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Fifth Indo-American Symposium

Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

April 7-10, 2013
Agra, India

Sessions:

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 Battle of the Sexes

Organizers: Sutirth Dey and Todd Oakley

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: 
Sexual Conflict
Alison Pischedda, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

SPEAKERS:
Battle of the Sexes: The Resolution of Sexual Conflict
Ryan Calsbeek, Dartmouth University, USA

Interlocus Sexual Conflict and the evolution of Life-histories
NG Prasad, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India


 Dark Matter / Dark Energy

Organizers: Kedar Damle and Jennifer Raaf

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Dark Matter / Dark Energy
Subha Majumdar, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

SPEAKERS:
Dark Particles of the Universe
Sudhir Vempati, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Marcelle Soares-Santos, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Organizers: Patrick Gonzalez and Sachchidanand Tripathi

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Mahesh Sankaran, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

SPEAKERS:
High Resolution Regional Climate Downscaling
Sabin Thazhe Purayil, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India

Will Animals be Able to Track Projected Changes in Climate?
Joshua J. Lawler, University of Washington, USA


 Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage: Discovery through Experimental and Computational Approaches

Organizers: Charusita Chakravarty and Abhijit Shevade

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Don Siegel, University of Michigan, USA

SPEAKERS:
Keeping Up With the Increasing Demands For Electrical Energy Storage and Conversion: Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Materials For Energy
Jeff Sakamoto, Michigan State University, USA

Materials for Modern Rechargeable Batteries: Lithium-Based Battery as a Case Study
Aninda Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science, India

 Planet / Star Formation

Organizers: Kevin Hand and Annapurni Subramaniam

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
More Than 800 Planets: An Introduction to These Wonderful Customers for Astronomers
Sujan Kumar Sengupta, Indian Institute of Astrophysics

SPEAKERS:
Low Mass Star Formation in The Solar Neighborhood
Maheswar Gopinathan, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, India

The Birth of Planets in the Solar System and Beyond
Andrew N. Youdin, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Graphs, Randomness and Computation

Organizers: Siddhartha Gadgil and Chad Topaz

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Graphs, Randomness and Computation
Prahladh Harsha, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research

SPEAKERS:
Every Graph has a Sparse Approximation
Nikhil Srivastava, Microsoft Research, India

Tracing Information Flow Online
David Liben-Nowell, Carleton College

 Quasiparticles and Semiconducting Devices

Organizers: Farinaz Koushanfar and Guruswamy Kumaraswamy

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:

Massless Electrons and Fractionally Charged Particles in Graphene
Andrea Young, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SPEAKERS:
Semiconducting Nanowire Field Effect Transistor for Nanoelectronics and Nanomechanics
Mandar M. Deshmukh, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Topological Quantum Computation and the Search for Non-Abelian Majorana Modes in Solid State Systems
Jay Sau, Harvard University

 Systems Biology and Medicine

Organizers: Matthew Evans and Mitali Mukerji

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Systems Biology – Linking Genotype to Phenotype
K.V. Venkatesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

SPEAKERS:
Thinking About Fast Evolutionary Processes by Genome Analysis of Tumors and RNA Viruses
Raul Rabadan, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

From Systems Biology to the Clinics
Anurag Agrawal, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

The Indo-American Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation to the National Academy of Sciences in organizing the Frontiers of Science symposia series.

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