coherence will be presented to show Sudarshan’s catalytic role in the advancement of non-classical optics.

Department of Statistics Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
A One-Day meeting with
Prof. Nitis Mukhopadhay
Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut-Storrs
On
December 20, 2018 at 2p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room,
Department of Statistics
All are cordially Invited
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Economics Department is organising a special lecture by Prof. Kajal Lahiri, University of Albany, SUNY on “How do households think of inflation? An Analysis of RBI Survey data on expectations, 2016-2018”. The lecture will be held at the Economics Lecture Theatre, on 26 December 2018 at 12.00 Noon.
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Physics Colloquium at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
(1) Date & Time: December 17th, 2018 (Monday) 11 AM
Speaker: Prof. Prajval Shastri, Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Title: Do Black Holes Inch Up the Mass Ladder?

(2) Date & Time: December 21st, 2018 (Friday), 3 PM
Speaker: Dr. Subhayan Mandal, National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Title: Probing Pseudoscalars with Pulsar Polarisation Datasets

Abstract: Recently a data set containing linear and circular polarisation information of a collection of six hundred pulsars has been released. The operative radio wavelength for the same was 21 cm. Pulsars radio emission process is modelled either with synchrotron / superconducting self-Compton route or with curvature radiation route. These theories fall short of accounting for the circular polarisation observed, as they are predisposed towards producing, solely, linear polarisation. Here we invoke (pseudo)scalars and their interaction with photons mediated by colossal magnetic fields of pulsars, to account for the circular part of polarisation data. This enables us to estimate the pseudoscalar parameters such as its coupling to photons and its mass in conjunction as product. To obtain these values separately, we turn our attention to recent observation on 47 pulsars, whose absolute polarisation position angles have been made available. Except, a third of the latter set, the rest of it overlaps with the expansive former data set on polarisation type and degree. This helps us figure out, both the pseudoscalar parameters individually, that we report here.

One-day lecture series entitled,
‘Condensed Matter Hours’
organized by Physics Department
(Convener: Prof. Arunava Chakrabarti), Presidency University
at AJC Bose Auditorium on the 21st December, 2018, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.

National Seminar on Negotiating Nature, Culture and the Future
28th February - 1st March, 2019
organised by Department of Geography,
Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata - 700 073. West Bengal, India
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Econometrics Lecture Series
Spatial Analysis:
From the Big-bang to Pre-history to the Frontier of Spatial Econometrics
Prof. Anil Bera,
Economics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anil K. Bera is an eminent econometrician, best known for developing a test of normal distribution in collaboration with Carlos Jarque. Prof. Bera is a post graduate from ISI Kolkata, and completed his doctoral research at Australian National University. He has published extensively and is named in the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent almost every semester he teaches. He received the Economics Graduate Students’ Organization (EGSO) Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching eight times since 1989, the College of Commerce Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching in 1991 and Honorable Mention of the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2005.
Abstract
We will start with a bang, i.e., the big-bang. Then after a short prehistory we will begin at the beginning of spatial analysis, around mid-18th century. The introduction will be at a general level of epidemiology. Then we will slowly move to spatial statistics, spatial econometrics and finally to, spatial urban economics. We will touch on the contrast between time-series and spatial dependence, and the need for moving from linear to non-linear models; from fixed to space varying coefficient models. More specifically, in the context of urban econometrics, we will study the price of housing; we will argue that not only the spatial dependence of house prices, but also the dependence in the variability (risk) of prices need to be considered, leading to non-linear spatial autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic (SARCH) model. The major highlight of the talk will be how to test various spatial models, particularly, in the context of possible misspecifications.
Date and timings:
3 January 2018 (Thursday): 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM & 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
4 January 2018 (Friday): 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM & 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
5 January 2018 (Saturday): 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Economics Department, Presidency University

All interested persons are requested to register for the lecture. They should send their names, designation, institutional affiliation, email id and contact number by email (mousumi.econ@presiuniv.ac.in or zakir.econ@presiuniv.ac.in) within December 20, 2018, and pay a registration fee of Rs.1500 by cash to Mr. Suraj Bera, Office of Head, Economics Department by December 26, 2018. More..

Department of Economics, Presidency University presents
A MINICOURSE ON EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS
by
Ananish Chaudhuri
Professor of Experimental Economics, & Head of the Economics Department,
University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
Lecture 1: Why experiment in economics: The rise of experimental economics and its role in economics (including demonstration of some simple experiments) — Experimental Economics or Behavioural Economics: what is the difference? — Different roles played by experiments — Experiments designed to test theory; Experiments searching for facts; Experiments designed to inform policy — Criticisms of laboratory experiments in economics
Lecture 2: Fairness and Economics: The ultimatum game — Behavior in the ultimatum game: fairness or altruism? — Do norms of fairness differ across cultures? — What does a preference for fairness have to do with economics? Fairness as a constraint on profit-making
Lecture 3: Conflict and cooperation: Defining the problem — Looking for alternative explanations — Conditional cooperation and altruistic punishments — Punishments are sufficient but not necessary to sustain cooperation — Implications for economics and evolutionary theory — Concluding remarks

18 and 28 January 2019 (From 11.00 A.M. on both days),
Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre
All are welcome but prior registration vide email to zakir.econ@presiuniv.ac.in necessary
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Department of Economics, Presidency University
presents a special lecture on
WHY PEOPLE STAY POOR?
by
Maitreesh Ghatak
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics
Member of British Academy
Distinguished Alumnus, Presidency University (erstwhile, Presidency College)
(A joint work with Clare Balboni, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, and Anton Heil)

Abstract This paper provides a test between the poverty trap and the economic fundamentals hypothesis using a unique large-scale randomised experiment that gave capital grants to poor individuals in rural Bangladesh. We find evidence that is consistent with there being a poverty trap. We identify a threshold level of initial capital needed for day labourers to take on a new and more remunerative occupational activity (livestock rearing). Individuals close to this threshold are pushed above it by the asset transfer and escape poverty whereas those further away fail to do this and fall back into poverty. We discuss the implications of our results for the design of anti-poverty policies to reach the extreme poor who live in risky environments.
18 December 2018 (11.00 am – 1.00 pm),
Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre
All are welcome.

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Celebration of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. Meghnad Saha
A Public Lecture by
Prof. Arnab Rai Choudhuri
JC Bose Fellow, Indian Institute of Science
Title: HOW THE SAHA IONIZATION EQUATION WAS DISCOVERED
Nov 27th 2018
Meghnad Saha Lecture Theatre
All are welcome

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 14 th November, Wednesday at 4-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Ajit Bikram Datta, Department of Biochemistry, Bose Institute, Kolkata
Research area: Structural biology and biophysics, Protein ubiquitination
Title: TBD
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

22nd Chandan Kumar Bhattacharyya Memorial Lecture 2018 on 15th November 2018 at 3:30 PM
Invitation

The Department of Hindi , Presidency University cordially invites you to a special lecture on
“साहित्य,संस्कृति और अध्यात्म: अंतःसम्बंध/ Literature, Culture and Spirituality: Interrelation “
The Distinguished Speaker:
Eminent Hindi writer Dr. Krishna Bihari Mishra
( Awarded ‘PadamShree’ by the Hon’ble President of India )
Date-15/11/2018, Thursday, Time: 12.30 PM
Venue: Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department,Presidency University
All are welcome

Physics colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Srubabati Goswami (Physical Research Laboratory)
Date: Nov. 14th, 2018, Wednesday. Time: 3.30 PM at Meghnad Saha Lecture Theater (erstwhile PLT-1)
Title : Neutrinos : The Nobel Connection
In this talk I will discuss the Nobel Prizes received in the field of neutrino physics and will trace the history of the neutrino and the emergence of neutrino oscillation as a solution to the solar and atmospheric neutrino problems through this. I will also mention some of the open problems in this field.

