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Posts published by “Nithyanand Rao”

IIT Madras: A Land of Opportunities

One of the goals of the IIT Madras Strategic Plan 2020 is to become a technological university ranked in the top 50 in the world in all disciplines. In the first of this four-part series, we look at why exciting times are ahead for research at IIT Madras.

Beyond the Gates: The Anna Centenary Library

  “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges That paradise is a few minutes away. It’s called…

Three Degrees Above Zero

Why does the universe have stars, galaxies, and us? The answer is encoded in the primordial light we are bathed in.

Humans of Insti: When I Have Nothing Else To Do, I Pray

"But if you have a cut on your hand, you’ll see that the blood is red, whether you’re a Hindu or a Muslim or of any other faith.." Nityanand Rao talks to Zahirul Islam, a security guard at Saraswathi Hostel.

Science Diet: The True Cost of your Smartphone

Science Diet is a weekly selection of five science/technology stories that are timely and relevant, fascinating and inspiring, and certain to stimulate your mind.

Science Diet: Technology Destroying Jobs?

This is a new column, a weekly round-up of five exciting, captivating, or just plain quirky science/technology stories from around the Web.

The World Is Quantum

The fact that quantum mechanics is everywhere was the theme of the first lecture of the IISc Alumni Association Distinguished Lecture Series held at IITM, given by Prof. Ganapathy Baskaran, Emeritus Professor and Raja Ramanna Fellow at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.