Category Archives: Science

Nenshad Bardoliwalla At BigDataSV 2016

Nenshad Bardoliwalla At BigDataSV 2016

Enabling ‘Excel people’ to work with Big Data | #BigDataSV Back in 2013, at BigDataNYC, Paxata, Inc. announced the launch of the company on theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, and since then the company, headquartered in Redwood City, California, has expanded its funding, employees, customers and global reach. Article by Marlene Den Bleyker |…

Karachi bike repairman inspired Mavalvala

Karachi bike repairman inspired Mavalvala

Now working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory(LIGO) in the United States, Dr Nergis Mavalvala still thanks a bicycle repairman in Karachi for her hands-on skills. by Yusra Salim, Tribune “One of my formative experiences in Karachi happened when, as a 10-year-old, I would take my bicycle to the bike repair shop right outside our…

Nergis Mavalvala and First Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves

Nergis Mavalvala and First Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves

Regular readers of Parsi Khabar will remember our article from 2012 on Nergis Mavalvala. The brilliant professor of physics at MIT is in the news again as one of the lead researchers who has worked on the project that led to first detection of gravitational waves. Nergis has been involved with the project practically from…

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Adi Bulsara

Adi Bulsara, scientist, holds a 3-axis coupled-core magnetometer originally developed for C-IED applications at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. (Photo by Alan Antczak Released) WHO: Dr. Adi Bulsara.  He grew up in Bombay, India, in a very conservative society.  He’s a part of the last few remaining members of the Zoroastrian religion…

Zoroastrian text that pre-empted science’s latest discovery

As was recently reported in the news There’s no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.   Renowned Zoroastrian scholar Prof Almut Hintze, in…

Infosys Prize 2013 for Physical Sciences awarded to Prof. Shiraz Naval Minwalla

Shiraz Naval Minwalla Member, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai The Infosys Prize 2013 for Physical Sciences is awarded to Prof. Shiraz Naval Minwalla for his pioneering contributions to the study of string theory, quantum field theory and gravity,…

Nergis Mavalvala: Just Herself

Nergis Mavalvala, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, can check off a whole lot of boxes on the diversity form. She isn’t just a woman in physics, which is rare enough. She is an immigrant from Pakistan and a self-described “out, queer person of color.” “I don’t mind being…