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by Amber G.
13 Nov 2018 02:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

xpost: Indian Physicist who Bent Light N Narinder Singh Kapany ' Discovery of Fiber Optics in 1953 .. Dr Kapany was not the only scientist then working with fiber optics. There were a few other Indian Scientists who have done a lot of work in optics around that time ( for example Dr. C. L Mehta - U ...
by Amber G.
13 Nov 2018 02:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Contribution by another famous Indian Scientist is in News. - Fiber Optics! I have mentioned this person's work in Physics dhaga over the years and this article is from MIT's recent @techreview. (First time I read about Dr Narinder Kapany was an article by Dr M, L. Mehta in Vigyan in 1960! There was...
by Amber G.
13 Nov 2018 02:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Contribution by another famous Indian Scientist is in News.. I have mentioned this person's work in Physics dhaga over the years and this article is from MIT's recent @techreview. (First time I read about Dr Narinder Kapany was an article by Dr M, L. Mehta in Vigyan in 1960! There was a Scientific a...
by Amber G.
13 Nov 2018 02:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

We are getting a new definition of Kilogram! (I saw quite a bit of articles in various newspapers but many I saw were a little sloppy or not informative enough) This article about Kibble balance and related background is good. SI gets a makeover https://physicsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/PW...
by Amber G.
13 Nov 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564277

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Why on earth would somebody choose pink colour for such important installation? Many space agencies think Pink is cool..also "Today the bright pink paint is helping NASA’s aeronautical innovators test new aircraft designs that could cut fuel use in half, pollution by some 75 percent and noise ...
by Amber G.
10 Nov 2018 08:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

This is from from Rana Adhikari's social media which some of you may find interesting. He used his iPhone, wrapped it in clothes and put it on a bean bag (aka seismically isolating) and using iphone's accelerometer recorded the vibrations (1 minute long , second diagram is frequency distribution) ht...
by Amber G.
10 Nov 2018 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^ Thanks. As you know Bera has served in House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) BTW 314 Action (the pack I talked about) did get quite a bit of success..It's part of "resistance" .. as DJT, is among other things, bigot/anti Science - policies on Global warming, energy, etc is...
by Amber G.
10 Nov 2018 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

AmberG From my contacts here are the highlights: Josh Kaul was elected Attorney General of Wisconsin, becoming the only Indian American to currently serve in statewide office. We re-elected all of our incumbents, including all four Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Congressman Ami Bera,...
by Amber G.
09 Nov 2018 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158232

Re: Understanding the US - Again

prahaar wrote:
I remember hearing it on some news channel that it was the worst case of shooting in *do not be surprised* last 12 days! So many are being not making it to "national" media.

Thousand Oaks shooting is the 307th mass shooting in 2018 (today is 311th day of 2018) Link
by Amber G.
07 Nov 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^ Wrt to desi's in this US election to put this is in perspective - (Also personal reflections ) - Largest number - historically ran this year and had and I am pleased with the success.. Few notables in US Congress - Illinois - One Desi (Republican) lost to another Democratic Desi - Raja Krishnamo...
by Amber G.
07 Nov 2018 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^Thanks but only blue wave I see is blue mood :) around. As far as I am concerned - this is not for local candidates. I am concerned for US .. general mood of US where fear, racism and ugly politics is new normal. BTW for local candidates - for US congress (candidate was a completely a new young g...
by Amber G.
07 Nov 2018 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Happy Diwali to you all! As for as watching midterm results - too be honest I am quite stressed. :) This is for the first time. (I have voted in every US election for 40+ years, and sometimes watched the returns on TV, but have NEVER been this stressed or personally worried for my candidate's winnin...
by Amber G.
06 Nov 2018 23:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

youtube >>ViMnGgn87dg If you have not seen this video it is worth every minute :mrgreen: To have that level of skepticism and openness to test everything - science is indeed made of such ascetism.. . I do think the gravity waves got to his shirt! :P Pulikeshi - The story told by Weiss (Rana's PhD s...
by Amber G.
06 Nov 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

I am particularly happy to see some of the scientists and friends of my generation are getting the recognition, including from Indian newspapers and GOI. Even BRF :) tolerates some serious posts not written in pingrezi and talking absurdities of MOND and what have you. This year some of the most pre...
by Amber G.
06 Nov 2018 21:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

^^^ THANKS for posting this. I am particularly happy to see some of the scientists and friends of my generation are getting the recognition, including from Indian newspapers and GOI. Even in BRF :) (Where in spite of silly nonsense of ALT-Tech dhaga we do get posts like above). And many of these sci...
by Amber G.
04 Nov 2018 23:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

This ought to be a really big news in Indian Newspapers .. (It is here in US). Rana Adhikari (Cal-tech) is one of the recipient of 2019 Breakthrough Prize (More money than Noble :) ). 2019 - New Horizons In Physics Prize - along with Lisa Barsotti and Matthew Evans (Caltech/MIT) and Brian Metzger ( ...
by Amber G.
03 Nov 2018 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

^^^Thanks. Yes it is APS Einstein Prize (and not "medal" - another famous prize).
by Amber G.
02 Nov 2018 02:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1067
Views: 71978

