#WIISER Spotlight | Dr. Koel Das: Into thoughts and beyond

Leafy Behera and Arunita Banerjee

Dr. Koel Das is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at IISER Kolkata. In this electronic interview, she talks about her transition from an engineering background into academic research and her views on gender-balance renewal in research fields.

Science: Communicating, Educating and all that Jazz!

Subhayu Bagchi

In this piece the author looks back on the ills of misinformation and lack of scientific thought prevalent in modern society and tries to chart a way out of this situation. The path, suggested by the author, lies in undertaking programmes of science communication across all boards and inculcation of scientific discipline from an early age even in the household. In summary, it aims to set up a system of science education that takes a holistic approach to science outside classrooms.

Combatting the crown: Strategies for coronavirus vaccines

Subhajit Bandyopadhyay

Our fight against the COVID19 pandemic began simultaneously with it's onset. While earlier strategies were curative in nature, research has now moved on to preventive measures and multiple vaccines are being developed across the globe. This article discusses the science behind these vaccines and how they function.

Dr. Kamala Sohonie : Breaking the barriers in the history of Indian Science

Ravi Viswakarma

This article is about the first female Ph.D from India. The story unfolds her struggles and achievements. This is one of the earliest stories of breaking gender disparity in the scientific community of India.

Scientists Investigate Correlation Between Personality and Cognitive Ability in Wild ZebraFish

Samarpita Sen

The correlation between cognition and personality in an individual is still a murky one, and holds the key to many important questions in evolutionary biology. This article briefly discusses some of the latest findings concerning this correlation by using the zebrafish as a model organism.

Volcanic Lightning

Rahul Subbaraman

Lightning strikes can be frightening and incredibly gorgeous at the same time. When a volcano erupts, and you look within the cloud of ash, if you are lucky, you might witness a flash of one of the most beautiful displays of light – a volcanic lightning! Within its beauty it also holds insights of tracking of volcanic activities.

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On Simple Theories of a Complex World

Science is all about offering simple explanations to complicated things. But where does this agenda come from? W.V.O. Quine, one of the most influential philosophers of science in the 20th century, muses on the matter in a short 4-page article.

#WIISER - Women in Science at IISER

Cogito137-The thought capsule, is proud to host a showcase of amazing women, excelling at various STEM fields in IISER.

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