ATMW Almora Mathematical Surveys (2012)
Venue:  Kumaun University, Almora (Uttarakhand) 
Dates:  3^{rd}  6^{th} October, 2012 
Convener(s)  Speakers, Syllabus and Time table  Applicants/Participants 
Name 
Prof. H. S. Dhami 
Prof. Sanjay Pant 
Mailing Address  Professor and Head, Dept. of Mathematics SSJ Campus Almora (Uttarakhand) 263601 
Department of Mathematics, DDU College, University of Delhi. 
Almora Mathematical Surveys will bring together leading mathematicians and young researchers to learn about important developments in several areas of mathematics.
The symposium will also provide an opportunity to young researchers to showcase their latest research.
Abstracts
• Wednesday, 3 October 2012
(1) Speaker: M. S. Raghunathan, IIT Bombay
Title : The Congruence Subgroup Problem
Abstract : In 1962 BassMilnorSerre and independently Mennicke showed that every subgroup H of finite index in SL(n, Z), for n > 2, contains the subgroup of all matrices in SL(n, Z), which are congruent to 1 modulo N, for a suitable positive integer N. Since then generalizations of this result has be obtained by various people for the so called arithmetic subgroups of algebraic groups. In this talk I will survey these developments over the last 50 years.
(2) Speaker: Vijay Kodiyalam, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title : Algebraic invariants of subfactors
Abstract : The theory of subfactors was initiated by Vaughan Jones in the early 80’s and led to his famous polynomial invariant for knots  the Jones polynomial. A factor is a von Neumann algebra (a ∗algebra of operators on Hilbert space that is closed in the topology of pointwise convergence) which has trivial centre. We will concentrate only on II1 factors which are factors on which there is a (necessarily unique)trace. A unital inclusion of factors is called a subfactor. Any II1 factor has modules that are characterized by their dimension which can be any nonnegative real number. The index of a II1 subfactor N ⊆ M is the dimension of (roughly speaking) M as an N module. A striking result of Jones is that the index is quantised  it is either larger than 4 or takes a discrete set of values between 1 and 4. Much of the algebraic aspects of subfactor theory lie in understanding, describing and characterising the ways N ⊆ M . We may even assume that both N and M are the hyperfinite II1 factor  in some sense the analytically simplest II1 factor.
Thus, the first invariant of a subfactor N ⊆ M is its index [M : N ] which is a multiplicative invariant. The next, is a sequence of finitedimensional C ∗ algebras arising as follows. Given a subfactor N = M0 ⊆ M = M1 , the Jones basic construction yields a
new subfactor M1 ⊆ M2 (of the same index) together with a distinguished projection e2 ∈ M2 . This construction can clearly be iterated to give a whole tower of factors M0 ⊆ M1 ⊆ M2 ⊆ · · · , together with the Jones projections e2 , e3 , e4 , · · · . The algebras
Pn = N ∩ Mn are finite dimensional C ∗ algebras. These algebras along with their inclusions are clearly invariants of the original subfactor N ⊆ M . Comparing the subfactor N ⊆ M with a field extension K ⊆ L and the index [M : N ] with the field extension degree [L : K], one is naturally led to ask for the analogue of the Galois group and this led Ocneanu to propose an object that he called a paragroup as an invariant for the subfactor. This includes the data of the finitedimensional algebras Pn but is a little more.
Meanwhile it was observed by Kauffman that the remarkable relationships satisfied by the Jones projections
ei ej= ej ei for i − j ≥ 2,
ei ei±1 ei = τ ei ,
(where τ is the reciprocal of the index) have a beautiful pictorial interpretation. From here, with a lot of hindsight, it is quite a natural question to ask whether all elements of the algebras Pn also have a pictorial interpretation.The (affirmative) answer to this leads to Jones’ planar algebras  an algebraic and plane topological object that encodes paragroups in a form amenable to easy computation.
• Thursday, 4 October, 2012
(1) Speaker: Mahan Mj. RKM Vivekananda University, Belur
Title : Recent Developments inKleinianGroups : a tribute to Bill Thurston
Abstract : The field ofKleiniangroups has seen a number of major developments during the last decade: both for infinite covolume groups as well as for lattices. For infinite covolume discrete groups the major open problem was to determine the possible
isometry types of complete hyperbolic 3manifoldshomeomorphic to the product of a surface with an open interval. This was settled by Minsky and BrockCanaryMinsky in their proof of Thurston’s Ending Lamination Conjecture. Using their work, the author
was able to settle another conjecture of Thurston: Connected limit sets of finitely generated Kleinian groups are locally connected. A couple of recent developments for lattices in SO(3, 1) have been the following:
(1) The surface subgroup conjecture of Thurston, asserting that every uniform lattice contains a surface subgroup. This was settled by Kahn and Markovic.
