Lecture on "Voyage through space and time: microscopic view of elementary chemical and biological events" - 17 February 2017
|Date and Venue Information:|
|17 February 2017, 4:15 pm, Room No. 2102, Academic Block II
|Title of Lecture:|
| "Voyage through space and time: microscopic view of elementary chemical and biological events" by Professor Biman Bagchi, F.N.A., F.A.Sc., F.N.A.Sc., FTWAS, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
|Man has remained fascinated with space and time since eternity. Starting with the early discoveries of telescope, microscope and clocks, we have graduated to atomic force microscopy and ultra-short laser pulses that provide unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution necessary to study natural phenomena at the microscopic level. The most recent development is single molecule spectroscopy that opened a unique way to study chemical and biological phenomena, like protein folding, enzyme kinetics, protein-DNA interaction at a single molecule level. We shall discuss many of the recent discoveries on these areas and try to understand fundamental microscopic chemical events that drive these processes.|