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A phenomenal platform to hear breath-taking keynote lectures by distinguished individuals. A platform where successful and awe-inspiring people, all wealthy with wisdom, from around the globe, gather to tell their story. LS is that one event where lectures aren’t dreary, but exciting, unique, and incredible. Attend, indulge, and Change Your Life!

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Lecture Series 2018 featured

Dr. Murzy D. Jhabvala

Head of Instruments Division, NASA Goddard Space Centre

Manfred Krammer

Head of Department, Experimental Physics, CERN

Marlon West

Head of Effects, Animation, Walt Disney

V. K. Saraswat

Former Director General, DRDO

J. Satyanarayana

Chairman, UIDAI

PAST SPEAKERS
MARLON WEST
Head of Effects, Animation.
His first project with Disney was to create effects for The Lion King, and he has since worked on Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, and the blockbuster Frozen, among many others. His recent success with the stunning visuals of Moana has garnered him a lot of praise.
ADA YONATH
Nobel prize in Chemistry 2009.
A world renowned crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome which fetched her the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Dr. Subramanya Swamy
MP, Rajya Sabha.
Dr. Swamy has served as a member of the Planning Commission of India and as a Union Cabinet Minister. He is a renowned economist, statistician, politician and is a former Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade.He has written on foreign affairs of India dealing largely with Pakistan and Israel and worked on normalizing relationships with China.
Lyn Evans
Project Leader, Large Hadron Collider, CERN.
In 2012, the International Committee for Future Accelerators selected Evans as Director of the Linear Collider Collaboration, an international effort promoting construction of a new linear collider to complement CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He served as the LHC project leader until 2008.
NADRIAN SEEMAN
Father of Nanotechnology.
He is known for inventing the field of DNA nanotechnology.  He published the synthesis of the first three-dimensional nanoscale object, a cube made of DNA. The concept of the dissimilar double DNA crossover introduced by him, was an important stepping stone towards the development of DNA origami.
Dr.FREDERICK J. RAAB
Head, LIGO Observatory.
He was appointed Head of LIGO Hanford Observatory in 1995. Dr. Raab is the Associate Director for Operations of the LIGO Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and he regularly serves as an expert panellist reviewing large national programs in the physical and environmental sciences, engineering and science education.
KIRAN BEDI
First Woman IPS Officer.
The current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi remained in service for 35 years before taking voluntary retirement as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development. She became the first Indian woman to be appointed as a Police Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations and was one of the key leaders of the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement.
V.K. SARASWAT
Former Director General, DRDO.
He played a crucial role in the development of the Prithvii missile and its induction into the Indian Armed Forces. For his untiring contributions to the development of the country as the former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Indian Minister of Defence and a current member of the Planning Commission of India, he was awarded the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.