Friday, December 15, 2017
STIP Forum Lecture Series on 'Reversing Climate Change with Molten Salt Technologies' | 21 December | India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Monday, December 11, 2017
CfPs: Workshop on "Multi-scale Climate Governance in India: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities" | 18-19 Jan, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
Saturday, December 9, 2017
What Role for Social Sciences in Innovation? Re-Assessing How Scientific Disciplines Contribute to Different Industries | OECD STI Policy Paper
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Key to Resolving Straw Burning: Farmers’ Expertise | by P Pandey, G Valkenburg, A Mamidipudi, & W.E. Bijker
- The problem of straw burning is persistent: rules and regulations nor technological alternatives have been able to end it. This points at the need for a much deeper understanding of the underlying causes.
- Using agricultural waste for energy is not only a technological and supply-chain problem, but requires integrated policies from the agricultural and energy-domain ministries.
- Without the collaboration of farmers, no solution will work. Farmers thus need to be involved in finding solutions that help their communities and livelihoods, values their skills and knowledge, and respects their identities and dignity.
- The problem has such diverse technological, economic and cultural dimensions, that a diversity of solutions should be pursued. This diversity should include localized and community-based solutions. One centralised industry-led bioenergy approach, such as 2G ethanol, will not accommodate the diverse forms in which the problem exists.
Monday, December 4, 2017
A Talk by Prof. Stephen Stigler on "Mahalanobis & Fisher: Mathematical Statistics As A Global Enterprise" | ISI Delhi on Friday, 8th December
Online Registration is open for a talk by Professor Stephen Stigler from the University of Chicago on "Mahalanobis & Fisher: Mathematical Statistics As A Global Enterprise" on Friday, December 8th, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (ISI Delhi Auditorium; Address: 7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg, New Delhi, 110016).