Following India’s Plan to Tackle Heatwaves

Minal Pathak, Associate Professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management and the Global Centre for Environment and Energy, and drafting author on the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was in the UK when the heatwaves disrupted normal life in the region. In a Q&A with The Stepwell, she outlines how India's initiatives to manage heat could help other global cities tackle extreme heat events.

Molecular Communication for Detecting Diseases

Increasingly dissatisfied with the RT-PCR method of confirming Covid, this computer engineering duo studied biology to propose how Molecular Communication can use multiple cytokines to detect not just Covid but other life-threatening diseases

Exciting Beginnings in Cosmology

This month’s breakthrough news in cosmology gave us more than one reason for cheer. Sagittarius A* captured by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration coincided with the launch of our International Centre for Space and Cosmology anchored at the School of Arts and Sciences. Notably, the Centre’s Director Professor Pankaj Joshi’s JMN (Joshi-Malafarina-Narayan) naked singularity model, proposed and published in 2011 by him and his colleagues, contributed to the modelling of the observations.

Low-Cost Atmospheric Sensors

An alternative to costly and bulky front-line research equipment used for measuring atmospheric trace species is proposed through the use of many lightweight, new-generation sensors. The research around these low-cost substitutes is driven by Assistant Professor Aditya Vaishya who is currently using the rooftop of our School of Arts and Sciences building as an effective research ground, having installed sensors all around.

Combating Cervical Cancer

Millions of women’s lives could be saved thanks to government funding received by biotech startup Pragmatech Healthcare for a standalone, cost-efficient immunoassay kit that allows detection of cervical cancer in the privacy of your home with minimal technical expertise. CERVICHECK was nurtured at Ahmedabad University's VentureStudio.