B. Ananthanarayan

Home Address: No. 9, Vigyan Vihar Apartments,
8, 4th cross, Jaladarshini layout extension,
Off New B.E.L. Road, Bangalore-560094

Phone: +91-80-2351 3989

Welcome to my homepage. I am Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and Chairman of the Centre for High Energy Physics. Recently I have started writing a blog Anant-Observations which I do not update very often.

My co-workers at the Centre are Gauhar Abbas, I. Sentitemsu Imsong, Jayita Lahiri and Monalisa Patra. I have also collaborated with Sumit K. Garg recently.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of European Physical Journal A. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics.

I promise to update this page very soon.

Research Interests:

The Discovery of Anomalies

Apparently it is not very well known that anomalies were first discovered
by Hamlet.  I take this opportunity to set this historical mistake right. 

		"...And enterprises of great pith and moment,
		In this regard, their currents turn awry,
		And lose the name of action."

		See Act III, Scene I of W. Shakespeare's Hamlet

John Updike on my name

Apparently John Updike was so impressed by the name Ananthanarayanan he wrote a poem on it....

     "I Missed His Book, But I Read His Name" by
	  Updike, John (1932-)

	Though authors are a dreadful clan
	To be avoided if you can,
	I'd like to meet the Indian,
	M. Anantanarayanan.
	I picture him as short and tan.
	We'd meet, perhaps, in Hindustan.
	I'd say, with admirable elan ,
	"Ah, Anantanarayanan --
	I've heard of you.  The  Times  once ran
	A notice on your novel, an
	Unusual tale of God and Man."
        And Anantanarayanan
        Would seat me on a lush divan
	And read his name -- that sumptuous span 
	Of "a's" and "n's" more lovely than 
	"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan" --
	Aloud to me all day.  I plan
	Henceforth to be an ardent fan
	of Anantanarayanan --
	M . Anantanarayanan.                           

* "The Silver pilgrimage," by M. Anantanarayanan ....160 pages.
Criterion. $3.95. The Times

My favourite poem

		The Wombat

The wombat lives across the seas,
Among the far Antipodes.
He may exist on nuts and berries,
Or then again, on missionaries;
His distant habitat precludes
Conclusive knowledge of his moods.
But I would not engage the wombat
In any form of mortal combat.

	             - Ogden Nash

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Last modified: December 14, 2011