(2) The virtual Haken and virtual fibering conjecturesof Thurston, asserting that every closed hyperbolic 3manifold has a finitesheeted cover that fibers over the circle. This was settled by the work of Wise followed by work of Agol.
(2) Speaker : C. S. Rajan, TIFR, Mumbai
Title : Geometry and Arithmetic: More than analogies?
Abstract : Analogies between geometry and arithmetic have been a constant source of inspiration for theories and theorems. We will sketch some of these analogies. We speculate whether the analogy between spectrum, or more generally the geometry associated to the canonical metric can possibly lead to a deeper connection between geometry and arithmetic.
(3) Speaker : Kaushal Verma, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Title : FatouBieberbach domains
Abstract : FatouBieberbach domains are proper subdomains in Cn that are biholomorphic to Cn . This talk will outline the construction of such domains and their basic properties. Several examples will also be given.
• Friday, 5 October, 2012
(1) Speaker: S. Kesavan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title : On the spectrum of the Laplacian
Abstract: Let Ω ⊂ Rn be a bounded domain. Consider the eigenvalue problem
−∆u = λu in Ω
u = 0 on ∂Ω.
Using the theory of compact selfadjoint operators, we can show that there exists a sequence of positive reals {λn } which are the eigenvalues and a corresponding sequence of eigenfunctions {un } which forms an orthonormal basis for L2 (Ω).
Various properties of the eigenvalues ond eigenfunctions will be discussed. Open problems related to these will also be presented.
(2) Speaker: S. G. Dani, IIT Bombay
Title : Interface between hyperbolic geometry and Diophantine approximation
Abstract :The geodesic and horocycle flows associated to surfaces of constant negative curvature, and their analogues acting on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups, have played an important role in the study of various questions in Diophantine approximation, including qualitative aspects of approximation of irrational numbers by rationals, values of linear forms and quadratic forms at integral points, uniform distribution of various sequences in the ambient spaces, etc. Conversely some questions in hyperbolic geometry can be treated fruitfully by application of notions in Diophantine approximation such as continued fractions. In this survey we begin by introducing the basic framework of hyperbolic geometry, the geodesic and horocycle groups, the dynamical questions associated with them, and describe their relations with and applications to problems in number theory, highlighting the bridges between the two areas. A brief treatment of how the theory generalizes to homogeneous spaces of Lie groups, wellknown applications in the theme, and open problems will also be included.
(3) Speaker: Parameswaran Sankaran, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title : The Vector Field Problem : A Survey
Abstract : Let M be a (paracompact Hausdorff) smooth connected manifold of dimension n ≥ 1. A vector field on M is an association p → v(p) of a tangent vector v(p) ∈ Tp M for each p ∈ M which varies continuously with p. In more technical language it is a (continuous) crosssection of the tangent bundle τ (M ) of M . The vector field problem asks: Given M , what is the largest possible number r
such that there exists vector fields v1 , . . . , vr which are everywhere linearly independent, that is, v1 (x), . . . , vr (x) ∈ Tx M are everywhere linearly independent for every x ∈ M . The number r is called the span of M , written Span(M ). It is clear that 0 ≤ Span(M ) ≤ dim(M ). The vector field problem is an important and central problem in differential topology. My talk will focus on the vector field problem and related questions of stable span, parallelizability, etc. In particular we will discuss the following: (i) a brief survey of the main results of general nature, (ii) state the result for the span of spheres and projective spaces, and, (iii) consider the class of homogeneous
spaces.
(4) Speaker: Anupam Saikia, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Title: Application of Euler systems in recent advances on some wellknown conjectures.
Abstract: The notion of Euler systems originated in the work of Thaine and Kolvagin in late 1980’s and has been successfully developed by Rubin, PerrinRiou, Kaand others to obtain significant results relating arithmetic objects to their analytcounterparts. An Euler system of a padic representation T of the absolute Galogroup of a number field K is a collection of cohomology classes cF ∈ H 1 (Gal(F /F ), Tfor a family of abelian extensions F of K with a relation between cF and cF whenevF ⊂ F . Euler systems provide a powerful tool in bounding class groups number fieldand Selmer groups associated with Galois representations. Some of the mportanapplications are as follows. cF resemble the Euler factors of an Euler product.
(i) Euler systems constructed from cyclotomic and elliptic units have been used bRubin to prove several cases of Iwasawa’s Main Conjecture, which relates the locanalytic behavior of a Galois representation to an associated Galois module.
