non equilibrium dynamics interacting particles

The Department of Physics is going to host the sixth instalment of the Eminent Guest Lecture Series: An Odyssey of Physics on March 19, 2022, at 03.00 PM IST with Prof Parongama Sen from the University of Calcutta as the keynote speaker. Dr Sen will be speaking on” Non-equilibrium dynamics of interacting particle systems with annihilation”.

Prof Parongama Sen has been teaching at the University of Calcutta as Professor since 2008. She received her PhD from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta in 1993. She was also awarded APS-IUSSTF Professorship in 2012-13. Her research interests include statistical physics: phase transitions and critical phenomena in magnetic systems, networks, quantum systems, percolation etc. and dynamical phenomena in complex physical and social systems.

Non-equilibrium dynamics of interacting particle systems with annihilation

There has been tremendous research activity on the evolution of systems comprising of interacting particles in Statistical Physics over the last few decades. This lecture particularly considers those systems in which the particles (also called reactants) may get annihilated instantaneously upon contact or merged as a single species, both of which reduce the particle number. Some of these processes have a one-to-one correspondence with the coarsening dynamics of spin systems and play an important role in the development of non-equilibrium Statistical Physics.

Usually, one considers diffusive motion when the particles move freely, and some known results in this context will be discussed. Here, the speaker notes that the dynamics may also be considered in terms of population densities rather than individuals and examples include models of epidemic spreading.

Finally, she will focus on a model in which the reactant particles are driven by a dynamic bias that radically changes the scaling behaviour of the relevant quantities. The results will be presented for such a system, highlighting the microscopic dynamics, which reveal a crossover behaviour.

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Australian universities

Statement of Purpose is required for both university applications and visa purposes. Knowledge about SoP, intakes, scholarships can increase the chances of admission for an aspirant. Since we understand the significance of studying abroad, let us hear from Mr Avinash Darla as he talks about the prerequisites for studying in Australia.

The office of International Relations and Higher Studies organises the session with Mr Avinash on the topic “Study in top Australian universities – Intakes, scholarships, guidelines for SOP & visa preparations” as a part of the Higher Studies series. All students are invited to participate in this informative session on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 3.00 pm.

About the Speaker

Mr Avinash Darla is the Branch Manager of IDP Education, India. He has 11+ years of experience in the Education Industry- Training, Overseas & Domestic Education. He has served as the Business Head of Abroad Avenue, Branch Manager of Akash Education Pvt Ltd, State Head of Fliplearn Education India, etc. He has also received multiple certifications from esteemed organisations like Qualified Education Agent Certification – PIER International, Australia; Study & Live in UK Certification – British Council & Future Learn; Business Strategies Education & Development- University of Hertfordshire, UK and many more.

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PsychologyThe Department of Psychology is organising a guest lecture on the topic “Prospective Memory and Aging in Medical Adherence: An Experimental Investigation”. Prof Azizuddin Khan, Professor at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Bombay will engage the audience on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 03.30 to 04.30 pm.

There are several studies happening across the world regarding implications of theoretical models and empirical findings associated with laboratory studies of prospective memory for medication adherence behaviours. Memory is a fickle thing; it changes as we age. Learn more by joining this session on January 27, 2022, at 3.30 pm.

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About the Speaker

Dr Azizuddin Khan is currently a Professor in Psychophysiology and Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). He is heading Psychophysiology Laboratory. He was visiting faculty at the Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland from August 2004 – December 2005, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, India 2015-17, Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland 2018. He has research interests in the field of Environmental Psychology, Polar Research, Developmental Neuropsychology, emotion regulation, Prospective Memory, and Developmental Dyslexia by using biofeedback and electrophysiological method. While teaching interest lies in the fields are Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Cognitive Processes, Developmental Neuropsychology, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics and Research Methodology Dr Khan has done his graduation and post-graduation from Aligarh Muslim University, (AMU) Aligarh with first division in 1993 and 1995 respectively. He has qualified UGC- NET, Junior Research Fellowship in December 1998, conducted by University Grant Commission, New Delhi. He has completed his PhD from IIT Kanpur on the topic of “Temporal Aspects of Prospective and Retrospective Memory” in 2006. He has also worked as a researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Jyvskyla, Finland, from August 2004 to March 2005. Dr Khan is an eminent psychologist, prolific writer and author of many books. He is recipient several visiting researcher fellowships such as Hermes Fellowship, DAAD, INSA, EMINTE, ICSSR etc. Dr Khan has published more than 4 dozen peer-reviewed international journals especially in the field of emotion regulation and developmental disorders.

Speakers from across the globe are invited for the International Lecture Series organised by the Office of International Relations and Higher Studies, SRM University-AP. The latest session of the series aims to provide insight into how new technological developments are changing the face of society. Mr Werner Fischer, Sustainable Development Consultant, will engage the participants on the topic “Innovation for Sustainable Smart Solutions” on January 10, 2022, at 11.30 am.

