Science Tech  /  Published 28.12.20

2020: an exciting year for science

Since the genome-snipping tool called CRISPR arrived in 2012, it has given scientists power to engineer crops and animals, stirred ethical debates and earned a Nobel Prize. Now, it has hit the headlin...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

JU dept head asks for rooms for classes

The head of Jadavpur University’s physics department has written to vice-chancellor Suranjan Das to provide additional rooms for theory and laboratory classes for MSc students “on an urgen...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.20

Vivid picture: Declan Walsh's book on Pakistan

On the line to Cairo, I talk to Declan Walsh about his very engaging new book, The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation, which gives readers “a sense of being there&rdqu...
By Amit Roy in

Science Tech  /  Published 11.10.20

Black hole’s Nobel stamp

Hawking inverted the logic of Penrose’s theorem on collapsing matter and theorised that the expanding universe is the result of matter emanating out of a singularity. This singularity is avoidab...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

Packed audience for future Nobel laureate

Roger Penrose, who has won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, had almost a cult following even 14 years back when he had come to Calcutta and delivered a lecture at the Indian Association for t...
By in


India  /  Published 07.10.20

Nobel: link to a Calcutta physicist

By Somak Raychaudhury in Pune

World  /  Published 07.10.20

Pull of black hole: Shower to Nobel

Three scientists who unravelled some of the deep mysteries of black holes, the awe-inspiring pockets of the universe where space and time cease to exist, have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. Bri...
By Reuters in Berlin, Stockholm

World  /  Published 06.10.20

Nobel for UK, German, US physicists

Three scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for advancing our understanding of black holes. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that Briton Roger Penrose will receive h...
By Agencies in Stockholm

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

JU teachers suggest split in entry criteria

Teachers of Jadavpur University’s science faculty have suggested separate criteria for admission to undergraduate courses for students from the Bengal board and those from the CBSE board and the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

Katie Bouman's role in the black hole image

There's a lot of news going on about the 'black hole girl' right now, and how she's being given too much credit for her role in the historic first image of a black hole. Because this is too important,...
By Misty Boyer in


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