Posts by Praveen Jayakumar

Into the Realm of a Puzzle Solver

12 Aug 2022 under Features

From signal processing to quantum entanglement, Shayan Garani’s interests encompass a diverse range of complex problems “The cube is a sort of [quantum computer] memory, where the vertices are qubits, and the faces are stabilisers,” says Shayan Srinivasa Garani, Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, when asked about the inspiration for his […]

Predicting Field Cricket Call Frequencies

12 Aug 2022 under Highlights

Crickets produce sounds by rubbing a specialised structure called ‘plectrum’ on the margin of one forewing against a file of ‘pegs’ on the other. These sounds get amplified by a resonant structure on the wing called the harp. A new approach has now been used to predict the acoustic features of calls of different cricket […]

Microplastics in the Cauvery River May Be Harming Fish

14 Jun 2022 under Focus

Pollutants like microplastics may be causing growth defects in fish in the Cauvery River, a new study in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety reveals. The study was led by Upendra Nongthomba, Professor at the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics (MRDG). Nongthomba likes his fish. “Over the years, I have cherished going to the backwaters […]