Performing Truth of Self and Relationships
What drives us? What do we desire most? What are our secrets? Whom do we love? How do we connect? Through various techniques of acting and improvisation drawn from varied performance practitioners and theorists from Konstantin Stanislavsky to Aileen Passloff, this workshop explores how we can deepen into truth of objectives, relationships and relationships in performance. More..

Physics Colloquium on 31st October 2018, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Abhishake Sadhukhan (Presidency University)
Title: Dressing method for solutions on AdS_3 with Neveu Schwarz flux
Abstract: In this talk, I discuss how the "dressing method" can be applied to solutions on AdS_3 \times S^3 background with NS-NS flux to obtain other solutions that have already been studied from a stringy perspective in the literature.

Call for Papers: Nirmal Kanti Majumdar( NKM) Memorial Lecture and Seminar
28th January 2019
Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
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Physics Weekly Colloquium on Wednesday 10th October, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Sumathi Rao (HRI)
Title : Topological phases of quantum matter
ABSTRACT: We will give a brief introduction to topology in condensed matter systems and explain the current excitement in the field of topological insulators and topological superconductors, starting from an explanation of the conductance quantisation in the integer quantum Hall effect. We will also give an introduction to emergent relativistic fermions - Dirac, Majorana and Weyl - in condensed matter systems and explain how the idea of topological protection gets extended to metallic systems. Finally, we will briefly mention some of our recent work in this field.

The Economics Department cordially invites you to attend a special lecture series on ‘The evolution of Homo Economicus’ by Dr. Parikshit Ghosh, Faculty, Delhi School of Economics. The lectures will be held from 3.00 P.M. to 5.00 PM from 29 October to 1 November 2018 at the Economics Lecture Theater.
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Invitation Card for One day International roundable conference on India and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Sukanta Chaudhuri
Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University
Title: WHAT TAGORE REALLY WROTE: THE TEXT BEHIND THE TEXT
Abstract: The works of Rabindranath Tagore present the most challenging textual scenario of any major writer in the world. He wrote voluminously in Bengali and English. Amazingly, he also revised his writings voluminously, sometimes over decades – perhaps changing a few words, perhaps virtually rewriting a work, even changing it from one genre or one language to another. The detailed study of these textual changes is not a dry bookish exercise: it is a close encounter with the working of his creative genius. The online Tagore variorum Bichitra (url: http://bichitra. jdvu.ac.in) attempts to document and analyse this textual treasure-house. Sukanta Chaudhuri, Chief Co-Ordinator of Bichitra and editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Rabindranath Tagore, will talk about Tagore’s text and its incorporation in the website.

Indian National Science Academy Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal (Animal Sciences) Lecture - 2018
Prof. Partha P Majumder

Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Distinguished Professor and Founder Director National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
“Riding the Genomics Wave to Reach New Depths of Human Health and History”
Date: 27th September, 2018; Time: 12:00 Noon
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium,
Presidency University, Kolkata
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Life Science Colloquium
Date: 26th September, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Smarajit Polley, Department of Biophysics, Bose Institute, Kolkata
Title: Yin and Yang ofIKK Signaling: Targeting Beyond the Active Site to Tame NF-kappaB
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Department of Political Science, Presidency University
welcomes you to a talk by
DR. JIGME YESHE LAMA
(Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Calcutta University)
on
Tibet as the Postcolonial Factor in India-China Relations
Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Time: 3.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Department of Political Science

Physics Weekly Colloquium
19th September, 2018 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Supratik Pal, ISI Kolkata
Title: Lambda or not too Lambda?
Abstract:Several cosmological observations more or less confirm that our Universe is expanding at an accelerated rate in recent times. The cosmic constituent responsible for this acceleration, generically known as dark energy, contributes to around 70% of the cosmic budget today. Although there are several theoretically motivated candidates for dark energy, its exact nature is still a mystery to us. With recent data we can be more or less happy with a minimal description of our Universe – the so-called Lambda-CDM model, where the term CDM stands for Cold Dark Matter and Lambda is the Cosmological Constant – the simplest possible dark energy candidate. In this colloquium, I will try to give a broad overview of the theoretical and observations aspects of dark energy. Specifically, I will try to answer to the following questions: (i) how do we describe different dark energy models in a common language called parametrization; (ii) how do we extract meaningful information about dark energy from different observations; and (iii) what is our understanding of different dark energy models so far? Towards the end, I will discuss certain disturbing issues involving the minimal Lambda-CDM model based on present observations, and try to search for possible reasons behind it. As I said, I will keep my talk at a broad overview level with no specific conclusion as such.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
12th September, 2018 (Wednesday) at 1:20 PM
Speaker : Dr. Nandan Pakhira, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol
Title : Electronic structure of metallic tetra-boride TmB4 : An LDA+DMFT study
Abstract : Recent experimental observations of magnetization plateau in metallic tetra-boride TmB4 have created a lot of interest in rare earth tetra-borides. Hysteretic longitudinal resistance and anomalous Hall Effect are other remarkable features in the rare-earth tetra-borides which represent experimental realizations of Archimedean Shastry-Sutherland (SSL) lattice. Electronic band structures, calculated under generalised gradient approximation (GGA), show that TmB4 is a narrow band system with considerable correlation in its f-level. In this talk I will address strong correlation effects in this system, studied under single-site dynamical mean field theory (DMFT) [LDA+DMFT scheme] approximation using multi-orbital generalization of iterated perturbation theory (MO-IPT). Interestingly the spectral function shows pseudo-gap like behaviour while the self-energy shows non-Fermi liquid behaviour. This arises due to non-trivial strong correlation effects present in this geometrically frustrated metallic magnets. We also consider the extant, heather-to-neglected, strong atomic spin-orbit coupling (SOC) effects present in this system. While there is a significant change in the topology of the Fermi surface in the presence of SOC, the non-Fermi liquid behaviour in self-energy survives. Finally we argue that the system can be modelled by an effective two orbital Falicov-Kimball model together with two free band like states. The talk is aimed to general audience who would like to know about strong correlation effects in real materials and technical details will be avoided in most part of the talk.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
September 5th, 2018 at 2 PM. Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Pradip Mukherjee, Barasat Govt. College
Title of the talk: Galilean gauge theory
Abstract: Galilean gauge theory is concerned with an algorithm to couple non relativistic field theories with curved space time. I will try to explain the method and indicate its important applications.

