New study uses ideas from string theory and quantum field theory to simplify calculations of transcendental numbers, like pi and Euler’s Zeta function.

Chemical ecology

Bengaluru
27 Mar 2018

Latest research from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, demonstrates how chemical interactions take place between wasps and fig trees and the tussle between pollinating and non pollinating wasps.

Bengaluru
23 Feb 2018

Termites are known to be efficient farmers who farm a kind of fungus in their colonies to digest the wood that they feed. Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore and École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, explore whether the termites prefer a certain species of fungus and if they can identify weed fungi and remove them.