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    1 04-08-2021 OSIRIS-REx: Sample science and the geologic context for the return regolith from active asteroid Bennu Click Here Prof. Harold C. Connolly Jr Rowan University, NJ, USA
    2 11-08-2021 Reaching the sky: Indian Launch Vehicles Click Here Shri S. Somanath Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram
    3 18-08-2021 Confined water: Many surprises Click Here Prof. Prabal K Maiti Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    4 25-08-2021 Our immunity and emerging diseases Click Here Prof. Chandrima Shaha Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
    5 01-09-2021 Floods in a Changing Climate Click Here Prof. P P Mujumdar Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    6 08-09-2021 Safety of nanomaterials: A journey from research to policy Click Here Prof. Alok Dhawan Centre of Biomedical Research, Lucknow, India
    7 15-09-2021 Green energy and clean water from the Oceans Click Here Dr. Purnima Jalihal National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, India
    8 22-09-2021 Prospects in Solar Physics for the Next Decade: a Multi-messenger Era Click Here Dr. Valentin Martinez Pillet National Solar Observatory (NSO) Boulder, USA
    9 29-09-2021 Dynamics of aurora and airglow in the upper atmosphere and space around the Earth Click Here Prof. Kazuo Shiokawa Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Japan
    10 06-10-2021 A Song for the SOL Click Here Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta Senior Advisor for New Initiatives, Heliophysics, NASA GSFC/HQ Program Scientist
    11 13-10-2021 The mystery of Venus lightning Click Here Dr. Ralph Lorenz Planetary scientist and Engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Maryland, USA
    12 20-10-2021 Earth System Science for Socio-Economic Benefits Click Here Dr. M. Rajeevan Former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India
    13 27-10-2021 What are exoplanets made of? Molecular line lists to aid the characterisation of exoplanets. Click Here Prof. Jonathan Tennyson FRS, Massey Professor of Physics and Head of Department, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (UCL), Chief Scientist, Quantemol Ltd, UCL
    14 03-11-2021 Opportunities and Challenges beyond Mangalyaan in Interplanetary Missions and Planetary Protection Measures Click Here Prof. V. Adimurthy ISRO Honorary Distinguished Professor, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
    15 10-11-2021 Business Journey and Learnings on the Way Click Here Shri Sanjay Lalbhai Chairman and Managing Director, Arvind Ltd., Ahmedabad
    16 17-11-2021 The Sun's Magnetic Field and Global Climate Change Click Here Prof. Sami K. Solanki Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, MPS, Göttingen, Germany
    17 24-11-2021 GEOTRACES and Southern Ocean iron biogeochemistry - where have we come? Click Here Prof. Andrew Bowie Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
    18 01/12/2021 The Development of the East Asian Observatory Click Here Prof. Paul Ho Director, JCMT & East Asian Observatory
    19 08/12/2021 Shedding light on the Dark Matter in the Universe Click Here Porf. Rohini Godbole Hon. Professor, IISc, Bangalore
    20 15/12/2021 Future Colliders Click Here Prof. Sreerup Raychaudhuri Dean, Administration and Professor, TIFR, Mumbai
    21 22/12/2021 Sustainable groundwater resource use in India- Achievable or a mirage? Click Here Prof. Dipankar Saha Chair Professor, Manav Rachna International Institute for Research and Studies, Faridabad. Former Member, CGWB
    22 29/12/2021 From P. C. Ray to the present: Chemistry in Action Click Here Prof. V. Chandrasekhar Director, TIFR, Hyderabad
    23 05/01/2022
    10:00 AM (IST)
    Organic Matter in the Universe Click Here Prof. Sun Kwok Professor Emeritus, Laboratory for Space Research, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and University of British Columbia
    24 12/01/2022
    10:00 AM (IST)
    Societal and Economic Impacts of Space Weather Click Here Prof. Dan Baker Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
    25 19/01/2022
    10:00 AM (IST)
    Squeezed light from abstraction to real life applications: sensing and imaging well beyond standard quantum limit Click Here Prof. Girish S. Agarwal, FRS University Distinguished Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University, Texas
    26 26/01/2022 Grassroots Innovations: Mining the Minds of Masses Click Here Brigadier (Retd.) P. Ganesham President, Innovation Diffusion Center, Palle Srujana, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad
    27 02/02/2022 The oceanic geochemistry of the transition metals: tools to quantify the history of the oxygenation of the surface Earth Click Here Prof. Derek Vance Professor, ETH Zurich
    28 09/02/2022 Prevention is Health, and Wealth Click Here Dr. Gagandeep Kang FRS, Professor, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    29 16/02/2022 Human Space Program - challenges and strategies Click Here Dr. V. R. Lalithambika Distinguished Scientist & Former Director, Directorate of Human Space Programme, Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore
    30 23/02/2022 Realising A Dream:Vikram Sarabhai and Television for Change Click Here Dr. Mallika Sarabhai Director, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad.
