Science Symposium – New frontiers in physics

Sharing new paradigms and strengthening collaborations.

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Event Details


Biological Sciences Building
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka 560012 India


September 04, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Asia/India (UTC+05:30)


As part of Vigyan Samagam 2019’s CERN exhibition on accelerating science, swissnex India, in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Embassy of Switzerland, Delhi is hosting Science Symposium 2019 with the theme “New Frontiers in Physics”. Bringing the Swiss & Indian physics community together Science Symposium 2019 aims to share new paradigms and strenghthen collaborations in the science network.



Michael Doser is a research physicist at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has specialized in working with antimatter, using it either as a tool or as an object of study itself and is the spokesperson of the AEgIS experiment at CERN. In addition, he lectures on antimatter, and is editor of Physics Letters B and of the Review of Particle Properties. He is also involved in numerous outreach activities, both locally and internationally (Europe and Asia), speaking to a wide spectrum of non-specialist audiences, from school children to experts and decision makers, often also at art-related events.
Michael Doser
Research Physicist / CERN
Francesca Stocker completed her bachelor and master of science in experimental particle physics at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Currently she is pursuing PhD at CERN working on the protoDUNE detectors for the DUNE experiment.
Francesca Stocker
PhD Student / UniBE
Matthias Gaberdiel studied at FU Berlin, the University of Cambridge, and finally at the University of Hamburg, where he completed his Master in physics in 1992. He was a PhD student of Peter Goddard at the University of Cambridge and later worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, intermitted by a year as Research Associate at Harvard University. He became College Lecturer at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in 1998. He was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, which he first held at Cambridge, and then, from October 2000 onwards, at King's College, London. He later became Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, and he was promoted to full professor in 2007. He spent later years as a sabbatical member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Matthias Gaberdiel
Prof. Dr. / ETH Zurich
Prof. Sadiqali Abbas studied at St. Xavier’s College, University of Bombay (Mumbai), at the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay and later at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research where he completed his PhD research on “Electron Impact Studies of Molecules” . He then became a Post-doctoral fellow on Cold Atom Physics at Institut d’Optique, Orsay France and then on Cold Dipolar Molecule Filtering and Trapping and Electric Traps for Cold Atoms at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching Germany. In the group of Gerhard Rempe. Since 2004, he is working at Raman Research Institute in Bangalore and currently a Professor. He has won several awards for his research, including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award for the year 2014 in “Physical Sciences” by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, INDIA and more lately the P. K. Iyengar Memorial Award for Excellence in Experimental Physics – 2018.
Dr. Sadiqali Abbas Rangwala
Prof. / Raman Institute
Kajari Mazumdar studied B.Sc. in St. Xavier's college, Kolkata and M.Sc. in Calcutta University. She joined TIFR, Mumbai in 1986 as a Ph.D. student to work on a previous generation accelerator based experiment at CERN. Since 1992 she is a permanent faculty member at TIFR leading the participation in CMS international experiment at the LHC since last several years. She has been the leader of the Indian contingency in CMS experiment as well and has been member of the Management board and serving in other executive bodies in CMS international collaboration. She has been involved in all aspects of CMS experiment from is early phase, from the design stage in late 1990s, to detector hardware fabrication in India, data taking, data monitoring, data analysis and finally publication of scientific results including reviews. She is also in charge of the Indian Grid computing centre for CMS experiment hosted at TIFR.
Kajari Mazumdar
Faculty Member / TIFR
Rohini M. Godbole is a Professor at the centre for High Energy Physics in the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, she has been here for 25 years now, the longest she has ever been at any Institute and by 31st July will be an honorary professor here after retiring or superannuating, as they call it technically. She started her career in physics with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics from Sir Parshurambhau college of Pune with a first rank in the University going to get an M.Sc. in Physics from IIT ( Mumbai) with a silver Medal and then getting a Ph.D. from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook in U.S.A in 1979. The latest degree she got was a D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by the S.N.D.T Women’s University.
Rohini M. Godbole
Prof. / IISc Bangalore
Jyothsna Kumaragiri did her PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Her research, done in collaboration with Ferilab, USA, was in the area of high energy physics. Komaragiri then did her postdoctoral studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada. At IISC, she is part of the newly formed Experimental High Energy Physics Group.
Jyothsna Kumaragiri
Assistant Professor / IISC


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