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by Amber G.
27 Oct 2020 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

FWIW let me share three graphs - comparing covid related information for a few countries of special interest to me (where I have family). All graphs are re-normalized to cases/million. (Data is taken from European CDC and online tools of "ourworldindata" are used to draw these graphs.) Dai...
by Amber G.
27 Oct 2020 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ @Rudradev - I have not but people in my family and many people I know have. One of very good resource is FB (or whattsapp type) groups of our schools alumni - (IIT in bayarea) and there are others like "Desi's in xxx area). MEA and Indian Consulates (use twitter or email - if you can't find...
by Amber G.
26 Oct 2020 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319426

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^ Pointing out what I think ought to be obvious - Above "article" by "Dr. Meera Chadha" in a serious sounding "journal", unless posted as a joke is scientifically non-sense. Interesting journal this "Proceedings of The Royal Society A (Proc Math Phys Eng Sci)&quo...
by Amber G.
23 Oct 2020 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread


Thanks. Interesting tidbit - "FELUDA" (Detective from from Ray's movie) name was given by a wife (from Maharastra) of a Professors from (Bengal.)..:).
by Amber G.
22 Oct 2020 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 158172

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

^^^ Yes, left of Maharshi Prof Karve is Physicist Albert Einstein. Photo (if I am not mistaken) was taken in Germany.
by Amber G.
22 Oct 2020 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some may be interested in this very interesting conversation at 4.30PM (India Time) on 21st Oct, 2020. <info "Other Side of Pandemic"> Quite Nice - really liked it. Panel consists of top scientists/economists/Medical and communication experts. Worth watching. Here is direct youtube link: ...
by Amber G.
22 Oct 2020 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This telugu newspaper says artesunate has been very effective in curing COVID-19 but Govt. of India and the world ignored this. To be fair, about GoI - there have been 36,000+ research papers on Covid related stuff which is being looked at by GoI scientist ..it is quite a task to sift through all t...
by Amber G.
22 Oct 2020 00:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1088
Views: 121012

Re: Solar energy in India

Some may be interested: Tomorrow 6 pm (IST): https://scontent.fluk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s1080x2048/122257495_2826113034339584_3901677927797881889_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=JF9U03AdRlwAX_LR1YU&_nc_ht=scontent.fluk1-1.fna&tp=7&oh=cfdcef6b962f00ffec8f47...
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2020 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Thanks ... Hi this is @amber G. - the most ancient - have been in brf since 1998.. :). (Mostly visible in Math/Physics/Nuclear/Science related dhaga's :) ) FWIW - in Math dhaga I posted "how to use SIR model . For those who may not know, it explains briefly what is SIR model and how one can ...
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2020 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ @suryag -- Thanks. He has recovered (it was fairly serious and we were all very worried) and doing great. He is back to being extremely busy and had been in spot light. Just in last week or so, he was induced in TSDSI Hall of Fame as a "TSDSI Fellow" and IITK honored him with a special ...
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2020 02:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 158172

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Ben Sparks explains (and codes) the so-called SIR Model being used to predict the spread of cornavirus (COVID-19).

More links (see in the youtube)
https://youtu.be/k6nLfCbAzgo
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2020 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some may be interested in this very interesting conversation at 4.30PM (India Time) on 21st Oct, 2020. https://scontent.fluk1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/122045129_3482990478406864_2792773346502122257_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=PkcbtTlKG0kAX9X3gze&_nc_ht=scontent.fluk1-1.fna&a...
by Amber G.
21 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

PM needs to rein in these clowns. LOL! I think PM trusts and respects these "clowns"..Virtually the same bunch of "clowns" ( For example - Mahindra Agrawal and others - also led/inspired/guided the other teams) produced these "Swasa" masks which you see Modi wearing wh...
by Amber G.
20 Oct 2020 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Similar thoughts (about WHO) have been expressed by others who have studied the data and IMO knows much more than I. (Prof Vidyasagar, for example, doubts very much about the statistical implication of the data about reinfection - some cases (dozens out of millions, btw) they are not even sure, i...
by Amber G.
20 Oct 2020 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

[ Extremely clear cut and lucid explanation (as usual) from Prof. M. Vidyasagar sir. What we had in the US was the Gov. Cuomo doing PR as well as Whitehouse doing PR. I hope somebody who is a good teacher from MIT or some other place gives a news conference of this sort in the US. Prof M. Vidyasaga...
by Amber G.
20 Oct 2020 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I saw the presentation. https://www.facebook.com/iitkanpur/videos/713201449404439/ They talked about 14% anti-bodies. If that is 17 crores and deaths are 100,000. Based on that mortality rate will come down to 0.1% or less. They won't say 2%. Where did you get that? Per their numbers .. ICMR survey...
by Amber G.
20 Oct 2020 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sudarshan - I have not followed this thread for quite some time, so have not seen your earlier posts here. The "super" model - name coined by DST many months ago - evolved as the scientists were asked by Modi et al to consolidate all models and make it easy for decision makers to make deci...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SriKumar- "With dramatic declines expected in December and the government underlining that a vaccine would likely be available by March, Lt. Gen. Kanitkar added that a vaccine would still be useful particularly for healthcare workers and the old and those most vulnerable who've been “confined t...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ambarji, There is one puzzle That I just can’t seem to solve. With no medicinal cure available, how is it possible for this ChinaVirus to go away completely. I am working numbers in my head and charting the graphs as over all total number of cases increases, Theoretically, the trend must continue u...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Where did you get these charts? Can you please post the link to press conference? Press conf link <From IITK Site .. Hope this works for public. (I am sure there will be a youtube link shortly ..if so I will post it) Charts are from Prof Vidyasagar's presentation... (Link I gave in the first post)....
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some comments - - Most Indian Newspapers are carrying this story (or will be carrying in next day or so)- Including ToI, Hindu etc.. will be interesting to see their spin. (It was quite educational to hear their "questions" after the press conf. - more of this later) - The paper will be co...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046340