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Meanwhile for Pak lurkers: I was visiting an Art Museum here in Ohio (for Pak people - it is in United states) and saw "map of India" near the entrance of the exhibit called "Fabric of India".. I was happy to see the right map. Way to go! https://preview.ibb.co/i2i9Q0/India-Mo-MC...
by Amber G.
24 Oct 2018 05:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Happy to share an interview I enjoyed. Prof Subir Sachdev was awarded the 2018 Dirac Medal in theoretical physics. CONGRATULATIONS !! As many friends might know, he is alumnus of IIT, MIT and currently chair of Physics department in Harvard I enjoyed this interview with Manju Shet . I hope you will ...
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2018 05:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^.... Didn't know cv Raman and s Chandrasekhar were related. Very Nobel family indeed. Yes, the family had *many* many world renowned personalities. Not only in Physics or sciences but in arts, medicine too. Many of his family members are/were very modest - for example a nephew was my classmate a...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2018 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are . Thanks to Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, we know! Today marks the 108th birthday of the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars. I am sure he would have been very happy to hear about recent discovery o...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2018 23:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are . Thanks to Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, we know! Today marks the 108th birthday of the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars. I am sure he would have been very happy to hear about recent discovery o...
by Amber G.
17 Oct 2018 23:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

there was a statment from dont remember either michio kaku or neil degrasse tyson, that if scientists are celebrated like today's celebrities, human civilization will reach god like status In my humble opinion - what I think will be nice if people learn science (and scientific principles/methods) r...
by Amber G.
17 Oct 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Is it possible to calibrate a more precise instrument (e.g.a LIGO) with a less precise instrument (e.g. vibration/seismic detectors). If you are aware of any specific literature on this process for LIGO, I am interested. The Caltech MIT link said that active control of the pendulum system is monito...
by Amber G.
17 Oct 2018 10:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

This is one year anniversary of last LIGO discovery. What a year it has been. I am excited that that plans are developing rapidly for LIGO India - to be operating by the mid-2020s. Next steps towards a global network of "3rd generation" detectors. The exciting new field of Gravitational Wa...
by Amber G.
15 Oct 2018 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Prof Abhay Ashtekar - Inspiration to many. Good Scientists Solve Problems, but Great Scientists Know What’s Worth Solving’ https://i2.wp.com/thewire.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Abhay.jpg?resize=1024%2C741&ssl=1 Theoretical physicist Prof. Abhay Ashtekar is the recipient of this year’s prestig...
by Amber G.
15 Oct 2018 22:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 689
Views: 125304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Prof Abhay Ashtekar - Inspiration to many. Good Scientists Solve Problems, but Great Scientists Know What’s Worth Solving’ https://i2.wp.com/thewire.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Abhay.jpg?resize=1024%2C741&ssl=1 Theoretical physicist Prof. Abhay Ashtekar is the recipient of this year’s prestig...
by Amber G.
30 Sep 2018 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153318

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Superb speech by Sushmaji. Must listen. (Original Hindi is best but the translation is available in many languages including English. English translation is good but it leaves out some finer points.) https://gadebate.un.org/en/73/india Pak's is speech is really laughable ... Multiple uses of "J...
by Amber G.
24 Sep 2018 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564277

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Had a long technical response for SriKumar's comments about polar orbits but it looks like my post went into bit bucket. May post later if I think it will be helpful.
by Amber G.
17 Sep 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564277

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

A new study suggests Proxima Centauri could sustain liquid water on its surface[ /quote] Wrong head line. Proxima Centauri is a star. Planet PCb could sustain water that is another thing. Many use "Proxima Century " for the star as well as the (solar) system consisting of all the planets.
by Amber G.
15 Sep 2018 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564277

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Adding to a previous topic/post .. - No one really knows where (or even if) is the nearest planet with life outside our solar system. But serious people (even wiki : ) suspects there are more than previously thought.. even reports of rocky planet near our own Alpha century , and Proxima century.. An...
by Amber G.
15 Sep 2018 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am happy that Pak supporter Paul Manafort is in now in Jail.. I made a post about this guy.. a few years ago..It is still worth reading..<see link below> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2056199#p2056199 (Of course, at that time some of he die-hard Trump supporters pooh-poohed --...
by Amber G.
14 Sep 2018 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4292
Views: 177111

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^TO add: FWIW * (My personal views): DAE Chairman Sekhar Basu seemed pretty happy in one of the talk he gave and said something like " India's Department of Atomic Energy performed "exceptionally well" in 2017. Also there is concentrated effort to get more nuclear physicists and eng...
by Amber G.
14 Sep 2018 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4292
Views: 177111

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^ No report on Apsara-2, IMO for obvious reasons, people sort of keep quiet (or newspapers are not that interested) in news about happenings in nuclear power unless it is very major news. But still Apsara-2, I think may have been in main-stream news,, I think BARC has announced that after, what 9 ...
by Amber G.
07 Sep 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Narendra Modi's Tweet: ‏ I congratulate Secretary Mike Pompeo, Secretary James Mattis, EAM @SushmaSwaraj and RM @nsitharaman for a very productive first ever India US 2+2 dialogue. I am sure this dialogue will further deepen India-USA relations. @SecPompeo @DeptofDefense https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by Amber G.
02 Sep 2018 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Just was reading some old documents. Turns out that one major change in US/India relations, that I know of :) , took place 50 years ago (exactly to the todays date). Your's truly took a flight from Palam to come to some school on the East Coast in USA, because that school gave a fellowship to one of...
by Amber G.
02 Sep 2018 06:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2401
Views: 54938

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Another link which is good is from Caltech's lecture.. https://labcit.ligo.caltech.edu/~ajw/LIGO_SURF02_4.pdf Very interesting presentation. Wish I had known more physics (topics) to understand some of the slides. I see they used active seismic isolation. What was used as an (absolute) frame of ref...

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