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Suresh Govindarajan
Works at Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Attended Atomic Energy Central School, Hyderabad
Lives in Chennai, India
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Listen to a lecture by Xavier Viennot , the mathemagician, at IMSc on February 12, 2015.
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Advise or Advice?
What’s the difference between advise and advice? Do you know? Does it matter? Well, yes, it does, because apart from the obvious fact that one has the endi
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Why did some words (advice, practice, device) end up with this distinction while others (exercise, promise, service) didn't?
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Of course, this utter non-science/nonsense has been debunked here: http://cgpl.iisc.ernet.in/site/Portals/0/Publications/ReferedJournal/ACriticalStudyOfTheWorkVaimanikaShastra.pdf 
From the abstract: It appears that his work cannot be dated earlier than 1904 and contains details which, on the basis of our present knowledge, force us to conclude the non feasibility of heavier‐than craft of earlier times. 
The conference has been the subject of controversy and many laughs on social media.
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An editorial from October 1958(!) http://freepressjournal.in/india-that-is-bharat/
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Listen and enjoy.
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(via my friend Narsi) Awesome archive of Hindustani music.
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Proton lifetime > 5.9 x 10^(33) years. Looks like this bound needs to go up by a factor of 2/3 to start ruling out supersymmetric GUTs.
A long-running experiment in Japan has released a new lower limit on the proton lifetime, which begins to constrain certain particle physics theories.
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At a 1990 conference on cosmology, I asked attendees, who included folks like Stephen Hawking, Michael Turner, James Peebles, Alan Guth and Andrei Linde, to nominate ...
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The start of the arXiv, to be precise the hep-th/ph part, in September 1991 coincided with my return to India. It made it so much easier to keep up with new work.  Those days, we used to have a daily email service with a listing of papers and you had to send an email to get a particular paper of interest with weird things (uuencode/uudecode/split/join) to get around the 40K size limit imposed by our service provider. Around '93-'94, arXiv got a http interface (coinciding with the birth of the www) and we used to access papers using lynx, a text based browser, before the advent of Mosaic and Netscape. I continued to use lynx for years as it was the best to avoid download of unnecessary graphics thereby compensating for the poor internet connectivity at work. 23+ years later, arXiv hits the one million submission mark in a huge number of fields. Thank you to the arXiv (and its founder Ginsparg).
ITHACA, N.Y. (Jan. 12, 2015) – It all started with an electronic bulletin board — one computer on one scientist's desk. Now, more than two decades later, arXiv is a driving force in scientific communication. It draws in thousands of researchers every day, operating with a permanent staff and a ...
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I learnt about the biorxiv today. http://biorxiv.org/about-biorxiv bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.
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Ran the first half of the Dec.. 2104 TWCH half marathon too fast and this photo shows how tired and spent I was in the second half. It is so important to manage one's pace -- hopefully, I don't mess up at Auroville during the coming weekend.
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+Amritanshu Prasad I am ready this time. In fact, last weekend I did a 1h53' HM in practice compared to 2h4' in the TWCM. Sub 2h seems within reach in Auroville on Sunday.
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Thanks Amri.
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The discovery of J/psi. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J/psi_meson)
Forty years ago today, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.
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Computing scattering amplitudes without Feynman diagrams and hype. ;-)
A new formula for the scattering of massless particles may simplify predictions and analyses of LHC experiments and shed new light on quantum gravity theories.
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Oh right... I posted it before I read the article.
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I am a university professor and a theoretical physicist.
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  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • University of Pennsylvania
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