Category: Teaching

  • 5 Best Formal Shoes Brand in India Leading the Footwear Industry

    Footwear forms an integral part of our personality that is showcased before the world. People tend to be highly cautious about their attire and facial charm, but clean and impressive footwear leave a mark of impression. Majority of the premium footwear that rules the industry focuses on the design and quality creating an aura of panache and sophistication. Formal shoes must be chosen very carefully as it can break or mend an impression that can be very fruitful for your growing career.

    The leading footwear industry in India has captivated the crowd with its brilliance and design in offered by some elite brands. The top 5 formal shoes including Red Tape Shoes, Gucci, and Ferragamo that define the fad and provide an unparalleled comfort have been highlighted below:

    Red Tape

    Comfort, style and fashion define the magic of brand Red Tape. It is known for its unmatched and supreme quality that has set an epitome of finesse, trend, and skilled craftsmanship. It has emerged as one of most loved shoe brand in our nation and worldwide. Owing to its marvelous finishing and flawless design, this international brand has dilated its portfolio all across the globe and is gigantically growing with its brilliance. Red Tape Shoes are an absolute choice for all who have an aesthetic sense of formal footwear.

    Allen Edmond Park Avenue Oxford

    The much celebrated and widely known Allen Edmond Park Avenue Oxford is known for its classic design of formal footwear that makes a perfect pick for all ceremonials events and goes perfect with office attires. It has emerged as a standard choice for all dressy occasions and is a step ahead with its finest formal appearance. This formal shoe brand houses finely stitched leather traditionally. It also incorporates synthetic or suede materials in its process of manufacturing with non-rubber and closed lacing style.


    Gucci has set a benchmark with its outstanding quality along the premium design and color combinations in the segment of formal footwear. Red Tape shoes and Park Avenue Oxford no wonder are great choices to make, but Gucci has set a trend for all genres. Its amazing range of color combinations even for formal shoes has taken it to the top of premium footwear worldwide. No wonder with its impeccable design and quality it is the largest lace-up shoes brand globally.


    Ferragamo is an Italian brand that offers brilliant designs in formal footwear. This brand is always high on demand owing to the frequent sale offered online and in physical stores. It tops the chart of formal footwear in India with its vast collection of designs that make a perfect match for all dressy events.

    John Lobb

    John Lobb is an established and debonair name in the field of footwear with its 150 years of passion in the footwear industry. It is among the leading manufacturers with its exotic look and fine quality. The leather and finishing is just irresistible that makes it colossally popular in men’s boots as a perfect choice for all ceremonial and formal occasions.…

  • General University Courses

    The course is a General University-wide course of the series Cornerstones which addresses students from all faculties.
    I will review the application of methods and ideas from physics to natural, social and human sciences.

    We will review some paradigms that emerged recently:
    “More is Different”,
    “Small World Networks”,
    “Peer-To-Peer viral propagation”,
    “Fractals and (Multi-scaling”, etc.
    We will present specific applications in: social revolutions dynamics, knowledge hierarchies in the internet, network dynamics of narratives, economic crisis propagation, education and economic growth, wealth distribution, globalization and financial instability, ecological patterns and  resilience, emergence of altruism and cooperation, immune system dynamics, visual system signal integration, networks in the brain, emergence of meaning in childrenscribbles, music therapy, algorithms for creative innovation, innovation diffusion and adoption.

    Applications of Physics Inspired Methods in Natural, Social and Human Sciences

    During the last decade, progress in theory and access to massive empirical data allowed the extension of the physics methods to a wide
    range of disciplines. I will review the main paradigms that emerged up to this moment.

    The “More is Different” paradigm:
    composite objects of one science are the elementary objects of another science:
    – emergence of complex collective phenomena from many simple elementary interactions.
    – examples from biology, economics, humanities
    – conceptual unifying and practical impact

    The “Positive Feedback Loop”  paradigm
    – the mechanism of self-fulfilling hopes / fears / expectations
    – growth, structure, fractals, intermittent fluctuations,scaling.
    – viciouscycles and virtuous cycles
    – chemical and biological cycles, predator-prey cycles, economic cycles,
    – built-in instability of growing/ developing systems and their sustainability.

    The “Dynamical Networks” paradigm
    – network representation of complex systems in microbiology, society, economics, internet, etc.
    – qualitative characterization of network features and properties
    – how do networks emerge and grow? Preferential attachment, copying links, diagonal links. Connectivity.
    – emergence of global network complex properties from single link simple dynamical rules
    – scaling networks, hierarchies, small worlds, clusters, cores, cliques

    The Peer-to-Peer Diffusion paradigm
    – percolation phase transitions
    – the fine line between a hit and a flop in life, business, society and culture.
    – supporting green technologies adoption
    – bootstrap percolation
    – the propagation and recovery from economic crises
    – the propagation of social dissent. Successful vs failed revolutions..

    The Importance of being Discrete” paradigm
    – the fallacy of continuous density functions
    – emergence of adaptive collective objects from proliferating inanimate elementary particles.
    – the world is governed by rare extreme events rather then by averages
    – singular change centers lead to adaptive growth ; Creative Destruction.
    – Education and Economic Growth.
    – Developing the Popperian paradigm (confrontation of theory with empirical facts) in biology, social and humanistic research.