Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Endowment lecture at CESS tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram: Noted theoretical physicist and cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan will deliver the ninth Prof. C. Karunakaran endowment lecture at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) here on August 13.

The title of the talk would be �Our changing view of the cosmos.

A recipient of the Padma Shri award in 2007, Prof. Padmanabhans research spans a wide variety of topics in gravitation, structure formation in the universe and quantum gravity.

Prof. C. Karunakaran was the Director General of the Geological Survey of India and founder-director of CESS.

He led the first joint scientific expedition to the great Nicobar island in 1965, an endeavour that gained world attention

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