Physics Weekly Colloquium on August 29th, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Soumitra Sengupta,Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Title: Looking back at Newtonian Paradigm

"Workshop on 'The Everyday as Performance’ from 28th to 30th August,2018
by Amitesh Grover, Faculty, National School Of Drama, New Delhi
Organized by the Department of Performing Arts, Presidency University
Amitesh Grover is faculty in the National School Of Drama and performance-based artist in New Delhi, India. He creates work across art disciplines to produce performances, texts, objects, images, installations, and films.
About the Workshop –
Where do the limits of everyday life and performance intersect? How can performance make sense of, and intervene in the everyday? This workshop introduces how artists create performances out of their own experiences, using the lived everyday as primary inspiration. Exercises conducted explore ideas of performance as research, immersion, embedded-ness, and engaging public and the city through art. The workshop finally mobilises ideas about how the event’s experience takes shape as an archive.
28th August,2018: Inaugural talk 11 a.m – 1p.m
Venue : A.K Basak Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME !
29th August,2018 : Workshop with Students
30th August,2018 : Workshop with Students"

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 29th August, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Pralay Mitra, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Title: Computational protein design and its applications
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
To know more about Dr. Mitra's research please visit: http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/~pralay/

Lecture Series in advanced Economics
Semiparametric Regression Analysis
by Dr. Dhiman Bhadra on 3rd & 4th September 2018
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Special Lectures in Macroeconomics
by Prof. Niloy Bose on 6th September 2018 More..

The Department of Hindi cordially invites you to the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-21 .
Professor Swapan K Chakraborty
,
Distinguished Professor in the Humanities (Literary & Cultural studies ) Presidency University
will deliver a lecture on
’ Nature, Archeology & Literature : Few instances’
on Wednesday 29th August,2018 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department,Presidency University,Kolkata.
All are Welcome.

SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES, 2018, ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya
Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London
will deliver special lectures on
“The simple economics of violent conflict”
13th August – 16th August 2018
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Physics Weekly Colloquium on August 8th, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Abhishek Majhi, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Title: Black hole entropy from the first principles revisited
Abstract: Perhaps one of the most intriguing features of Einstein's theory of general relativity is the prediction of black holes, which can only grow or remain in equilibrium. However, if we quantize matter, then the theory predicts that a black hole emits thermal radiation and behaves like a thermodynamic system possessing an entropy given by one fourth of its area in Planck units (\ell_P^2=G\hbar/c^3). This fact necessitates the need of a quantum theory of black hole providing the description of microstates that can lead to a derivation of the entropy from the first principles. One such theory, providing the description for microstates of black holes, is Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). In LQG, one quantizes general relativity in the canonical approach. Unfortunately, the derivation of the entropy in the LQG framework is plagued with a fine tuning problem of a free parameter of the theory. I shall discuss about a possible way to tackle this problem.

Harendralal Basak Memorial Lecture 2018 on 13th August, 2018
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Department of Hindi Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you to Premchand interdisciplinary lecture series-20.
Hindi writer Ashok Kumar Pandey will deliver a lecture on ' Kashmirnama' on 1st August,2018 at 2 PM.
Venue: Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi department, Presidency University.
All are welcome.

Departmental Seminar will be held on 3 August 2018 at 4:00 pm
Subject
BANGALIR SMRITI
Speaker
Anirban Chattopadhyay Rushati Sen Biswajit Roy

Professor Swapan Chakroborti
Venue
AJC BOSE Hall, PU
Organized By
Department of Bengali, Presidency University & Dey`s Publishing
All are welcome Invitation

Physics Colloquium at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
30th July, 2018 (Monday) 2 PM: Speaker: Dr. Rajibul Islam, University of Waterloo
Title: Simulating the quantum world with trapped ions
Can physics be simulated by a universal computer? Classical physics, maybe; but what about quantum physics? Feynman's suggestion to build a computer out of quantum mechanical elements is now an active area of experimental research. While a large scale quantum computer is perhaps not practical for a long time to come, quantum simulators that can simulate a range of non-trivial quantum problems are already a reality. In this talk, I will describe quantum simulation based on laser-cooled trapped ions. Trapped ions are among the most well-controlled quantum systems and are an ideal platform for simulating a wide range of non-trivial spin Hamiltonians, such as frustrated spin models, with the ability to directly image the spin states of individual ions.

1st August, 2018 (Wednesday) 2 PM: Speaker: Prof. Surajit Sengupta, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Title: Rigidity of solids: a thermodynamic origin story
Abstract:
School textbooks tell us that the main difference between a solid and a liquid is the ability of the former to retain its shape. Any attempt at changing the shape of a solid is resisted by an internal elastic stress unless the deformation crosses a limiting value; at which point the solid fails. This naive viewpoint, although of great practical value, is, however, fundamentally incorrect. For example, one can argue that given enough time, atoms in the solid can always rearrange to eliminate stress no matter how much, or how little, the solid is deformed. Resolution of this paradoxical result lies at the core of our understanding of the behavior of solids under deformation.
Adapting ideas which were introduced recently to study glasses, we find that rigidity arises a result of a hidden first-order phase transition between phases which differ in the way they respond to changes of shape [1]. When deformed by any amount, howsoever small, the rigid solid goes into a meta-stable state analogous to superheated water. Eventually, this meta-stable state always decays by nucleating bubbles of the stable, stress-free, solid by a process very similar to how bubbles of steam appear in a kettle of boiling water. This fresh conceptual viewpoint curiously allows us to study failure of perfect crystalline solids in quantitative detail without invoking specifics of many-body, defect–defect interactions, raising hope of a more unified description of materials in the future.
[1] Nath et al. PNAS 115 E4322-E4329 (2018)
Further reading: http://nanoscale.blogspot.com/2018/06/there-is-no-such-thing-as-rigid-solid.html?at_show_links=true

A series of lectures will be delivered on "Performance Measurement Techniques" by Dr. Simanti Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Public Policy, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University on 30th, 31st July and 1st & 2nd August 2018 from 11 a.m. onwards in the Economics Department of Presidency University. The lectures will cover the following topics:
▪ The Theoretical Construct: Efficiency of a Decision Making Unit
▪ Different Classes of Models to Estimate efficiency empirically: An Overview
▪ Non Parametric Data Envelopment Analysis
▪ Parametric Econometric Models: The Evolution
All are welcome

Department of Life Sciences will host a lecture by Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey on this Wednesday, 25th July at 4-00 pm. Title: Inflammation and colorectal cancer
Venue: Departmental conference room

Physics Colloquium on three consecutive days: 23rd, 24th and 25th July, 2018
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics
23rd July, 2018 (Monday) at 2 PM
Speaker: Dr. Sambaran Banerjee (University of Bonn)
Title: “Black holes in star clusters and their implications for gravitational-wave generation"

Abstract: Black holes in densely packed ensembles of stars such as globular clusters and massive open clusters has always drawn attention due to their potential in giving rise to a number of high-energy astrophysical phenomena. At present, the interest has rejuvenated since the first direct detection of gravitational waves from a merging pair of black holes by the Advanced LIGO detector. Such “stellar-mass” black holes form due to the collapse of massive stars after their nuclear fuel has exhausted and a fraction of them remain trapped in the stellar cluster by the latter's deep gravitational potential. In this talk, I will introduce the dynamical behaviour of such a trapped and densely packed system of black holes; in particular, how it acts as an “engine” for generating binary black holes capable of merging via in-spiral and associated gravitational-wave radiation, that can be detected by the LIGO-Virgo and the LISA detectors. In this context, I shall discuss the typicalities of the binary black hole sources that can be detected by these detectors.

