About CTS


The Centre for Theoretical Studies was founded in 1972, at the initiative of the IISc Director Prof. Satish Dhawan and Prof. E.C.G. Sudarshan. CTS ceased to exist at the end of 2003, and it has been replaced by the Centre for Contemporary Studies (CCS) beginning 2004.

An important aim of CTS was to foster interdisciplinary interactions by bringing together researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds, and to provide a stimulating atmosphere for carrying out independent research. Historically, many faculty members who initially joined CTS, later developed independent research groups and established new centres at IISc. These include Centre for Environmental Sciences (CES), Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), Developmental Biology and Genetics Laboratory (DBGL), and Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP).

Here is a photograph of the CTS members on 7 March 2019, gathered on the occasion of the special colloquium on Prof. E.C.G. Sudarshan's life and work by Prof. N. Mukunda.

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    Map of Indian Institute of Science (circa 2000)

    To Vigyanpura------------------New B E L Road------------------------|||
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    								  To  RRI
    	------------------ 				           # |||
    	  CEDT	          |     SERC			           # |||
    		          -------------------		           # |C|
    		         /|                 |----------------------# |||
               Maths   -----| |	 SSCU       |	  Snacks           # |V|
            ----------/__ MBU\|                 |		           # |||
            |   CTS      \__  |----------------------------------------# |R|
            |		\_| 				    Coffee # |A| J.N.Tata
            |		  |			            Board  # |M|Auditorium
    Guest   |          Telecom|				 Bookstore # |A|
    House------------------------------------------------------------Gate|N|
    			|   	           |     	           # ||| To Train
    			|       Main       |                       # |A| Station
    North <===		|      Building    |                       # |V|    //
    			|       with	   |                       # |E|Post/
    			|       tower	   |             Choksi    # |||Off/
    			|	           |              Hall     # ||| //
    			|                  |		         Main||Tata
    -----------------------------------------------------------------Gate|Circle
        Guest   Faculty	|     Physics   |	Library   |        # |||
        house    club	|Raman	        |		__|        # |||
       Annexe          TMC  |	        |   ___________/  |        # |||
    	         Canteen|   Hoysala     |__/	          |        # |||
    		  Xerox |    __________/|		  |Nehru   # |||
    	NCSI		|   /           |		  |Centre  # |||
    ----------------------------------------|		  |	   # ///
      Digital  State Bank	   |	  Canara|		  |Health # ///
      Library   of India	   |	   Bank	|Hostels    Janata|Centre# ///
    			   |		|	    Bazaar|	# ///  Gymkhana
    		         -------------------------------------Overbridge
    		       /                |                     # ///
               Hostels   /			|		     # ///
                       /	  `C' Mess     /		    # /C/
    		  |     	     /	Hostels		   # ///
    New Hostel	   \    	   /	      		  # /V/
      Blocks	     \___________/			 # ///	 Playing
    		      Kaveri   |			# /R/    Fields
    			     /			       # /A/
    		           / 			      # /M/
    -------------------------------------------------------/A|
    -------------------------------H-M-T----Road----------/N|
    	    	       |			   # ///
    	   Studio Apts	\			  # /A/	 
    			 \	Central		 # /V/   Post-doc
    	     Aryabhata	  \	School		# /E/    Hostel-->
    	    (Scientists'   \		       # ///
    	     Apartment)	    \ 	              # ///  Jawahar
    			     \ 	             # ///  Krishnaraja
    			      \		    # ///    `D' Mess
    ---------------------------------------------///
    			      |	             |||
                                  | Medical      |||
                                  | Store        |||
    		              |        Petrol|||
    		      	      |	        Pump |||
    		      	      |	             |||Police
    		              |	     Shreyas |||Station
    		      	      |	             |||
    		        		To Yeshwanthpur
    					   Bazaar
    
    Note:  The map is not to scale, and all buildings of IISc are not marked!
    

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    Last modified: 1 January 2004