Second CAC Lecture on Robert Oppenheimer

Second CAC Lecture on Robert Oppenheimer held on April 22, 2019

April 22, 1904, Robert Oppenheimer was born and “everything went up the smoke”. He changed the fundamentals of warfare. He completely flipped the scenario of wars and brought down an entire nation by his scientific leadership on its knees in a matter of a few hours. In a way he was responsible for ending conventional and long drawn wars. His contributions led to a new era of “disarmament” and nuclear “anti-proliferation as well as to the concept of war to end wars and war for everlasting peace.

He was an able physicist who introduced many new ideas like the gravitational collapse of a massive body to what would be called a black hole. He was also a tragic hero caught in the midst of petty politics of 50’s and who missed the Nobel prize.

We celebrate his life on April 22, 2019, 115 years after the birth of a polyglot and an irrepressible investigator of life.


About the Speaker

Dr. H.S. Jamadagni was a Senior Professor at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering which formerly the Center for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – which is also his alma mater. H. S. Jamadagni has been a visiting faculty at Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, and Kaiserslautern University, Germany. He is closely associated with companies like Texas Instruments, Boeing, Xilinx and Freescale. He is a part and parcel of several projects and initiatives in the industry and the Government. He is a co-founder of a communication solutions start up – ESQUBE. Until recently was a member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He is one of the key mentors for the Intel Higher Education program in India and was the program coordinator for various Intel workshops and research programs. He is the force and the key driver for the Intel Internet Exchange Architecture® Program in India. He is a foremost a teacher, product developer, researcher, industrial consultant and one of the main coordinators of the national education publications in India and a mentor to many a research student. His current interests lies in the areas of application of hybrid wireless networks, embedded systems, energy management, wildlife studies and natural farming. He has published several papers in these areas.

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