24th July, 2018 (Tuesday) at 11 AM
Speaker: Dr. Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya (Lawrence Technological University)
Title: "Can flavor phenomenology provide a window into new physics?"
Abstract: The Standard Model of particle physics provides a robust but incomplete picture of the universe of particles. Experiments worldwide are looking for signals of new particles and interactions that will provide a more complete picture of our universe. Flavor phenomenology provides a unique window into high-energy new physics. New interactions can significantly modify rare low-energy phenomena through quantum effects. The study of these modifications can then reveal the nature of these new interactions. In this talk, I will draw your attention to some recent low-energy studies that can potentially lead us to a deeper understanding of nature at very small length scales.

25th July, 2018 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Speaker: Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University)
Title: "Thinking the Crisis: the Humanities and the Public University"

The humanities and the public university today are alike in crisis. The future of both is imperilled, their survival in doubt. But the crisis of higher education as a whole is larger than that of the humanities disciplines. Should we then abandon the humanities in order to preserve scientific and technological education in the larger public interest? I would like to argue that the function of the humanities within the public university is to enable us to think critically, to think in times of danger, or to think the crisis, returning to the root meaning of the Greek word. I will look back at Immanuel Kant’s three essays on The Conflict of the Faculties to interrogate, not only the meaning and function of the humanities, but also the university space within which disciplines are formed, hierarchies instituted, and futures risked. I will focus particularly on the fate of the public university in India today, in the context of higher education policy.

Department of Physics
Lectures on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics on July 20, 2018 (Friday), 11 AM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Surajit Sen, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Physics Colloquium on 27th June at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre.
Speaker: Dr. Anirban Bhattacharjee, Sul Ross State University
Title: How Massive Are the Biggest Black Holes in the Universe?
Abstract:
Black hole growth plays a key part in galaxy formation and evolution as evidenced by observed correlations between central black hole parameters (e.g., mass) and galaxy-scale parameters (e.g., stellar velocity dispersion). Accurate measurements of the black hole mass are therefore required to better understand and characterize these relationships. Reverberation Mapping is a technique that is used to measure the size scale of broad line emitting gas in these systems. This size scale in conjunction with the Doppler width of the emission-line gives us black hole mass. My talk will focus on Reverberation Mapping as technique in comparison with other methods and it’s importance. I will also talk about biases and drawbacks involved in measuring the black hole mass through this technique and why measuring masses of radio-loud systems will allow us a better understanding one of these biases.

Department of Philosophy Presidency University Kolkata
Invites you to a talk on
Philosophy, Humanities and Political
By
Franson D. Manjali
Professor, Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Date- 22nd June, 2018(Friday)
Time- 11.30 AM
Venue- Seminar Room, Department of Philosophy, Netaji Subash Building, Presidency University, Kolkata

The NSS Cell of Presidency University is organizing yoga sessions on the 21st June, 2018 (Thursday) on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Department of Geology cordially invites you to a Special Lecture
on
“Kinematic analysis of deformed rocks lacking visible fabric elements – integrating AMS and EBSD data”
Speaker: Prof. Manish Mamtani, Dept. of Geology, IIT, Kharagpur
Date and Time: 6th June, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Venue: Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata

Physics colloquium on June 7th at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Nishikant Khandai (NISER)
Title: Mass and Luminosity Functions
Abstract:

One of the basic questions one wishes to address when studying Structure Formation in the Universe is "Can we predict the distribution of objects in the Universe?". These objects can mean various quantities, e.g. dark matter halos, galaxies, quasars etc. And to each of these objects we can ascribe a property of interest, e.g. mass, circular velocity or velocity dispersion, broad-band luminosity, line-flux, just to name a few. In this talk we will discuss these quantities which are known as mass functions and luminosity functions and look at theoretical advances in predicting these quantities and relating them to observations. This will be done with the aid of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation. In the end we will discuss our current effort in understanding the population of low-redshift HI-rich galaxies.

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 18th April, Wednesday at 4-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Amit Pal, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
Title: Role of microbial proteases in pathogenesis and tumor regression
Venue: PC Mahlanobis Auditorium

Physics weekly colloquium
Wednesday 18th April, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Special Celebration of the 150th Colloquium.
Speaker: Dr Suchetana Chatterjee, Department of Physics, Presidency University

Physics Weekly Colloquium on April 11th, 2018 at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Swapan Chakravorty, Presidency University
Title: Literature, History and Knowledge

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 4th April, Wednesday at 4-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Chandrima Das, Biophysics and Structural Genomics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Title: Reprogramming the Epigenomic Landscape by the Histone “Readers”: Insights on their Role as Breast Cancer Suppressors
Venue: PC Mahlanobis Auditorium
To know more about Dr. Datta's research please visit: http://www.saha.ac.in/web/technical/personal-page?mid=92&tab=tab2

Physics Weekly Colloquium
April 4th 2018 (Wednesday) at 3 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta (IACS)
Title: Electrons in Complex Materials: from Theory to Practice

Three Day National Seminar will be held on 2-4 April 2018 at AJC Bose Hall in collaboration with North East India Company (Silchar, Assam)
Subject
“The Epic of the Moment: Exploring the Narrative Cultures of the Mahābhārata”
Speaker
Dr. Goutam Bhadra, Dr. Pradip Kumar Basu, Dr. Samim Ahmed, Dr. Anirban Bhattacharjee, Dr. Prabal Kumar Sen, Dr. Gangadhar Nayacharyay, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sarkar, Dr. Arjun Choudhury, Dr. Sumit Chakraborti, Dr. satyabrata Pahari, Dr. Debaditya Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Pinak Sankar Bhattacharyay, Dr. Abhijit Roy, Dr. Pinaki Roy, Dr. Shankha Bandopadhyay, Dr. mafiz Uddin
Time
02/04/2018 at 03:00 pm to 5 pm
03/04/2018 at 10:30 to 05:00 pm
04/04/2018 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Venue
AJC Bose Hall, Presidency University, Kolkata
Organized by
Department of Bengali, Presidency University
Registration
10:00 am to 11 :30 am on 03/04/2018

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE is organising a Seminar Talk by :
MR. DAMIEN SYED
CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE KOLKATA,
Theme of the Seminar Talk :
FRANCE AND INDIA : A PARTNERSHIP OF HEART
Date : April 9th, 2018
Time : 2.40PM -3.30PM
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theater of Department of Political Science
ALL ARE WELCOME

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE is organising a seminar talk by :
MR. TAGA MASAYUKI
CONSUL GENERAL OF JAPAN, KOLKATA
Theme of the Seminar Talk :
INDO-JAPAN RELATIONS IN A FREE AND OPEN INDO-PACIFIC
DATE : April 10th, 2018
Time : 2.40 PM -3.30 PM
VENUE : Seminar Lecture Theater of Department of Political Science
ALL ARE WELCOME

Departmental Seminar will be held on 28 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Subject
BHABABHUTIR UTTAR RAMCHARIT : BANGALIR SANSKRITA SAHITYA PARA
Speaker
Gautam Bhadra
Date & Time
28 March 2018, 02:30 pm
Venue
Dr. P C Mahalanabis Hall
Organized By
Department of Bengali, Presidency University
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium
March 28th (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Shanta Dutta (Presidency University)
Title: The Stellar Universe and the Mind of Man
Abstract: My talk will try to explore how the human mind has responded to the glorious spectacle of the heavenly bodies – going beyond the initial sense of awe and wonder in an attempt to fathom their deepest secrets. I will focus more specifically on English literature of the nineteenth century to show how the stars feature both as image and symbol, how they stand both for permanence and perishability, and how new discoveries about our stellar universe impact the creative imagination of writers and artists.

