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Research Highlights

A new mechanism of self-repairing in piezoelectric materials is discovered.

S. Bhunia, S. Chandel, S. K. Karan, S. Dey, A. Tiwari, S. Das, N. Kumar, R. Chowdhury, S. Mondal, I. Ghosh, A. Mondal, B. B. Khatua, N. Ghosh, C. M. Reddy, Science, 2021, 373, 321–327.

Hydropool mapping of the highest river in the world (Dudh Kosi, Mt. Everest).

Dasgupta, B., Ajay, A., Kumar, A., Thamban, M., & Sanyal, P. (2021). Isoscape of surface runoff in high mountain catchments: An alternate model for meteoric water characterization and its implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033950.

The cost of bacterial predation via Type VI Secretion System leads to predator extinction under environmental stress.

The teams of Amirul I Mallick & Dipjyoti Das combined experiments and mathematical modeling to show how bacterial predation under environmental stress can lead to predator extinction and host defence.

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The First-order Mott Transition in V2O3 has Traits of Second Order Transitions.

This work shows that the strongly hysteretic first-order phase transition in V2O3, and possibly other similar materials with long-ranged interactions, can have features usually associated with second-order transitions


Director's Message

Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi  Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) were established as autonomous institutes for higher education by the then Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education), Government of India, to promote high quality education and research in basic sciences. The first two institutes, under this initiative, were IISER Kolkata (IISER-K) and IISER Pune in 2006, followed by IISER Mohali in 2007, and IISER Bhopal and IISER Thiruvananthapuram in 2008, IISER Tirupati in 2015 and IISER Berhampur in 2016. One of the major objectives has been to integrate quality teaching with curiosity needed for state-of-the-art research. Teaching and research have both been very important components in the growth of IISERs.

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