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Mathematics

Bengaluru | Sep 10, 2020
Nature's parenting paradox. Males, not females, may gain more by caring for their young

A pair of Crested treeswift with its egg [Image credits: Aditya Pal / CC BY-SA 4.0]

Mathematical models show that males should be selected to care more for their offspring rather than desert them.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 29, 2020
Poets and Quants

Genius is when someone’s works are so profound that they not only stand the test of time but test the truths of time. It has been 100 years today since Srinivasa Ramanujan was cruelly snatched away at a young age of 32. His works are yet to be fully deciphered.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive
Kanpur | Nov 15, 2018
Image: Prof. Nitin Saxena, Photo credit: Mr. Girish Pant

Prof. Nitin Saxena, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, has been awarded the 2018 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his work in Algebraic Complexity Theory. One of the youngest awardees, Prof. Saxena’s research interests include Computational Complexity and Algebraic Geometry.

General, Science, Technology, News
Mumbai | Aug 6, 2018
Photo : Chimera,  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Undergraduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay reveals the origin of the ‘chimera state’ in coupled oscillators

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 31, 2018
Photo : Karsog (17) by Travelling Slacker

IIT Bombay professor surveys strategies for applying game theory to distribution of electricity

General, Science, Deep-dive
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