(ii) Euler systems have been used by Kolyvagin, Rubin, Kato and others to provcertain cases of the Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture, which relates the MordeWeil and ShafarevichTate groups of an elliptic curve on one side and the criticLvalues of the elliptic curve on the other side.
(iii) Thaine’s original work leading to Euler systems provides a crucial ingredient the recent proof of the Catalan’s conjecture by Mihailescu (2002).
(iv) In the proof of BlochKato’s Tamagawa Number Conjecture for Dirichlet characteby Huber and Kings (2003), Euler systems are used to reduce the conjecture to thanalytic class number formula.
(5) Speaker : Sukumar Das Adhikari, HRI, Allahabad
Title : Algebraic methods in Additive Combinatorics
Abstract : Here we try to have a glimpse of some classical problems and results in Additive Combinatorics and some tools from rudimentary abstract algebra which come in handy in dealing with these problems. A prototype of zerosum theorems, the theorem of Erd ̋s, Ginzburg and Ziv (known as the EGZ theorem in the literature) has several proofs; some among the most interesting
proofs involve elementary algebraic techniques.The direct problem for addition in groups is to find a lower bound for A + B in terms
of A and B, where for a finite set A, we denote its cardinality by A. The classical CauchyDavenport theorem, which can be said to be the first theorem in additive group theory, gives a lower bound for A + B in terms of A and B, where A and B are nonempty subsets of Z/pZ. We shall see an elementary algebraic proof of this theorem. The CauchyDavenport can be also used to prove the EGZ theorem mentioned above.We shall also discuss an algebraic method due to Olson which gave the exact value of the Davenport constant for certain classes of finite groups and which also yields the best known general upper bound.The Erd ̋sHeilbronn Conjecture which was proved in 1994 by Dias da Silva and Hamidoune was later proved by Alon, Nathanson and Ruzsa via polynomials. In a brief discussion of the polynomial method, we shall state a general result of Alon, which implies many of the elementary results we use during our discussion.
• Saturday, 6 October, 2012
(1) Speaker : Gadadhar Misra, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Title : The Bergman kernel function
Abstract : The important role of the Bergman kernel function in several areas of analysis and geometry will be discussed. Several methods for computing the Bergman kernel function will be described explicitly.
(2) Speaker : M. Vanninathan, TIFRCAM, Bangalore
Title : Methods for Elliptic Homogenization : A Brief Survey
Abstract : In this talk, we introduce the homogenization problem in the setting of elliptic partial differential equations (PDE)and state some of the objectives of the theory.In the literature, various aspects of such equations are discussed. Some of them are
existence and uniqueness of solutions,their stability with respect to data, dependence of solutions on parameters, apriori estimates on solutions, influence of regularity of data on the solution, influence of singularity of data on the solution etc. Homogeniza
tion deals with an asymptotic property of PDE which is subtly different from classical aspects of PDE mentioned above. More precisely,the theory examines the effects of oscillations in the data on the solution. We also mention how the need for such a studyarises in applications.Throughout our discussion, we deal with a single model problem. Outlined are various methods of homogenization found in the literature.Without going through the details, we highlight the main ideas and steps involved in them.More precisely, we plan to discuss the following methods depending on the availability of time: Two scale Asymptotic Expansion, Oscillating test functions,Two scale convergence,Bloch Wave Method, Gamma Convergence, Compensated Compactness,HMeasures, Probabilistic Method, Periodic Unfolding Method etc. In any case, appropriate references from the literature are given for the convenience of the interested audience.Some open problems of homogenization theory are also mentioned.
(3) Speaker : V. Kumar Murty, University of Toronto
Title : The Prime Number Theorem and generalizations
Abstract : Denote by π(x) the number of primes ≤ x. The classical prime number theorem gives the asymptotic growth of π(x). It is the simplest case of a vast array of results and conjectures that ask for the distribution of primes with specific properties.
For example, the Chebotarev density theorem describes the distribution of prime ideals of a number field F that factor in a particular way in an extension field K of finite degree over F . The recently proved SatoTate conjecture is also a prime number theorem
which can be interpreted as the splitting of primes in a certain infinite extension of the rational numbers.
In this talk, we will discuss several prime number theorems, their relationship to Lfunctions and their applications to problems in number theory and arithmetic geometry.We shall also describe some open problems.
Time Table