    31 02/03/2022 Ultra-violet Imaging Telescope and beyond Click Here Dr. Annapurni Subramaniam Director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore.
    32 09/03/2022 Sport - An Integral component of Nation building Click Here Ms. Ashwini Nachappa Olympian, Arjuna Awardee, Founder Ashwini's Sports Foundation Managing Trustee, KALS
    33 16/03/2022 Open Access in Astronomy Click Here Ms. Uta Grotkopf Head, Library and Information Centre ESO - European Southern Observatory, Germany
    34 23/03/2022 Quark-Gluon Plasma: the perfect and most vortical fluid Click Here Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty Professor, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
    35 30/03/2022 Quantum entanglement at all distances Click Here Prof. Subir Sachdev Herchel Smith Professor of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge
    36 06/04/2022 Uttar Pradesh Metro: Building Modern Urban Transport Systems for the Changing Needs of the Cities: Challenges and Lessons Learnt Click Here Shri Kumar Keshav Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
    37 13/04/2022 ASTRO 3D Click Here Prof. Lisa Jennifer Kewley Australian National University, Australia
    38 20/04/2022
    17:00 – 18:00 hrs. (IST)
    The ozone layer, its science, and its policies Click Here Prof. A R Ravishankara University of Colorado Boulder
    39 27/04/2022 Predictive understanding of the Indian monsoon in a changing climate Click Here Dr. R. Krishnan IITM
    40 04/05/2022 The Cold Universe: A Journey to our Cosmic Origins Click Here Prof. Pierre Cox Director of research, CNRS, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris IAP, France
    41 11/05/2022 Next Generation Species Specific and Eco Friendly Antibiotics and thoughts about the origin of life Prof. Ada Yonath Director, Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    42 18/05/2022 Infrared eyes: Exploring the solar system using infrared instruments Click Here Prof. Philip R. Christensen Regents' Professor, Geological Sciences, Ed and Helen Korrick Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration Arizona State University, USA
    43 25/05/2022 Living Beyond 100 Years - Myth or Truth? Click Here Dr. Parthiv Mehta MD FCCP, Senior Pulmonologist – Intensivist, U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology, Mehta Hospital & Cardiopulmonary Care Centre, Central United Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
    44 01/06/2022 Hunting elephants in a room: new ways to search for dark matter and other adventures Click Here Prof. Dmitry Budker Section Leader, Helmholtz Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany and Professor of Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    45 08/06/2022 Role of Plate Tectonics and Climate in the Evolution of Tropical Angiosperms: Evidence from Indian Fossil Records Click Here Dr. (Mrs.) Vandana Prasad Director, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow
    46 15/06/2022 A Historical Journey to Discover the Mysteries of Air Click Here Prof. Guy Brasseur Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
    47 22/06/2022 Explore and Learn Click Here Shri Atul Karwal, IPS Director General, National Disaster Response Force and, Director, SVP National Police Academy Hyderabad
    48 29/06/2022 COVID 19 in India - Opportunities & Challenges Click Here Dr. Raman R. Gangakhedkar Dr. C. G. Pandit National Chair, Indian Council of Medical Research
    49 06/07/2022 The Circuits of Sensation: How We Perceive the World Click Here Prof. Shubha Tole Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    50 13/07/2022 मेरी भाषा, मेरा देश Click Here Shri Vishnu Pandya Chairman, Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Govt. of Gujarat
    51 20/07/2022 Luck and Networking - how they can help you Click Here Mr. Luis Miranda Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder Indian School of Public Policy
    52 27/07/2022 Probing the Universe with radio waves : landmark achievements in India over the years Click Here Prof. Yashwant Gupta Centre Director, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
    53 03/08/2022 EVOLUTION OF QUANTUM THEORY & A SIMPLE DERIVATION OF BELLS INEQUALITY Click Here Prof. Ajoy Ghatak The National Academy of Sciences India, Prayagraj & Optics & Photonics Centre, IIT Delhi
    54 10/08/2022 Science and the Challenges of Climate Change Click Here Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai Director, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad
    55 17/08/2022 Leadership in bridging inclusive science and creative society: lessons for learners Click Here Prof. Anil Gupta CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow 2018-21, Founder, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, GIAN & NIF, Visiting Faculty, IIMA & IITB and Academy Professor, AcSIR