Dr. Zakir Husain of IIT Kharagpur will deliver deliver a series of lectures on Endogeneity: Some Practical Issues on 22nd (1.50 - 4 pm) and 23rd March (10.50 - 2.30 pm). Post graduate students with basic knowledge of econometrics and has interest in Instrumentation may join the lectures.

Departmental seminar will be held on occasion of World Poetry Day, 21 March 2018
Subject
Amar Rastra : Amar Kabita
Speaker
Subodh Sarkar
Venue : AJC Bose Hall, PU
Date and Time : 21 March, 2018, 12.30 pm
Organized by : Department of Bengali, Presidency University
All are cordially invited

प्रेसिडेंसी विश्वविद्यालय,कोलकाता हिन्दी विभाग तथा विजया बैंक, क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय, कोलकाता के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में
अलका सरावगी के नए उपन्यास
“एक सच्ची-झूठी गाथा”
पर सच्ची चर्चा
20 मार्च 2018, 11 बजे से 5 बजे तक
आचार्य जगदीश चंद्र बोस सभागार प्रेसिडेंसी विश्वविद्यालय,कोलकाता
हिंदी विभाग आपका हार्दिक स्वागत करता है

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 21st March, Wednesday at 4-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Rupak Datta, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Kolkata Title: Pleiotropic Role of Carbonic Anhydrases in Intracellular Growth and Survival of Leishmania Venue: PC Mahlanobis Auditorium
To know more about Dr. Datta's research please visit: http://bio.iiserkol.ac.in/?page_id=4474

Physics Weekly Colloquium on March 21st, 2018 ( a tribute to Stephen Hawking)
2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Parthasarathi Majumdar (Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University)
Title : Quantizing gravity : aesthetics or compulsion?
Abstract : Starting with Einstein's Light Quantum Hypothesis, followed by a very brief review of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), we present arguments to show that that classical Maxwell Electrodynamics is only an approximation to QED. Then we introduce the basic geometrical ideas of special and general relativity (without any mathematical details) and explain how spacetime in general relativity must be dynamical. In analogy with Einstein's critique of Maxwell equations in a world where electric charge is quantized, we focus on the lacunae of general relativity in a universe which began with the so-called Big Bang and which has black holes in it. We discuss one way of quantizing gravity (known as Loop Quantum Gravity) which addresses successfully the issue of black hole entropy and has the potential to resolve the Information Loss Paradox associated with Hawking radiation from black holes.

प्रेसीडेंसी विश्वविद्यालय हिन्दी विभाग
प्रो.जगदीश्वर चतुर्वेदी ने जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली से हिन्दी में एम.ए,एम.फि‍ल्, पी.एच.डी. की। सन् 1984-85 में जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय छात्रसंघ के अध्‍यक्ष बने और सन् 1989 में हिन्दी वि‍भाग,कलकत्ता विश्वविद्यालय में प्रवक्ता पद पर नि‍युक्त हुए। बाद में प्रोफेसर पद पर रहते हुए यही से 2016 में अवकाश ग्रहण किया |
विशेष व्याख्यान
विषय:राष्ट्रवाद
स्थान:डॉ राजेंद्र प्रसाद सभागार,
हिन्दी विभाग
दिनांक:14 मार्च 2018
समय: 1 बजे दिन

आप सभी आमंत्रित हैं|

Department of History, Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites you to a One Day National Conference
On
"Archaeology, Heritage and Religion in South Asia"
Date: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Time: 10 am
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency Univeristy
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प्रेसीडेंसी विश्वविद्यालय हिन्दी विभाग
प्रो.जगदीश्वर चतुर्वेदी ने जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली से हिन्दी में एम.ए,एम.फि‍ल्, पी.एच.डी. की। सन् 1984-85 में जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय छात्रसंघ के अध्‍यक्ष बने और सन् 1989 में हिन्दी वि‍भाग,कलकत्ता विश्वविद्यालय में प्रवक्ता पद पर नि‍युक्त हुए। बाद में प्रोफेसर पद पर रहते हुए यही से 2016 में अवकाश ग्रहण किया |
विशेष व्याख्यान
विषय:स्त्रीवाद
स्थान:डॉ राजेंद्र प्रसाद सभागार,
हिन्दी विभाग
दिनांक:13 मार्च 2018
समय: 2 बजे दिन

आप सभी आमंत्रित हैं|

This is to cordially invite you all to a seminar to be held at the Department of Chemistry on 13th March 2018. Please check below for the details about time, location, speakers and topics.

1) Lecture by Professor Susan Richardson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
Date & Time: 13th March, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: CLT-1, Derozio Building, Department of Chemistry, PU
Title: What’s in my drinking water? Revealing the chemicals we cannot see.
2) Lecture by Professor Nitin Chattopadhyay, Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University.
Date & Time: 13th March, 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: CLT-1, Derozio Building, Department of Chemistry, PU
Title: Development of Potential Strategies from Simple Ideas

Abstract: New strategies with potential applications can be developed from our existing ideas and perceptions simply looking at the things from different angles with an open mind. In this talk, I will share some of such endeavors from our research group, without going into the details.
It is a common and accepted understanding that an ionic molecular probe is unable to sense ions of similar charge characteristics due to the electrostatic repulsion disallowing any hand-shaking between the two interacting partners. However, with the experience from the society and realizing the beneficial role of a “BROKER” in certain fields, we have been successful to overcome this limitation. To the best of our knowledge this is the first example of this sort. Simply through modifying the environment by introducing some selected surfactants as brokers we have been able to detect and estimate Cu2+ by the cationic fluorophore, phenosafranin.
Ratiometric absorbance of two bands of a pH sensitive probe has enabled us to detect and estimate the deadly toxic cyanide ion down to micromolar level of concentration by exploiting the school level basic chemistry knowledge of hydrolysis of cyanide salt that leads to an appreciable change in the solution pH.
In recent times, medicine has been an integral part of mankind for their healthy (!) survival. With intake of drugs, we are also inviting some ancillary effects and the situation becomes worse day by day due to the ever-increasing health hazards caused by pollution, unhealthy lifestyle and so forth. This problem may be tackled from two angles: (i) delivering the drug or pharmaceutics effectively to the site of interest through proper and efficient delivery systems (ii) excreting the excess drugs adsorbed on the cell membranes occasionally through some biocompatible methods, similar to the way we clean our dirty cloths. We have developed chemical systems composing of self-organized assemblies for the delivery of drugs to the target by means of both endogenous and exogenous activation. Excretion of probes from model membrane as well as from live cell membrane has also been demonstrated by our group exploiting the simple concept of competitive binding of probes between the two competing hosts.
An easy and useful strategy has been developed for the specific synthesis of gold nanoparticles of desired dimension, the instrument required for the size determination being a spectrophotometer only.
Thus, it is very much possible to engender imperative strategies simply from the logical extension of simple and familiar ideas.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
March 14th, 2018 (Wednesday) at 3 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Sumanta Chakraborty (IACS)
Title: A tale of two cities: Gravity and Thermodynamics
Abstract: The blackboard talk will be divided into two parts. In the first part of my talk I will discuss the action principle for classical mechanics as well as field theories and various complications thereof. Finally I will discuss how one may construct an well-posed variational principle in general relativity.
In the second part of my talk, I will discuss the thermodynamics of null surfaces. In particular I will demonstrate how various projections of Einstein's equations lead to thermodynamic identities. I will also try to point out some bizarre consequences that the above approach faces when quantum theory is brought into the picture.