10/03/12 
10/04/12 
10/05/12 
10/06/12 
9.0010.00 
Registration 
Mahan Mj. 
S. Kesavan 
G. Misra 
10.0011.00 
Opening Ceremony for CEMS 
C. S. Rajan 
S. G. Dani

M.Vanninathan 
Tea Break
11.3012.30 
Transfer to Kasar Resort 
K. Verma 
P. Sankaran 
V. Kumar Murty 
Lunch Break
2.303.30 
M. S. Raghunathan 
2.30 Departure for Jageshwar 
A. Saikia 
Departure to Bhimtal 
Tea Break
4.005.00 
V. Kodiyalam 
4.006.00 Jageshwar 
S. D. Adhikari 
4.005.00 Bhimtal 
5.006.00 
TEA and SNACKS 
6.00 Depart for KJR 
TEA and SNACKS 
5.30 Departure for Kathgodam 
Patron 
Mrs. Hemlata Dhoundiyal 
Acting ViceChanceller Kumaun University 
Scientific Committee

Convener
R. Balasubramaian
IMSc, Chennai
Secretary
J. K. Verma
IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Members
S. Kesavan
IMSc, Chennai
Mahan Maharaj
RKMV University, Belur
G. Misra
IISc, Bangalore
M.S. Raghunathan
IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Local Organising Committee

Convener
H. S. Dhami
Kumaun University
Secretary
Sanjay Pant
Delhi University
Members
V.P. Pandey
Kumaun University
Jaya Upreti
Kumaun University
Selected Applicants 
Participants requested to confirm their participation by sending an email to Prof. Sanjay Pant on Sanjpant at gmail.com by July 27, 2012.
Please mention following details in your email:
1. Your current position: research scholar, PDF,lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor
2. Affiliation
3. Whether you will like to contribute a 3 page summary of an unpublished paper for the exhibition ?
We will contact you later about it.
4. Arrivaldeparture date, time in Kathgodam and from Kathgodam

SID 
Name 
Age 
Status 
Affiliation 
1 
1691 
Dr. Avijit Sarkar 
32 
F 
U. Kalyani, Nadia, WB 
2 
1697 
Mr. Abhishek Mishra 
25 
RS 
BHU, Varanasi, UP 
3 
1745 
Mr. Sheo Kumar Singh 
29 
RS 
BHU, Varanasi, UP 
4 
1746 
Ms. Noor Rana 
24 
RS 
BHU, Varanasi, UP 
5 
1996 
Dr. Varun Kumar 
28 
F 
IITBHU, Varanasi, UP 
6 
1761 
Mr. Shailesh Trivedi 
25 
RS 
BHU, Varanasi, UP 
7 