The lecture aims to provide a multidisciplinary approach to environmental studies, urban planning, and development. Focus on inventive technical developments is essential for the establishment of sustainable green societies. Such conversations with experts intend to challenge academic norms, examine established knowledge-power relationships, and shine a light on issues of equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Speaker’s Profile:

Mr Werner Fischer, Sustainable Development Consultant
Co-Author of “How to Create Smart Villages” book
Advisor at Brightmind.io
Advisor at UC Berkeley-led private-public sector, Rebuilding India Initiative.
Worked as a Director of research for the Smart Village Movement in India
BSc in Business Studies and Economics from the University of Konstanz
MSc in Technology Management (M.Sc.) from the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
Business Studies at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

All are invited to join the session on January 10, 2022, at 11.30 am.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SRM University-AP is organising the third lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series on January 19, 2022, at 03.00 pm through virtual mode.

Prof Dr Marco Aiello, Head of Service Computing Department, IAAS in the University of Stuttgart, Germany, will be the esteemed speaker elaborating on the topic “Who invented this? On the Origin of Disruptive Technologies”.

The birth and evolution of ICT have been constellated by radical and rapid innovation originating from all kinds of sources. The Internet resulted from an effort started by the American government, Bluetooth came from a large European company, and the Web sprouted from a personal project of a CERN employee. In this talk, I will pick from the short but incredibly dense history of ICT to reflect on the evolution of innovation under the lenses of amateurism versus large scale, professional designs. In doing so, my main attention will be devoted to the Internet, the Web, and Service-Oriented Architectures.

Biography of Prof Dr Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Marco Aiello is a professor of Computer Science and Head of the Service Computing Department at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. An elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, he is an honorary professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he was a faculty member from 2006 till 2018. He holds a PhD in Logic from the University of Amsterdam, the Habilitation in Applied Informatics from TU Wien, and a master degree in Engineering from the La Sapienza University of Rome. His research interests are in Service Computing, Smart Energy Systems, Smart Buildings, and Spatial Reasoning. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Informatics of the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands and Steering committee Faculty of Exact Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has been a board member of the start-up Nerdalize BV, The Netherlands and Visiting Fellow of Macquarie University, Australia.

He has authored over 190 peer-reviewed articles and several books, including two bestsellers, and the most recent “The Web Was Done by Amateurs: A Reflection on One of the Largest Collective Systems Ever Engineered” published by Springer-Nature. He is a steering committee chair of the Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) Conference. He has delivered several invited/panel talks at reputed conferences and workshops. He is the Editorial Board of various reputed journals like Energy Informatics (Springer), Journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (Springer), International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR), Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems. He was the Information Director of the Transactions on Computational Logic of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) from its foundation in 2000 until 2014. He has got several awards and recognitions. He has executed 12 research projects. Since 2006, he has been investigating Service-centric software engineering, Smart energy cities, Energy-aware buildings, Energy-aware data centres and many more.

Stay tuned, and don’t forget to participate in this invigorating session on January 19, 2022.

On the journey of writingThe Department of English at SRM University-AP invites you to an engaging webinar on November 26, 2021, at 11.00 am. Mr Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament representing the state of Andhra Pradesh, will be the guest speaker of the day.

Writing is a process of pain and pleasure. Every writer approaches, experiences, and survives it in a unique way. In this talk and interaction, Mr Jairam Ramesh would share his idea and process of writing. His talk would be followed by an interaction about his latest book The Light of Asia: The Poem That Defined The Buddha (Penguin, 2021). The talk is intended to be a part of the Department’s larger initiative to organise interactions around “Language and Society” to address all kinds of conversations about language, communication, writing, speaking, thinking, and at a deeper level, about connecting with others.

About the Speaker:

Jairam Ramesh is presently a Member of Parliament and Chairman of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He was Union Minister between 2006 and 2014 and held several portfolios including Commerce, Power, Environment and Forests, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Rural Development. He played a key role in global climate change negotiations in 2009 and 2010. He is also the author of several well-known books some of which are Green Signals: Ecology, Growth and Democracy in India, Old History, New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story, Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature, Intertwined Lives: PN Haksar and Indira Gandhi, A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon and The Light of Asia: The Poem that defined the Buddha.

We encourage you to make use of this exclusive opportunity to interact with Mr Jairam Ramesh and understand the nuances of the writing process on November 26, 2021, at 11.00 am.

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The Distinguished Lecture Series organised by the Department of Civil Engineering at SRM University-AP offers a congenial atmosphere in which students can connect with eminent scientists. The fourth episode in the series is scheduled to be held on October 23, 2021 (Saturday) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Dr M V Ramesh, Senior Scientist, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa – Ministry of Earth Science, GOI will be the guest speaker to deliver the lecture.

The lecture will cover topics such as the scientific programmes focusing on bipolar activities i.e. Antarctica as well as Arctic multi-disciplinary approach studies. Logistic support provided for Antarctica in particular as a nodal agency, LCS(Legal Continental Shelf), Bathymetric surveys of EEZ(Exclusive Economic Zone) in the deeper waters, Southern ocean Oceanography which is supposed to control the monsoon of India as well as South Asian countries will also be discussed. Other topics include ice core analysis of Antarctica for the better understanding of paleoclimate, polar remote sensing studies, and cryospheric studies in polar regions and Himalayas.