Presidency University Cordially invites you to a lecture by Dr. Barbara Pauly, director of HFSP programs on Monday, March 12th.
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Department of Political Science
Presidency University
Kolkata
cordially invites you to a talk by
Achyut Chetan
(Assistant Professor, Department of English,

Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka)
on
Feminist Visions for a Constitutional Democracy:
Women’s Contribution to the Framing of the Constitution of India
Date: Wednesday, 7th March 2018
Time: 2.40 p.m.
Venue: Political Science Seminar Room
ALL ARE WELCOME
Bio Note Abstract

Physics Weekly Colloquium at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
7th March, 2018 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM
Speaker: Prof. Debnarayan Jana
Department of Physics
University of Calcutta
Title: Dimensional Analysis and Renormalization
In this pedagogical talk, we would like to discuss the connection of dimensional analysis with renormalization- a well known technique used in field theory and condensed matter system. Scaling arguments along with dimensional analysis form indeed a powerful tool in physics to solve several interesting problems. Introducing some uncommon application of dimensional analysis, method of renormalization will be demonstrated through two undergraduate (postgraduate) problems - one from electrostatics and another from quantum mechanics. In this connection, the simplicity and elegance of dimensional regularization will be highlighted. Finally, another two systems from condensed matter physics- relativistic charged scalar field in a magnetic field and Ising spin systems will be considered for the applications of renormalization methods. As a brief comment, we will point out the implications of anomalous dimension appearing in continuous phase transition. We hope these problems suitably chosen will indicate the connection between theories at different length scales.

The Entrepreneurship Development Workshop jointly organized by the Economics Department and Presidency University Young Entrepreneurs Society will be held on 8 & 9 March, 2018.
All are welcome to this event.
Brochure

Department of Mathematics is organizing "An Outreach Programme in Mathematics for BSc students", aimed for advanced BSc students (second & third year) studying Mathematics on 5th March 2018. There will be lectures by some experts from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata and a quiz competition with cash prizes for the students. Further details and schedule of this programme can be found at:
https://mathpresidency.wixsite.com/outreach
For enrollment please contact the secretary at +91 8906130413 or fill in the online form in the above webpage. A registration fee of Rs. 50/- per participant will be collected at the event. Arrangements for lunch have been for the participants.

Department of Political Science
Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you to a talk by
Professor Jeta Sankrityayana (Sikkim Central University)
on
Development Failures and Origins of Sociopolitical Movements in the Darjeeling Hills
3.00pm, 26th February 2018 (Monday)
Departmental Seminar room, Political Science Department,
Presidency University.
(ALL ARE WELCOME)

Rhythm Workshop by Pandit Parimal Chakraborty on 26th & 27th February 2018 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM at Black Box Theatre, Perforing Arts.

Presidency University and Indian Statistical Institute are jointly organizing a conference on the Frontiers of Statistical Physics during Feb 26-28 as a part of the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis.

The Venue of the Seminar has been shifted to Acharyya Jagadis Chandra Bose Auditorium, Ground Floor, Main Building on 09.03.2018 (Friday). The Registration will start at 10:00 a.m. on 09.03.2018 (Friday) in front of the Auditorium. One day seminar on some recent issues in survey sampling organized by department of statistics ,Presidency University, Kolkata in association with Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Realibility on 9th march 2018 More

Department of Political Science, presidency university
invites all to a Talk
by
Prof. Takenori Horimoto
Kyoto University
on
Japan-India Relations in the age of the
Indo-Pacific: Beyond Complementarity.
Time: 3.30 pm
Venue: Departmental Seminar Room
Date: 21st February 2018, Wednesday

A departmental seminar will be held on 21/02/2018 at 03:00 pm to celebrate the 21 February 2018 (Matri Bhasa Dibas).
Subject Rabindranath O Tar Chikitsa Bigyan Jagat
Speaker Dr. Sankar Nath
( Ex. Prof. Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata)
Place
Jibanananda Sabha Kaksh (Bengali Departmental Seminar Room)
Invitation Card

Life Science Colloquium
Date: 21st February, Wednesday at 4-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sandip Kar, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Title: Controlling Cellular Proliferation By Adjusting microRNA Dynamics
Venue: PC Mahlanobis Auditorium
To know more about Dr. Kar's research please visit: http://sandipkar8.wixsite.com/sandip-kar

Department of Hindi,Presidency University, kolkata cordially invites you to Panini lecture series on International Mother Tongue Day . Renowned Linguist Prof.Udaya Narayana Singh will deliver three Public lectures on “Dialects speak: Save me my mother!/ “बोलती बोलियाँ:माँ बचाओ ख़तरों से” on 21st February 2018.
Topics includes :
1. “Mother, why don't you teach me? "
2. "The curse of Dialects".
3. "The nature of danger".
Lectures ( one hour each) will begin from 11 am .
Venue: A K Basak Auditorium, Presidency University ,Kolkata
All are welcome.

SPECIAL LECTURE on A Monetary Business Cycle Model for India by Chetan Ghate, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Venue: Economics Seminar Room, Economics Department, Presidency University.
Date: 27th February 2018, 11 a.m. More..

Department of Mathematics is organizing a special series of lectures by three eminent mathematicians on 17th and 19th February 2018. The speakers of this event are Prof. Mahan Mj from TIFR Mumbai, Prof. Debashish Goswami from ISI Kolkata and Prof. Rana Barua from ISI Kolkata. Scheule

Special Lectures on Condensed Matter Physics
15th Feb. 2018 (Thursday) at 2:00 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker:Prof. Rajdeep Sensarma (TIFR)
Title: The Wonderful World of Ultracold Atoms
Ultracold Atoms have emerged in recent years as a novel platform to simulated quantum many body physics, both in thermal equilibrium and out of it. In this talk I will describe how these systems implement interesting many body Hamiltonians and how one can control the parameters of these Hamiltonians in these systems. I will then show a range of interesting physics that has been obtained using this novel platform.