    56 24/08/2022 Seismological Research and Gujarat’s Initiative Click Here Dr. Sumer Chopra Director, Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar
    57 31/08/2022 The Sarasvati River and the Indus civilization Click Here Prof. Michel Danino Visiting Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar
    58 07/09/2022 From Ocean Science to Blue Economy Click Here Dr. Shailesh Nayak Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
    59 14/09/2022 Other Worlds in the Cosmos? The Search for Planets Similar to our Earth and...perhaps Sheltering Life! Click Here Prof. Michel Mayor Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    60 21/09/2022 Threat of the Sun and Superflares Click Here Prof. Kazunari Shibata Emeritus Professor-Kyoto University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor-Doshisha University
    61 28/09/2022 Space: the less explored dimension of light Click Here Prof. Siddharth Ramachandran Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering, Physics & Materials Science, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    62 06/10/2022 Space Technology and Future Society Click Here Dr. K. Radhakrishnan [Former Chairman, Space Commission/Secretary, Dept. of Space & Chairman, ISRO], Member, Space Commission, Member, National Security Advisory Board, Chairperson, the Board of Governors-IIT Kanpur & IIT Ropar, Chairman, Standing Committee-IIT Council, and Chairman, Oversight Committee, Science and Engineering Research Board
    63 12/10/2022
    64 19/10/2022
    65 26/10/2022
    66 02/11/2022
    67 09/11/2022
    68 16/11/2022
    69 23/11/2023
    70 30/11/2022
    71 07/12/2022
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    74 28/12/2022
    75 04/01/2023
  • Special Talks 3
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    1 23-08-2021 Special [email protected] Lecture on Fire Safety Sh. Deepak Asthana Assistant Commandant Fire/CISF
    2 24-08-2021 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF A WOMEN AT WORK PLACE Ms. Sowmya Lakshmi Bhat Advocate & Law Advisor, Co-Founder, Sasha (Support Against Sexual harassment at workplace)
    3 26-08-2021 Finding extraterrestrial organics and water in Itokawa samples returned by the Hayabusa mission Dr Queenie Chan Assistant professor, The Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    4 01-11-2021 Independent India @75: Self-Reliance with Integrity Shri Pawan Srivastava IPS and Director, Central Academy of Police Training, Bhopal
    5 14-02-2022 Hygiene, Health and Sanitation: Impact on Human Lives and Society Dr. Deepak C. Jagani Principal (Retd.) All India Institute of Local Self-Government (IILSG), Ahmedabad
  • PRL Platinum Planetary Seminar Series (PPP-SS) 40
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    1 02-09-2021 Micrometeorites on the Earth surface: Understanding their origin and properties Dr N G Rudraswami Principal Scientist, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
    2 09-09-2021 Water, Asteroids, and Planet Formation Dr. Maitrayee Bose Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
    3 16-09-2021 Shock-induced incongruent melting of olivine and formation of natural Fe-bearing aluminous bridgmanite in ordinary chondrites Dr. Sujoy K Ghosh Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    4 23-09-2021 AGB stars and their dust grains in the solar system Dr. Nan Liu Research Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Space Sciences, Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis
    5 30-09-2021 Sulfur isotope anomalies in Acfer 094 inherited from the Irradiation of the Protosolar Molecular Cloud by Massive Nearby Stars Dr. Lionel Vacher Washington St. Louis U. S. A.
    6 06-10-2021 Isotopic and elemental studies of presolar graphite grains and what they tell us about their parent stars Dr. Manavi Jadhav Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Geosciences, University of Louisiana, U. S. A.
    7 14-10-2021 Minor and trace element concentrations in adjacent kamacite and taenite in the Krymka chondrite Dr. Smail Mostefaoui Institut de Mineralogie, Physique des Materiaux et de Cosmochimie, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
    8 21-10-2021 Nascent Sun & repetitive Superflares Dr. Ritesh K. Mishra Application Engineer, Cameca
    9 28-10-2021 Entering an Unseen World: Biology vs. Science – Who sees further? Dr. Frank Gyngard Lecturer on Medicine and Research Scientist, Center for NanoImaging, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital U. S. A.
    10 12-11-2021 Heterogeneous accretion of volatiles to Earth's mantle reservoirs Dr. Rita Parai Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, U. S. A.
