Pressing for Progress 2019: The Programme

Wednesday 18th September 2019
18:00Welcome Reception, Ella Suites Hotel, Gachibowli
* Talk by Megan Urry, Yale University: What I Love (and Don't) About Physics
* 31 Fantastic Adventures in Science: Book Launch by Megan Urry
Thursday 19th September 2019
VENUE: Zakir Hussein Lecture Hall Complex, University of Hyderabad
08:30Registration
Inaugural Session (First floor Auditorium: F6) Compere: Jayeeta Lahiri
09:30Welcome by the LOC ChairBindu Bambah
09:40Introduction by the Secretary, IPAVandana Nanal
09:45Inaugural Address by IPA Vice-PresidentS M Yusuf
09:55Address by Secretary, DST (via Internet Video Link)Ashutosh Sharma
10:05Address by ProVice-Chancellor, University of HyderabadB Raja Shekhar
10:10Address by Past-President, IASRamakrishna Ramaswamy
10:15Overview of the Conference: How do We Press for Progress? (Co-Chair, SOC)Prajval Shastri
10:30Keynote Address by Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI (via Internet Video Link)K VijayRaghavan
10:50Felicitation of Bimla ButiBindu Bambah
11:05Vote of thanksSoma Sanyal &
Srubabati Goswami
11:15Conference Photograph in the tea area
11.20High Tea
12:00Keynote Lecture I: Technologies in a Quantum WorldAditi De (HRI)
13:00Lunch
14:15Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (Rooms TBC)Facilitators
A. Gender Equity: Barriers, Bridges & Stepping StonesBhanumathy Vasudev &
Payal Gupta
B. Understanding Sexual Harassment DynamicsSuneetha Achyutha,
Tejaswini Madabhushi,
Vasudha Nagaraj
C. Exploring Personal Agency & Power: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Daily LivingMadhu Shukla &
Swasthika Ramamoorthy
16:15Tea Break
16:30Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (contd.)
17:30End of Workshops
17:45Panel Discussion: The Gender Gap in Physics: Whose Problem is It?Anchor: Pratibha Jolly
Panelists: Anju Bhasin (Jammu Cluster University), Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR), Ram Ramaswamy (IIT-Delhi), Sumathi Rao (HRI),Ajit Srivastava (IoP), Satyavani Vemparala (IMSc)
19:45Dinner (Lake View Guest House) & End of the Day's programme
Friday 20th September 2019
VENUE: Zakir Hussein Lecture Hall Complex, University of Hyderabad
08:30Registration
09:30Parallel Physics Sessions (invited talks and poster-sparklers: Rooms TBC)Chairs:
1. Astrophysics (Auditorium F6)Sushan Konar
2. High Energy Physics & Nuclear Physics (S3)Kajari Mazumdar
3. Condensed Matter Physics (S6)V Seshubai
4. Quantum Physics, Non-linear Dynamics & Geophysics (G11)Lalitha Dhareshwar
11:30Tea Break
12:00Keynote Lecture 2: The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes over Cosmic Time
(First floor Auditorium: F6)
Megan Urry (Yale University)
13:00Lunch
14:15Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (Rooms TBC)Facilitators
A. Gender Equity: Barriers, Bridges & Stepping Stones (G7)Bhanumathy Vasudev &
Payal Gupta
B. Understanding Sexual Harassment DynamicsSuneetha Achyutha,
Tejaswini Madabhushi,
Vasudha Nagaraj
C. Exploring Personal Agency & Power: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Daily LivingMadhu Shukla &
Swasthika Ramamoorthy
16:15Tea Break
16:30Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (Contd.)
17:30Tea; Poster Viewing & Interaction
18:45Cultural Programme: Classical Dance Drama in Kuchipudi Style (Savitribai Phule Auditorium)Lalitha Sindhuri (University of Hyderabad)
20:15Conference Banquet (Zakir Husain Lecture Complex Grounds)
End of the Day's programme
Saturday 21st September 2019
VENUE: Zakir Hussein Lecture Hall Complex, University of Hyderabad
09:00Keynote Physics Lecture III: DNA as a Programmable Sensor of Nanoparticles
(First floor Auditorium: F6)
Shikha Varma (Institute of Physics)
10:00Tea Break
10:30Plenary: Different Angles on Promoting Gender Equity (First floor Auditorium: F6)Chair: Anitha Kurup (NIAS)
10:30Poster Sparklers
10:50Discussing Gender Equity in the Indian Astrophysics CommunityPreeti Kharb
(NCRA-TIFR)
11:00The Life of Science Project: Behind the ScenesAashima Dogra
(Life of Science)
11:05A Model for Mentoring and Motivating Young Girls for Careers in ScienceKeya Dharamvir
(Punjab University)
11:10Some Obvious Best PracticesRaghavan Rangarajan
(Ahmedabad University)
11:15Women and Science Education: Glimpses from Indian ClassroomsSugra Chunawala
(HBCSE)
11:30School Students Perspective on Gender Diversity in Science & Technology (video link)Kirti Joshi
(formerly UCOST)
11:45Examining and Promoting Identity Development for Diversifying PhysicsDeepa Chari
(Florida Intl Univ)
12:00Why is the Politics of Gender Important for Physics?Chayanika Shah
(Independent Scholar)
12:15Questioning the Construction of the Scientific GeniusGita Chadha
(University of Mumbai)
12:30Keynote Talk: Transforming Gender Equity in Australia's Higher Education and Research: Why National Leadership is KeyRosalind Dubs
(Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering)
13:00Lunch Break
14:15Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (Rooms TBC)Facilitators
A. Gender Equity: Barriers, Bridges & Stepping StonesBhanumathy Vasudev &
Payal Gupta
B. Understanding Sexual Harassment DynamicsSuneetha Achyutha,
Tejaswini Madabhushi,
Vasudha Nagaraj
C. Exploring Personal Agency & Power: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Daily LivingMadhu Shukla &
Swasthika Ramamoorthy
16:15Coffee Break
16:30Parallel Workshops: Understanding Gender Inequity A, B & C (contd.)
17:30Move to Auditorium
17:35Concluding Plenary:
17:35Award of Poster PrizesPoster Juries
17:45Discussion on Recommendations for the ProfessionGender in Physics Working Group of the IPA
19:00End of Conference & High Tea