The department of Economics, Presidency University, is organizing a two day workshop on Environment and Resource Economics on 26th and 27th February 2018. All interested students and researchers across different disciplines are requested to send their registration request to Mr. Pravesh Tamang at pravesh.econ@presiuniv.ac.in by 20th February 2018.
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Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday 14th February 2018 at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Manjari Bagchi, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Title: Exotic pairs of stellar undeads: binary radio pulsars with compact companions.
Abstract: Binary radio pulsars with white-dwarf or other neutron stars or black holes as companions serve as excellent laboratories to test various aspects of basic physics. In this talk, I will explain how orbital and stellar properties (classical and general relativistic) of pulsars, can be probed by timing stable pulsars for long enough time. I will emphasize the prospects of putting more stringent constraints on alternative theories of gravity with the help of pulsar - black hole binaries (to be discovered). I will also discuss the prospect of constraining dense matter equation of state by timing neutron star-neutron star binaries. Finally, I will give a brief update on Indian efforts to detect nano-Hz gravitational waves by timing an ensemble of stable pulsars.

National Conference on Archaeology, Heritage and Religion in South Asia
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
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Oikos - The Presidency University Economics Society along with the Economics Department is organising the second edition of Arthatantra on 16th and 17th February, 2018. The event comprises of Keynote Lectures by Arvind Subramanian (Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India) on 16th February, 2018 and Andreas Bauer (IMF Senior Resident Representative for India, Nepal, and Bhutan) on 17th February, 2018.
In addition to these two lectures there will be a panel discussion on "How the prospective progress on emerging technologies will affect out developing economy" with the eminent panellists including Dr. Avik Sarkar, Head, Data Analytics Cell at NITI Aayog, Govt. of India; Dr. Sougata Ray, Professor of Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta etc. The Event also comprises of 5 student competitions namely, Hypothesize (Paper Presentation), Neo-Quizzical (Quiz), Mr. Keynes and the Classics (Debate), The Good, The Bad and the Giffen (Strategy Game) and Beat the Market (Mock Stock).
Programme

Department of Hindi,Presidency University, kolkata cordially invites you to Panini lecture series . Renowned Grammarian Prof.V.D. Hegde will deliver three Public lectures on “ भारत में भाषा और व्याकरण चिंतन / Thoughts on language & Grammar in India “ on 6th February 2018.
Topics includes :
1- Language & Grammar: interrelation
2- Tradition of Grammar in India
3- Hindi Language & Grammar: Problems in study
Lectures ( one hour each) will begin from 11 am .
Venue: AJC Auditorium, Presidency University ,Kolkata
All are welcome.

Department of Political Science,Presidency University, Kolkata
Conference on
DALIT LITERATURE IN BENGAL
7th February 2018 Schedule Invitation

Physics Weekly Colloquium
7th February 2018, Wednesday, at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Bikash Chakrabarti, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Title: Econophysics of Income & Wealth Inequalities
Abstract:
Inequalities in income and wealth distributions have been a permanent feature of the societies in any civilization, and are characterized by established and universal laws. The century old kinetic theory for the gases had long been identified as a possible tool to explore the origin of such inequalities. Such kinetic exchange formulations for social dynamics will be discussed and the recent developments will be indicated. Extensions of the kinetic theory to collective opinion formations in societies will also be discussed.

The Department of Political Science,Presidency University
Invites you to a lecture on

“Capitalist Melancholy: Loss of reality or the Real of a Loss"
by
Prof. Soumyabrata Choudhury, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU
Time: 11AM
Date: 8the February, 2018
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
Poster

The Department of Political Science,Presidency University
Invites you to a lecture on the topic
“Idea of Pakistan and Road to Bangladesh”
by
Col(Dr.) Guru Saday Batabyal(Retd)
Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University
Time: 2.40 pm
Date: 31 January, 2018
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
Brief Bio of Speaker:
Col(Dr.) Guru Saday Batabyal(Retd) has almost four decades of cross functional experience in the Indian Army, United Nations, Ministry of Defence(MoD) & External Affairs, Industry and Academia. Presently, engaged into full time research/academic activities in the field of Defence and Security Studies ,UN Peace Keeping International Relations and Modern History of India and Bangladesh.

Department of Hindi,Presidency University, kolkata cordially invites you to
Panini lecture series.
Padma Shri Prof.Ganesh N. Devy will deliver inaugural three Public lectures
on
“ Metamorphosis of Language in our time “
on 1st February 2018. Lectures ( one hour each) will begin from 11 am .
Venue: AJC ,Presidency University
All are welcome.

'Capital after 150 years': A Roundtable Discussion
Speakers:
Prof. Anjan Chakrabarti (University of Calcutta) 'Theories of Surplus-Value and the Structure of Capital: Three Volumes'
Prof. Samita Sen (Jadavpur University) 'The Future of Work'
Dr. Upal Chakrabarti (Presidency University) 'The commodity-form and difference'
The session will be introduced by Prof. Ranabir Samaddar (CRG) and chaired by Prof. Suhrita Saha (Presidency University)
Venue: A.J. C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Date: 29 January, Time: 4-6 p.m.
Organised by
Calcutta Research Group, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, Jadavpur University, Department of Economics, Calcutta University and Presidency University All are welcome

Department of Economics presents workshop on Financial Derivatives: Pricing , Hedging and Trading 3-6 February,2018.

Department of Economics presents workshop on Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 29th January -2nd February 2018.

The Department of Sociology invites you to a talk by
Dr. Henrike Donner
Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
On
"The girls are alright ? Neoliberal ideology, class and gender in urban India"
Date: 25th January 2018
Time: 11:40 am
Venue: Seminar room, Department of Sociology
All are welcome

Physics weekly colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Tanmoy Banerjee (University of Burdwan)
January 24th (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Title: Collective phenomena in coupled oscillators
Abstract: Oscillators are omnipresent in nature. We have hundred billions neuronal oscillators in our brain that organize our cognitive system. In physics, Josephson junction and lasers are oscillators that are of quantum mechanical origin. Electronic communication systems make use of electronic oscillators. In ecology, population of species oscillates with time. All those oscillators have different time scales ranging from femto-second to few years. Although, the manifestation of oscillations are different in different fields they all are governed by a common dynamical rule. Interestingly, a bunch of coupled oscillators behave differently from their constituent elements. This is called emergent phenomenon. Synchronization, quenching of oscillation, phase-locking or entrainment are few examples of emergent phenomena. These have been the topics of extensive research in diverse fields such as physics, biology, and engineering. In this talk I will discuss several emergent behaviors shown by coupled oscillators. Special emphasis will be given to a newly discovered collective state, namely the chimera state, which is speculated to have connection with some biological phenomena, such as unihemispheric slow-wave sleep of dolphins and some migratory birds.

Department of Mathematics and Maths Club of Presidency University present "An Outreach Programme in Mathematics", aimed for 10+2 students which will take place during 26-27 January 2018. There will be motivational lectures, demonstration of mathematical models and a quiz competition. Further details of this programme can be found at:
https://mathpresidency.wixsite.com/outreach
For enrollment please contact the secretary / student representative or fill in the online form in the above webpage. A registration fee of Rs. 50/- per participant will be collected at the event. Arrangements for lunch have been made for both the days for the participants.

