Category Archives: People

Nerdy cartoons

We talked a little about nerdy cartoons in my class this morning. The topic came up in the context of a couple of quotes: George Box: “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.” [This quote came up naturally … Continue reading

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A short profile of Prof. Harry Bhadeshia

Over at Forbes India. He hits an interesting note (and I have heard him say this in a seminar at IISc many years ago, so this must be one of his favourites) when he says: … Bhadeshia explored the world … Continue reading

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Your Major Need Not Be Your Destiny: Improbable Careers of Materials Engineers

At my other blog, we have looked at examples of metallurgists and materials engineers with later careers in other fields: Verghese Kurien (the father of India’s White Revolution), Manohar Parrikar (Chief Minister of Goa) Sidin Vadukut (journalist at Mint, blogger, … Continue reading

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