    11 18-11-2021 Constraining thermal processing of dust grains in space and on the surface of airless bodies through in-situ laboratory experiments Dr. Pierre Haenecour Assistant Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson
    12 25-11-2021 Serpentinization of iron-rich olivine and its potential for abiotic methane synthesis in planetary bodies Dr. Alik Sundar Majumdar Assistant Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson
    13 09-12-2021 The Origins of Organic Matter and Amorphous Silicates in Meteorites – Clues from Nanoscale Investigations Prof. Christian Vollmer Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad
    14 16-12-2021 Isotopic constraints on the conditions of chondrule formation in carbonaceous chondrites Prof. Yves Marrocchi Research Director at CNRS, Deputy Director of the CRPG, France
    15 23-12-2021 First Formed Solids: Records of the Earliest Times of the Solar System Dr. Prajkta Mane Visiting Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute (USRA), Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston
    16 30-12-2021 Chondrites and the early solar system Dr. Yogita Kadlag NCCR PlanetS advanced Post-Doctoral fellow Universität Bern, Switzerland
    17 06-01-2022 Nucleosynthetic heterogeneity in the early solar system: insights from Nd isotopes Dr. Nikitha Susan Saji Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    18 13-01-2022 How well can we link meteorites to asteroids Prof. Thomas Burbine Department of Astronomy, Mount Holyoke College, USA
    19 20-01-2022 Origin and evolution of nitrogen on planetary bodies in the inner solar system Dr. Evelyn Füri Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CRPG, CNRS-UL), France
    20 27-01-2022 Chondrule formation: A controversial issue among different models Dr. Maria Eugenia Varela ICATE-CONICET, San Juan, Argentina
    21 03-02-2022 Condensation and Radial Transport of Filamentary Enstatite Crystals from Interplanetary Dust Prof. Ryan Ogliore Washington St. Louis, U. S. A.
    22 10-02-2022 Volatiles on Mars - from meteorites to sample return Dr Susanne P. Schwenzer Associate Director Astrobiology OU, School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, U. K.
    23 17-02-2022 Oxygen isotope systematics of chondrules: regional heterogeneity of oxygen isotope reservoirs in the solar nebula Dr. Daisuke Nakashima Tohoku University, Japan
    24 24-02-2022 Atomic-Scale Structure and Non-Stoichiometry of Meteoritic Hiboni Dr. Jangmi Han University of Houston, U. S. A.
    25 03-03-2022 Condensation and Radial Transport of Filamentary EnstatiteCrystals from Interplanetary Dust Prof. Ryan Ogliore Washington St. Louis, U. S. A.
    26 10-03-2022 Hands-on Astrophysics: Analysis of Presolar Stardust Grains to Decipher Stellar Nucleosynthesis Dr. Reto Trappitsch Brandeis Waltham, MA, USA.
    27 01-04-2022 Meteorites from Morocco: An overview Prof. Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock FSAC, Department of Geology, Casablanca MOROCCO
    28 07-04-2022 The Ancient Climate of Mars: Was the Ambient Climate 'Warm and Wet' or 'Cold and Icy'? Dr. Jim Head Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (Research), Brown University
    29 21-04-2022 Understanding Planetary Differentiation from Hf-W systematics Dr. G. Srinivasan Bhopal
    30 05-05-2022 Thermal alteration of CM chondrites: Mineralogical changes and metamorphic temperature Dr. Ashley King Future Leader Fellow, UK Research and Innovation, Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, UK
    31 12-05-2022 Aqueous alteration of primitive meteorites Dr. Wataru Fujiya Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, Japan
    32 19-05-2022 Mars - A short history through time Dr. Stephanie C. Werner Professor of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
    33 26-05-2022 The Terrestrial Impact Record Prof. Christian Koeberl University of Vienna, Austria, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    34 02-06-2022 How hot and wet is the Moon: Insight from experiments Dr. Ananya Mallik Assistant Professor, (The RealReal Inc. Endowed Chair in Gem Science), Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    35 16-6-2022 Primordial noble gases in primitive meteorites Dr. Tomoya Obase Hokkaido University, Japan
    36 30-06-2022 Tin stable isotope variations in natural materials: Implications for planetary and nebular processes Dr. Dipankar Pathak Isotopengeologie Gruppe, Institut für Geologie, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    37 07-07-2022 A Time-Line for the Formation of Terrestrial Planets Prof. Klaus Mezger Institute of Geological Sciences and Center for Space and Habitability, University of Bern, Switzerland
    38 28-07-2022 Infrared Spectroscopy for the BepiColombo Mission to Mercury Dr. Andreas Morlok University of Münster, Institut für Planetologie, Münster
    39 04-08-2022 The Impact of Impact Prof. Dr. Philippe Claeys Head of the Analytical, Environmental and Geochemical Research, Group, VUB, Brussel
    40 18-08-2022 Volcanism, crustal cooling and impact history of the differentiated asteroid Vesta through the lens of the 40Ar/39Ar technique Prof. Fred Jourdan Head of Discipline: Geology, Director of the Western Australian Argon Isotope Facility, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Perth WA6845
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