Event date
7 Oct 15 6:00pm To 7:00pm

Professor Jayant V. Narlikar Lecture

Professor Jayant V Narlikar, Emeritus Professor, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India.

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Jayant V Narlikar (Maths 1957) came to Fitzwilliam with a BA in Maths from Banaras Hindu University, and continued his doctoral studies under Fred Hoyle at King’s College. In 1972, he took up a Professorship at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, where he was in charge of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group. In 1988 he became the Founder-Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India. Here he headed an international team in a pioneering experiment designed to sample air for micro-organisms in the atmosphere at heights of up to 41 km.

This talk is based on some of the recent studies of the earth's atmosphere so as to detect the presence of viruses and bacteria at heights of 41 kms above sea level. The outcome could have profound implications for ideas about the origins of life on the earth. 

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Location
Auditorium
Event date
7 Oct 15 6:00pm To 7:00pm