Dr. Harish Chandra 
49 
F 
BHU, Varanasi, UP 
8 
1704 
Mr. Gopal Datt 
24 
RS 
DU, Delhi 
9 
1983 
Dr. Sumit Kumar Sharma 
30 
F 
Kirorimal College, Delhi 
10 
1981 
Mr. Dinesh Kumar 
24 
RS 
DU, Delhi 
11 
1709 
Kushal Lalwani 
23 
RS 
DU, Delhi 
12 
1978 
Dr. Varinder Kumar 
30 
F 
Bhagat Singh College, DU 
13 
1708 
Ms. Waikhom W. Chanu 
25 
RS 
NERIST, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 
14 
1773 
Mr. Biju Kumar Dutta 
32 
F 
NERIST, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 
15 
1722 
Dr. Samudrala Upendra 
40 
F 
Govt. College, Nalgonda, AP 
16 
1747 
Mr. Sampath Lonka 
26 
RS 
CU, Hyderabad 
17 
1748 
Mr. Gopal Sharan 
26 
RS 
CU, Hyderabad 
18 
1789 
Mr. Srikanth Ravulapalli 
27 
RS 
CU, Hyderabad 
19 
1940 
Dr. S.R. Vempati 
34 
F 
Anurag Group of Institution, Hyderabad 
20 
1729 
Dr. Ali Akbar Kamaludheen 
30 
F 
GC, Chittur, Kerala 
21 
1760 
Ms. T. Mubeena 
28 
RS 
IMSc, Chennai 
22 
1902 
Dr. Kunal Krishna Mukherjee 
39 

IMSc, Chennai 
23 
1754 
Mr. Sushobhan Mazumdar 
24 
RS 
IIT Madras 
24 
1785 
Mr. Amiya K.Mondal 
27 
RS 
IIT Bombay 
25 
1835 
Ms. Anuradha Ahuja 
26 
RS 
IIT, Bombay 
26 
1844 
Dr. Prachi Mahajan 


IIT Bombay 
27 
1793 
Mr. Balakumar Ganapathi 
28 
RS 
IISc, Bangalore 
28 
1854 
Mr. Biplab Basak 
24 
RS 
IISc, Bangalore 
29 
1904 
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Keshari 
29 
RS 
IISc, Bangalore 
30 
1902 
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Keshari 
29 
RS 
IISc, Bangalore 
31 
1941 
Mr. Tuhin Ghosh 
25 
RS 
TIFR, Bangalore 
32 
1973 
Dr. Ravi Shankar Parameswaran 


TIFR, Bangalore 
33 
1954 
Dr. Sushil Gorai 
30 

ISI, Bangalore 
34 
1974 
Mr. Saurabh Kumar Singh 
23 
RS 
TIFR, Mumbai 
35 
1884 
Mr. Sudarshan Gurjar 
25 
RS 
TIFR, Mumbai 
36 
1883 
Dr. Shilpa Gondhali 
29 

TIFR, Mumbai 
37 
1896 
Anand Sawant 
24 
RS 
TIFR, Mumbai 
38 
1891 
Shiv Prakash Patel 
27 
RS 
TIFR, Mumbai 
39 
1887 
Sandip Singh 
27 
RS 
TIFR, Mumbai 
40 
1809 
Dr. Swagata Sarkar 
34 

ISI, Kolkata 
41 
1895 
Dr. Subrata Shyam Roy 
34 
F 
IISER, Kolkata 
42 
1968 
Dr. Digant Borah 
31 
F 
IISER, Pune 
43 
1728 
Dr. K. Gongopadhyay 
34 
F 
IISER, Mohali, Punjab 
44 
1930 
Ms. Priya Shahi 
26 
RS 
Thapar University, Panjab 
45 
1994 
Izhar Uddin 
25 
RS 
AMU, Aligarh 
46 
1917 
Ms. Anupam Sharma 
25 
RS 
AMU, Aligarh 
47 
1986 
Dr. Gande Naga Raju 
36 
F 
Visveswariya NIT, Nagpur 
48 
1758 
Mr. Adarsh Kumar 
30 

