Seminars during 1996
Mathematics

Prof. M.S. Narasimhan,
International Centre for
Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
Gave a talk on
HermitianEinstein metrics on parabolic stable bundles
(January 1996).

Prof. T. Shiota,
RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan. G
ave a
talk on Random Matrices and Soliton Equations (January
1996).

Prof. M. Waldschmidt,
University of Paris VI, France.
Gave a talk on An application of Clifford algebras to
transcendental number theory (January 1996).

Prof. Daniel Bertrand,
University of Paris VI, France.
Gave a talk on An arithmetic analogue of Matsusaka's
inequality (January 1996).

Prof. V. Lakshmibai,
Northeastern University, Boston,
U.S.A. Gave a series of lectures on Toric Varieties,
Frobenius Splitting, and Gröbner Bases (January 1996).

Dr. Niels Lauritzen,
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Gave a talk on Frobenius Splitting and Hyperplane sections
of Flag Manifolds (March 1996).

Prof. K. Varadarajan,
University of Calgary, Calgary,
Canada.
Gave talks on "Geometric methods in group theory"
and "On semi local rings" (MayJune 1996).

Dr. Gopala Krishna Srinivasan.
Gave a talk on "Nonlinear Fuchsian equations" (June
1996).

Prof. T.R. Ramadas,
Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research, Mumbai.
Gave a talk on "Projectively flat
connections" (August 1996).

Dr. Reuben Rabi,
King's College, London.
Gave a talk
on "Hodge theory on pi_1" (August 1996).

Prof. M.P. Murthy,
University of Chicago, U.S.A.
Gave
talks on "Projective modules over affine algebras"
(September 1996),
"Cancellation of projective modules
over affine algebras"
and
"Grothendieck's theorem on parafactorial rings" (January 1997).

Prof. J.H. Coates,
Cambridge University, U.K.
Gave a
talk on "Mysterious class of Padic fields" (September
1996).

Dr. Indranil Biswas,
Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research, Mumbai.
Gave a talk on "Parabolic bundles"
(September 1996).

Prof. R. Wisbauer,
University of Dusseldorff,
Germany.
Gave a talk on "On coalgebras and comodules"
(September 1996).

Prof. D.N. Verma,
Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research, Mumbai.
Gave talks on "The highestweight
approach to the SchurWeyl problem" (October 1996),
"Zeroweightspaces & some elementary algebraic geometry"
and "A variation on the theme of quantum groups"
(February 1997).

Prof. Balwant Singh,
Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research, Mumbai.
Gave a talk on "On subintegrality"
(October 1996).

Dr. C.S. Rajan,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Mumbai.
Gave a talk on "Strong multiplicity one for
Ladic representations" (November 1996).

Prof. Robert V. Moody,
University of Alberta, Canada.
Gave a talk on "Mathematical Quasicrystals:
noncrystallographic root systems, self similarity and
diffraction" (December 1996).

Dr. C.S. Aravinda,
Indian Statistical Institute,
Bangalore.
Gave a talk on "Topological rigidity & exotic
smooth structures" (December 1996).

Prof. C. Procesi,
University of Rome, La Sapienza,
Italy.
(visited under the agreement for Direct Cultural
and Scientific Cooperation between the University of Rome
"La Sapienza" and the SPIC Mathematical Institute).
Gave two talks on "From conical singularities to
normal crossings" and a talk on "Vassiliev invariants"
(December 1996).

Prof. Wilberd van der Kallen,
Universiteit Utrecht, The
Netherlands.
Gave a talk on "Space of triangles & Schur
modules" (December 1996).
Computer Science

Ms. Barbara Sprick,
University of Hildesheim, Germany.
Gave a talk on A tableaubased proof system for a subset
of nuTrTL (January 1996).

Prof. Rohit Parikh,
City University of New York, New
York, U.S.A.
Gave a talk on Belief and Belief Revision
at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (January 1996).

Prof. Dines Bjorner,
United Nations
University/International Institute for Software Technology,
Macau.
Gave a talk on "Software support for infrastructure
systems" (April 1996).