# Contact me

• Tel: +91-22-2278 2245
• Fax: +91-22-2278 2777, +91-22-2280 4610/4611
• Post: Department of Theoretical Physics, TIFR, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005, India.
• A clue to my email address: it is necessary and sufficient to know that I get email on this machine

# Teaching

## For my family: completely non-technical

Now and then someone in my family or an acquaintance asks me what I do. Typically the conversation goes: "Science; I do research". "So you wear a lab coat all day?" "No, not that kind of science". "Do you build bombs/spread uncurable diseases?". I wrote up a few things to answer those kinds of questions.

## For undergraduate students of physics

From time to time I give courses for research students. These can be accessed in a separate web page.

### Tutorials

#### Statistical analysis and probability

Much of the grungy work in science, whether you do experiments or computer simulations, has to do with questions of statistical accuracy. Here is a tutorial which introduces you to modern methods of statistical analysis. This was part of a course on statistical mechanics which I'd given in 1995. You might also want to look through an introduction to probability and statistical analysis, which was part of a course I'd given in 2002.

#### Mathematica

The Mathematica computer algebra system is currently very useful (in spite of its high cost, many people prefer it to its peers, at least for now). Here is a notebook which you can use as a quick Mathematica tutorial.

#### TeX/LaTeX

You'll spend a lot of time writing up accounts of your work. The best system for doing this is TeX. Here is an example file which some have found useful: compare the source and the pdf output to see what construct gives rise to which effect.

#### Writing a paper

What are you most likely to write? A paper, of course. There are simple ways to make this complicated and tedious job into a simple and straightforward task. Here is a tried-and-tested method.