About the speaker

Dr M V Ramesh is a Senior Scientist and coordinator who obtained his doctorate (PhD) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 1994 in Marine Geology. He worked on sedimentology and Geochemistry primarily on continental shelf sediments off Kalingapatnam-Pentakota, the East coast of India. He has pursued his post-doctoral course in a DST sponsored project- a collaboration project between Geology and Anthropology at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He had been deputed to Adikavi Nannaya University as a Visiting Scientist for one year during 2007-2008 and his teaching services have been availed off successfully to the students of Department of Geo-informatics in the I, II, and III semesters for a period of nearly 1 year He had been deputed to various multi-disciplinary cruises ( inclusive in the capacity as Deputy Chief scientist) as many as 18 in Number comprising 450 ship days inclusive of EEZ surveys/cruises, Post Tsunami multi-disciplinary cruise off Andaman & Nicobar Islands, exploration of polymetallic nodules on onboard Sagar Kanya and including the one Southern Ocean Expedition(2009) which proceeded up to 66.5◦S i.e. touching the Antarctica waters on onboard Academic Boris Petrov a Russian vessel. He had been deputed to Oman in Indo-US-Oman multidisciplinary cruise for a period of 14 days onboard Sagar Kanya. Altogether, he had been deputed 850 days on official duties. He has to his credit 36 scientific papers in various National as well as International Journals related to the Bay of Bengal, Arabia and in oceanography as a whole. His research areas are primarily sedimentology, clay mineralogy primarily off-shelf sediments and deep-sea sediment cores. He had worked on RS studies and GIS Technologies in NRSA, Ministry of space, Hyderabad for a period of 12 weeks during 2006-07. He has been actively involved in Outreach activities for more than 10 years in giving his services to students, Professors, Scientists and delegates from four corners of the Nation as well abroad (schools, colleges, universities and R&Ds).

Join this intriguing online lecture on October 23, 2021, at 09.30 am and enrich your knowledge through the scholarly voice of Dr M V Ramesh!

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The Department of Civil Engineering at SRM University-AP organises the fifth lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series on October 28, 2021, at 5:30 pm. Renowned Pavement and Materials Engineer, Derek Nener-Plante, M.S, P.E from FHWA Resource Center, Washington, DC, USA will engage the session on the topic “Asphalt Materials Characterization: Trends and Challenges”. The lecture aims to throw light on balanced mixture design, sustainability, quality assurance and related areas.

About the speaker

Derek is a Pavement and Materials Engineer for the FHWA Pavement and Materials Technical Services Team. He is responsible for leading implementation and deployment efforts in the areas of asphalt materials, asphalt pavement construction, materials and construction specifications, and quality assurance. Prior to joining the Resource Center in March 2020, Derek worked at MaineDOT for nearly ten years as the state asphalt pavement engineer. Derek earned his Master’s of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a registered Professional Engineer.​

All students are encouraged to make use of this informative session on October 28, 2021, at 5:30 pm to know more about the trends and challenges in the asphalt materials characterisation.

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The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with great support and supervision from the faculty have planned to conduct their second Research Scholar’s Talk Series MSV-II on 25 September 2021 at 02:30 pm. Mr D Lenin Babu will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with his enlightened talk on Photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications.

About the Speaker:
Mr D Lenin Babu is pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Sreenivasulu (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). He received his B Tech degree in ECE from JNTU Kakinada and received his MTech with specialization in Embedded systems from Vignan University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optical devices for optical communication systems. He is working towards his thesis titled “Photonic crystals based DWDM devices for optical networking applications”.

Join this engaging webinar on 25 September 2021, at 02.30 pm to learn more about photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications!

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The Department of Mathematics at SRM University-AP organises the first episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on September 29, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Prof Vikraman Balaji, renowned Mathematician from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India will deliver a lecture on the topic “The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and some of its ramifications

Abstract of the talk:

The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem is one of the spectacular theorems from India in the past 50 years or so. The theorem is more than a deep result but is in a way philosophy or correspondences and symmetries. The theorem has had an impact on several aspects of mathematics. The theorem has also led to developments along lines that are similar but by themselves are also deep and central. Since the talk is for a general audience, I plan to give an overview of the theorem, a few of its big impacts in topology and geometry and a few of its ramifications in terms of generalizations.

About the Speaker:
Prof Vikraman Balaji is a renowned Indian Mathematician and currently a professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. He completed his doctorate in mathematics under the supervision of Prof C S Seshadri. His primary research area is algebraic geometry. He has made outstanding contributions to moduli problems over algebraic varieties. In particular, his work on ‘compactification of moduli of principal G-bundles over algebraic surfaces and his joint work with C.S Seshadri on ‘Parahoric torsors’ are very significant among his many other notable works. In 2006, he received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences and was awarded the J.C Bose fellowship in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy Of Sciences in 2007 and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2015. He is presently an elected member of the National Academy Of Sciences, India (NASI).

Join this lecture on September 29, 2021, at 3.30 pm to understand the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and its impact on Mathematics.

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