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Bengaluru | Feb 20
Photos : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India visited the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) at Hosakote. He was welcomed by Prof. P Sreekumar, Director of IIA and Prof. G C Anupama, Dean and Professor-in-charge of CREST and others at CREST.

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Bengaluru | Feb 16
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters. Left to right : Sachin Gaur (project EU-India Co-operation), Stefan Ipach (RBCCPS), Thierry Monteil & Samir Medjiah (University of Toulouse)

The European Union delegation is organizing a hackathon for smart city applications at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), here from today.

The hackathon aims to encourage designing new applications that a smart city could offer its citizens, its elected officials or its technical and administrative services.

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Bengaluru | Feb 15
Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

Do animals have consciousness and free will? Are they capable of making informed decisions or do they merely act out based on instinct?

A unique interaction and discussion took place at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, on 14th of February on “Animal Minds”. The session consisted of a philosophical enquiry into the minds or the lack thereof, of non-human animals.

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New Delhi | Feb 11
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Goa is a paradise for those seeking the sun and the sea. The coconut trees lining the shores, the bird calls from the mangroves, and the vast Arabian sea make for a perfect holiday. If you are in Goa until the 28th of February, you have a chance to see more than the sandy beaches and the tropical sun. It is the unique exhibition Ek Pradarshini 2018.

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New Delhi | Feb 8

Spirit of inquiry and curiosity are traditions in India,  country that has a history of nurturing science, said Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at a seminar organised as a part of the second edition of Nobel Prize Series, India, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

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Panaji | Jan 31

After a successful first edition, the second edition of the Nobel Prize Series-India is all set to kick off tomorrow at the Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa. The event is jointly organized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, India along with the Government of Goa and Nobel Media AB.

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New Delhi | Jan 24

FrogFest is a unique exhibition held at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) office at New Delhi showcasing frogs in art and in nature. It showcases around 500 frog artefacts with a spotlight on the need for conservation of the amphibians.

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Vadodara | Jan 22
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The Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI) conference is underway at the Maharaja Saiyajirao University in Vadodara—commonly referred to as the cultural capital of Gujarat. The four-day conference, commencing on the 22nd of January and concluding on the 25th of January, 2018, gives early career ecologists an opportunity to interact with like-minded students from across the country to exchange ideas and collaborate.

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New Delhi | Jan 20
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A coffee table book on the C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers, highlighting the successful journey of the programme, was launched jointly by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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Bengaluru | Jan 18
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Prasad Raghavendra, Associate Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and David Steurer, professor of theoretical computer science at ETH Zurich have been chosen as the winners of the first Michael and Sheila Held prize. They were chosen “for a body of work which revolutionizes our understanding of optimization and complexity in computer science” announces a press release from the academy.

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