Special Lectures


Frontier Lecture Series

This is a novel lecture series held frequently by inviting resource persons from different Universities/research institutions, benefitting several research scholars. The year wise Frontier Lecture Series organized by JNCASR can be viewed by clicking past lectures


Michael Faraday Lectures

Michael Faraday FRS (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) an English physicist and chemist was one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. His experiments contributed greatly to the understanding of electromagnetism, diamagnetism, and electrolysis. He began his career as a chemist and discovered several new organic compounds such as benzene, although his major contribution was in the field of electricity and magnetism. Faraday had a long association with the Royal Institution of Great Britain and was elected a member of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1824. In 1833, Faraday became the first Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Linus Pauling Lectures

Linus Carl Pauling ( February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, and biochemist, who is well known for understanding and describing chemical bonding in molecules. Linus Pauling worked in a broad range of areas within chemistry. In 1951 he discovered the structure of the alpha helix, which is an important basic structural component of many proteins. Linus Pauling, has been awarded two undivided Nobel Prizes. In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Eight years later, in 1962 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to weapons of mass destruction.

Isaac Newton Lectures

Sir Isaac Newton PRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727) was an English physicist and mathematician, who was the greatest figure of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century. Isaac Newton is well known for his discoveries in optics (white light composition) and mathematics (calculus), however it is his formulation of the three laws of motion—the basic principles of modern physics—for which he is most famous. His formulation of the laws of motion resulted in the law of universal gravitation. He was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 and he served as President of the Royal Society (PRS), the elected Head of the Royal Society of London who presides over meetings of the society's council during1703–1727.

JNCASR Colloquium

The Centre invites eminent practitioners from diverse research areas to deliver institutional colloquia. Such events provide excellent opportunities for faculty and students to interact with the visitor and exchange ideas. In the recent past, many such colloquia have been held.