Indox Event: Decolonising Science?

Conveners: IndOx

Speakers: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya; Rohini Godbole; Ram Ramaswamy; Somak Raychaudhury; Subir Sarkar (Chair).


Panel discussion during the Symposium on ‘Decolonisation’ organised by the ‘Literary Activism’ project 



Subir Sarkar is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Oxford and a founder member of the India-Oxford Initiative; he has worked in science education and communication for the non-Governmental organisation ‘Eklavya’ in Bhopal. 



Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, a physicist, is Director of the TCG Centres of Research & Education in Science and Technology (CREST) and C V Raman University Professor at Ashoka University; he was formerly Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.


Rohini Godbole is emeritus Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; she was the founding chair of the `Women in Science’ panel of the Indian Academy of Sciences.


Ram Ramaswamy is at IIT Delhi, having taught earlier in the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University; he has been President of the Indian Academy of Sciences 2016-18, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad 2011-15.


Somak Raychaudhury is presently Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune; he was previously Dean of the Faculty of Physical & Mathematical Sciences at Presidency University, Kolkata.


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