Upcoming Chai and Why sessions

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At Prithvi Theatre, Juhu

Chai and Why?

"Nature teaches us Nanotechnology
Lotus leaves, rose petals and lizards that walk on water..."

Pushan Ayyub

Sunday, 1st July, 2018
11:00 am
Prithvi Theatre

Why does a duck never get wet? How does a lizard run up-side-down on your ceiling? What makes small animals walk on water? These are things that we see all the time, and yet, only recently have we started to understand the science behind them! They have led to basic advances in some areas of nanotechnology, as well as several technological innovations. Some examples are: self-cleaning surfaces, stick-on notes and robots with better walking skills.
About the speaker: Pushan Ayyub is a senior professor at TIFR who has worked on various aspects of nanoscience and technology for over 30 years.

*** PLEASE BE AT THE VENUE BY 10:50 AM to ensure a seat. Prithvi Theatre has a strict no-late-entries policy ***

At Ruparel College, Matunga (w.r.)

Chai and Why?
Summer Special!

"Superbreakfast for superheroes...
(and other stories)

Arnab Bhattacharya

Sunday, 17th June, 2018
11:00 am
D.G. Ruparel College, Matunga (W), Mumbai Room 2-Science

Superheroes have captured our imaginations since the first time they appeared in a comic strip, and superhero films are amazingly popular (not just for young kids)! If we assume they need to obey the laws of science we can do some fun calculations! Spiderman can of course spin a web, any size, but do that what would he need to eat? If you want to be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... oh well, let's work it out!

About the speaker: Arnab Bhattacharya is a scientist and passionate science communicator, who pioneered the "Chai-and- Why?" series.

ENTRY FREE! No pre-registration required. Please be on time. We start punctually.

At Alexandra School, Fort

TIFR@Alexandra School
Chai and Why?

Next session at Alexandra School will be on Sunday, July 29, 2018

To be announced


National Science Day celebration @TIFR, Colaba on Feb 25, 2018

Unique opportunity to visit TIFR

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