Shabli National College, Azamgarh, UP 
From Uttarakhand
1 
Prof. C S Bisht 
KU,DSB Campus, Nainital, 
2 
Prof. R P Pant 
Campus Head, DSB Campus Nainital 
3 
Prof. M C Joshi 
KU,DSB Campus Nainital 
4 
Mr. Pankaj Bahuguna (RS) 
HNBGU,Srinagar 
5 
Mr. Ravindra Kishor Bisht (RS) 
KU,DSB Campus,Nainital 
6 
Dr. Sparsh Bhatt 
KU,DSB Campus, Nainital 
7 
Dr. H S Nayal 
Head, Mathematics, GPGC Ranikhet 
8 
Dr. Raghvendra Mishra 
GPGC Ranikhet 
9 
Dr. G S Negi 
GPGC Ranikhet 
10 
Dr. Archana Sah 
HOD Mathematics, GPGC Haldwani 
11 
Dr. Amit Sachdeva 
GPGC Haldwani 
12 
Dr. Rajkishore Bisht 
Amarpali Institute of Technology and Management 
13 
Dr. Rakesh Pande 
Amarpali Institute of Technology and Management 
14 
Dr. Amita Chaurasia 
HOD Mathematics, GPGC Kashipur 
15 
Dr. U S Rana 
DAV PG COllege Dehradun 
16 
Dr. L M Upadhyay 
MP PG College Mussorrie 
17 
Dr. Narottam Joshi 
HOD Mathematics, GPGC Pithoragarh 
18 
Dr. Himanshu Bahaguna 
Uttaranchal Institute of Technology Dehradun 
19 
Dr. Sanjay Padaliya 
SGRR Dehradun 
20 
Prof. A K Singh 
Head, Dept. of Mathematics, Garhwal Univ Campus Badshahi Thaul, Tehri Garhwal 
21 
Prof. D. S. Negi 
Garhwal Univ Campus Srinagar (Garhwal) 
22 
Dr. Shankar Lal 
Garhwal Univ Tehri campus Tehri Garhwal 
23 
Prof. U.C. Jairola 
HNBGU, Pauri Campus 
24 
Prof. R.C. Dimri 
HNBGU, Pauri Camus 
25 
Dr. Ashish Mehta 
KU, DSB Campus, Nainital 
26 
Dr. Prakash Mathpal 
NIT Uttarakhand, Srinagar 
27 
Dr. Navneet Joshi 
Graphic Era Univ, Bhimtal 
28 
Ms. Deepa Bisht (RS) 
KU,DSB Campus,Nainital 
29 
Mr. Manoj Kumar Patel (RS) 
Gurukula Kangri Univ. Haridwar, Uttarakhand 
30 
Mr. Ajay Gairoa (RS) 
KU, DSB, Nainital 
31 
Mr. Lokesh Joshi (RS) 
Gurukula Kangri Univ. Haridwar, Uttarakhand 
32 
Mr. Sunny Chauhan (RS) 
KU, DSB Campus, Nainital 
33 
Dr. Gaurav Varshney 
Govt. Degree College Karanprayag,Uttarakhand 
34 
Prof. Kunwar Singh Rawat 
HNBGU, Badshah Thaul,Tehri 
35 
Dr. Sandeep Bhatt (PDF/AP) 
HNBGU, Srinagar 
36 
Mr.Kuldeep Prakash (RS) 
KU,DSB Campus,Nainital 
37 
Dr. Mangal Singh Bisht 
GBPEC, Pauri Garhwal 
38 
Ms. Shruti Chaukiyal(RS) 
HNBGU,Srinagar 
39 
Dr. Madan Singh Rawat 
HNBGU,Srinagar 
40 
Dr. Arvind Bhatt 
B.C.T.Kumaun Institute of Technology, Dwarahat 
41 
Mr. Pawan Tamta (RS/AP) 
KU, SSJ Campus, Almora 
42 
Dr. Hemlata Pande (PDF/AP) 
KU, SSJ Campus,Almora 
43 
Dr. Sumit Khulbe (PDF/AP) 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
44 
Prof. Jaya Upreti 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
45 
Prof. Neeraj Tiwari 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
46 
Prof. Vijay Pande 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
47 
Dr. B.C. Tiwari 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
48 
Mr. Richanshu Sharma (RS) 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
49 
Mrs. Shalini Sharma (RS) 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
50 
Mr. Kali Charan (RS) 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
51 
Dr. Girija Shankar Pande 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora/Bageshwar 
52 
Mr. Bhagwati Prasad Pande (RS) 
KU,SSJ Campus,Almora 
How to reach 
Almora is a hill station. There are trains from Delhi up to Haldwani/Kathgodam.
The names of trains are Ranikhet Express, Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express and AC express from Ananad Vihar in Delhi.
Air service is also available for Pantnagar from Delhi but one will have to check whether the facility is available
on the days of journey.
Taxi shall be available from Kathgodam or Haldwani which can be arranged for the experts after knowing their itinerary.