Department of Philosophy Presents National Seminar on Perspectives on Embodied consciousness at A.K.Basak Auditorium on 24th & 25th January 2018
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Dr. Kamrul Hossain, Associate Professor, University of Lapland will deliver a talk on the theme: "Human Security and International Environmental Law in the Arctic" on 18 January 2018 at 4 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Department of Political Science. The Department of Political Science cordially invites all to this talk.

Department of political Science,Presidency University invites you to the Wednesday Lecture on
Power and the Ontology of the Subject
by Dr. Anirban Das, CSSS,Kolkata
on 17th January 2018, 3:00 PM at Poltical Science Seminar Room
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Department of Economics, Presidency University organizing a three day workshop on
Financial Derivatives: Pricing, Hedging and Trading
on 3, 5 & 6 February, 2018.
Kindly see the attached programme for the details of the workshop.
Please write to Dr. Gagari Chakrabarti at gagari.econ@presiuniv.ac.in by 19th January 2018 for participation in the workshop.
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Department of Economics, Presidency University organizing a five day workshop on
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
during 29 January to 2 February 2018.
Kindly see the attached programme for the details of the workshop.
Please register by 19th January 2018 for participation in the workshop.
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Physics weekly colloquium on Jan 17th, 2018
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Aseem Paranjape (IUCAA)
Topic: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cosmic Web
Abstract:
The Cosmic Web is an intricate network of galaxies, gas and dark matter spread throughout the Universe, showing a filamentary organisation at the largest scales imaginable. In the past two decades or so, large-volume observational surveys have provided unprecedented depth and detail into the properties of the Cosmic Web. Remarkably, the existence and origin of this fascinating structure was already predicted by very simple models of cosmological structure formation nearly 50 years ago. However, the full multi-scale glory of the Cosmic Web, and its role in shaping the formation and evolution of the galaxies and inter-galactic medium that inhabit it, remain challenging to understand even today. In this talk, I will describe our current theoretical and observational understanding of the Cosmic Web and discuss some open questions.

A departmental seminar will be held on 17/01/2018 at 02:30 pm by the department of Bengali.

Speaker
Debidas Acharya
(Journalist & Essayist)

Subject
MAHABHARATE JANABIDROHER UPADAN
Time & Date
17/01/2018 at 02: 30 PM
Place
jibananda Savakaksha
(Departmental Seminar Hall)
Please, download the invitation card in the attachment file.

Kajal Lahiri, Distinguished Professor of Economics, and Health Policy, Management Behavior University at Albany, State University of New York will deliver a lecture on 'Forecast Combination for Binary Targets' at 3pm on 18th January 2018 at Seminar Room of Economics department.

Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata
Request the pleasure of your presence at the
National Seminar on “Life in Deep Time: Recent Researches” on January 16, 2018
Venue: Old Lecture Theatre, Department of Geology
Time: 10:00 A.M.

A departmental seminar will be held on 10/01/2018 at 02:00 pm by the department of Bengali.
Speaker
Prasenjit Chattopadhyay
(Film Artist)
Atanu Ghosh
(Film Director)
Subject
SAMPARKER MANASTATWA O MAYURAKSHI
Time & Date
10/01/2018 at 02: 30 PM
Place
Derozio Hall
Please, find the invitation card in the attachment file.
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Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 10th at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Naba Kumar Mondal
DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Title:Particle Hunter’s Guide
Abstract: From God particle (Higgs boson) to Ghost particle (neutrinos) physicists have discovered many elementary particles over the last 100 years. They are the building blocks of our universe. But unlike normal matter all around us, we cannot see these particles with our eyes. How do we know these particles exist? What are the tools needed to detect these elusive particles?.Whether you want to be a particle physicist or are just curious about the subatomic world - this session is a must for you!

Seminar -discussion to celebrate Swami Vivekananda's 156th Birth Day
Venue: AJC Bose auditorium
Time: 2 PM, 8th January 2018
Speakers: Mr. Tarun Goswami
Millenium Post
Prof. Somnath Bhattacharya
Jadavpur University
All are welcome

Due to an unavoidable circumstance, Panini lecture series by Padam Shri Prof Ganesh N Devy on 08/01/2018 is postponed.

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Premchand Lecture Series 16
Speaker : Mr. Arnab Chakraborty, Research Scholar, York University, Canada
Topic : Pubic Health service in Colonial India
Date & Time : 5th January 2018, 3 PM
Venue: Hindi Lecture Theatre, Presidency University
All are welcome

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to a
Special Lecture on the inaugural occasion of
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar
Speaker : Prof. Anuradha Lohia, Vice Chancellor, Presidency University
Topic : साहित्य से मेरा नाता
Date & Time : 9th January 2018, 2 P. M.
Venue: Hindi Lecture Theatre, Presidency University, Kolkata
All are welcome

National workshop on Statistics and its applications
(Celebrating Bi-Centinary year of Presidency )
January 29 -31,2018
Organized by
Department of Statictics, Presidency University Details

Lecture Series
Out of Joint: Interventions in the Form of Inquiries
By
Sasheej Hegde
Professor of Sociology, University of Hyderabad
Organised by
Department of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata
Venue: Seminar Room, Department of Sociology, Presidency University
Time: February 5th, 6th and 8th 2018 (3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)
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Bicentennial lecture series on
Quantum Phase Transitions
Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
4th January, 2018 (Thursday) 1:50 to 3:30 pm
5th January, 2018 (Friday) 1:50 to 3:30 pm

Speaker: Prof. Bikas Chakrabarti
Sr. Professor, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Former Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
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Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theater
Speaker: Prof. Arundhati Dasgupta
University of Lethbridge
Title: Gender and Futuristic Physics
Abstract: Physics is the study of matter and its interactions, and by its formulation appears to be `gender neutral’. An objective study of `natural phenomena’ ; what might physics have to do with gender –a social construct? In this talk we will debate this question, and discuss how the practice, style and culture of physics is influenced by gender. Diversity and gender also affect the interpretations of natural laws and the theories which attempt to explain them. We will discuss how we need to reform physics so that a feminist physics consciousness `emerges’ in the future. This might be important for the new discoveries, but also for the security of the only space-ship we have for our maiden cosmic voyage, our earth.

Department of English is organising a two-day international conference: Nineteenth-Century Synergies: Ventures at Home and (Ad)Ventures Abroad; 22nd and 23rd Feb 2018, Deadline for Abstracts is now extended to 23rd Jan 2018.

Department of Chemistry, Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
Two Day Symposium – Seminars & Academic Outreach Programme
Poster Presentation and 22nd National Chemiquiz
On January 4-5,2018
Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University
Programme Schedule: INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHEMIQUIZ 2k18

A departmental seminar will be held on 03/01/2018 at 02:30 pm by the department of Bengali.
Speaker
Ranjan Bandopadhyay
(Writer & Essayist)

Subject
Rabindranather Mon

Time & Date
03/01/2018 at 02: 30 PM
Place
A J C BOSE Hall
Please, download the invitation card in the attachment file.
Invitation card

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