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

Here we go again.../sigh/ FWIW - some really bizarre post(s) - conspiracy theories, and some outright silly narratives - if you ask me (and I believe any knowledgeable person). Let me just post what Kasparov (Chess world Champ - now a prolific author on many different things): The truth takes time a...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ Some additional random points - (For details please see the whole document) --- Worse is almost over - another few months but will see it almost over in February. --- Bad part is coming Divali and other festivals. --- Extremely important to restrict big gathering (specially in close environment)...
by Amber G.
19 Oct 2020 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835478

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This will soon be covered by most main stream media in India - Have been busy doing some real interesting work .. Sharing some very informative items from the recent virtual conference on Mathematical Model "COVID-19 India National Supermodel" Some of the best scientific minds in the world...
by Amber G.
17 Oct 2020 03:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Nice article about this ... We have reached a long-sought goal. The catch is that their room-temperature superconductor requires crushing pressures to keep from falling apart...
https://t.co/6rtbjw9I4r?amp=1
by Amber G.
16 Oct 2020 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 158172

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Thursday (In Hindi = गुरुवार - A day to honor Gurus). Pictured here are two gurus - great mathematicians - who were also great human beings. One of them received Nobel Prize and the other was honored by "Bharat Ratn "- (the highest civilian award given by India). https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...
by Amber G.
15 Oct 2020 21:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Big News: So, first time, we do have a genuine "room temperature" super conductor. (it is about 15C, a little chilly but still can be called room temperature .. but about 2.5 Million times standard room pressure (about 250 GPa) !) .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onB0w3_Su9I onB0w3_Su9I
by Amber G.
13 Oct 2020 04:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

For those want to see/understand/appreciate more of the 2020 Physics Nobel - experimental side - of Ghez and Genzel - I present you two excellent lectures by them - (Last years APS meeting) Enjoy. https://youtu.be/KAoZLiuEvIY?list=PLgxD9DiwxLGr2gC5GXrnsIKQeV3sGIY_W KAoZLiuEvIY https://youtu.be/oXF9j...
by Amber G.
10 Oct 2020 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^ Intersting and glad that AKR (As Raychaudhuri is popularly known in Physics circle)'s story has been picked up by many Indian Newspapers .. To add for those who are interested: Raychaudhuri's equation played a key tool in Penrose's work for this year's prize. From what I know, "Raychaudhuri...
by Amber G.
09 Oct 2020 03:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 738
Views: 168898

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

xpost: Along with Hawkins - there are two names - AK Raychaudhuri and CV Vishveshwara, among others. Some of the foundational work on black holes was done by Indian scientists AK Raychaudhuri and CV Vishveshwara, among others. Vishveshwara was cited in the first paper reporting gravity waves from bl...
by Amber G.
09 Oct 2020 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Along with Hawkins - there are two names - AK Raychaudhuri and CV Vishveshwara, among others. Some of the foundational work on black holes was done by Indian scientists AK Raychaudhuri and CV Vishveshwara, among others. Vishveshwara was cited in the first paper reporting gravity waves from black hol...
by Amber G.
08 Oct 2020 09:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Probably around 2/3 Nobels in Physics have gone to experimental Physicists. Maria Goeppert-Mayer (Nobel in Physics in 1963 - and only woman in Physics who won a noble after Mme Curie), when asked who does she think will win the Nobel that year said some thing to the effect " As a physicist she ...
by Amber G.
08 Oct 2020 05:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Vayutuvan - More I think about it, (and many others are also saying this) it almost seems cruel - Both Penrose and Hawkins ought to have gotten it in Hawkins life time. Also, in my opinion, this is also lopsided ... Penrose discovered his topological singularity theorems single-handedly, Discovery o...
by Amber G.
08 Oct 2020 05:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^ About Hawkins and Penrose .. UK Nobel physics laureate pays tribute to snubbed Hawking Nobel physics laureate Roger Penrose on Tuesday said his late colleague Stephen Hawking richly deserved a share of the prize after the British scientists conducted pioneering research into black holes. "....
by Amber G.
07 Oct 2020 23:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

FWIW - Given that Nobel committee does not always listen/agree/etc to me :) .. .. No doubt Stephen Hawking was brilliant but (so their argument goes -) ' he never got a Nobel Prize because "no one has proven his ideas" was he was alive. Here "proven" means experimentally demonstr...
by Amber G.
06 Oct 2020 19:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^ Okay, it is not quantum information/computing/entanglement but another favorite Black Hole! Congratulations to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez. Wow! who would have thought that a song in Brf would inspire the Nobel Committee! Bol, bol, bol mister golmatol just how massive is a big...
by Amber G.
06 Oct 2020 03:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167430

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Physics Nobel Prediction:
Aspect and Clauser - quantum entanglement
Bennett and Brassard - quantum information/computing
Zeilinger
by Amber G.
05 Oct 2020 21:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 158172

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

For those who are interested in Ramanujan's work here is a current talk - from none other than Prof Ono ( Kyoto RIMS) in case you want to watch - the link will work for next 7 days.. quantum modular forms and representation theory (In my humble opinion - this talk is excellent - happens to deal with...
by Amber G.
05 Oct 2020 06:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 158172

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

^^^ Trouble or interesting part is there are many examples in math which sometimes boggle even humans. For me, for example one the following from Ramanujan's time -- If Pi(x) is number of primes less than x and Li(x) = integral of 1/log (t) from 0 to x. Then Pi(x) - Li(x) > 0 is true for x =1, 2, 3,...

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