Announcements

Posted On: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 14:54
The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) invites applications for the Radio Astronomy School 2019 to be held from August 19 to 30, 2019, at NCRA-TIFR, Pune. The objective of the school is to provide the upcoming generation of astronomers exposure to the techniques and excitement of radio astronomy, especially in the context of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) which has recently undergone a major upgrade. The RAS-2019 will cons
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Posted On: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 09:34
A new book by me (co-authored with Vasanthi Padmanabhan) titled "Dawn of Science - Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind" has just been published by Springer. The website links for this book are given at the end of this mail. Some details regarding the book can be found in the attached pdf file of the front matter. This book is intended for the GENERAL PUBLIC and is written at a popular level, esp for the younger audience, school/college students etc. We sincerely hope many of you enjoy rea
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Posted On: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:17
The 2018 GROWTH Winter School in Time Domain Astronomy was held at IIT Bombay. We are delighted to announce that the educational resources from the 2018 GROWTH astronomy school are now online at http://growth.caltech.edu/astronomy-school.html and available for download by students and educators around the world. Our astronomy school is designed to train graduate and advanced undergraduate students in time-domain astronomy in observational techniques and tools for follow up of transient events ac
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Posted On: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:09
International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) IISER Mohali December 10-13, 2019 The 9th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISERM), during December 10 - 13, 2019. ICGC meetings are held once in four years and are organised by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation. This meeting aims at bringing together active scientists to take stock of present status
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Posted On: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 11:09
The 42nd International School for Young Astronomers, ISYA2019, will take place in Kunming, China, from the 14th of October to the 3th of November 2019. The International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) is a long-tradition project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), nowadays also co-sponsored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL) through the Office for Young Astronomers (OYA). The 42nd school is co-organized by the OYA, and the Yunnan Observatories (YNOs) of the Ch
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Posted On: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:41
The notification issued by the Director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore inviting nominations for Professor Peraiah Foundation Award, 2019. Please find more details from the attached PDF.
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Posted On: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 09:57
It is our pleasure to inform you that we are organizing an International Conference on Infrared Astronomy and Astrophysical Dust (IRAAD 2019) during October 22 - 25, 2019 at IUCAA, Pune. During this 2019 conference we plan to have one session dedicated to the memory of Prof. N.V. Voshchinnikov. Some of you have already consented to be part of the event and be members of the Scientific Organizing Committee. Our web pages are loaded at and I request you to please visit and invite your comments an
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Posted On: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:19
Upcoming Modelling, Machine Learning and Astronomy conference in PES University this November Please find more details from this link https://www.pes.edu/mmla/
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Posted On: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 16:11
IISER Tirupati, jointly with IUCAA, is organising a 5-day workshop on Data Analysis and Machine Learning in our campus during May 24-28, 2019. The workshop is at an introductory level, meant to train young researchers and students in the recent techniques of data analysis including statistical analysis, nonlinear time series analysis, recurrence plots and networks, Bayesian approaches, machine learning algorithms and deep learning methods. In addition to introductory lectures there will han
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Posted On: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 15:09
This year's ICTS summer school on gravitational-wave astronomy will be held from 15 to 26 July 2019 at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore. Applications for the school are now open. This year’s school will focus on the theoretical modeling of some of the promising astrophysical and cosmological sources of gravitational radiation. Courses Advanced course in general relativity (Sudipta Sarkar, IIT Gandhinagar) Primordial black holes and gravitational wave astronomy (Te
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Posted On: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 08:26
Special Session on "Dual Nuclei in Late Stage Galaxy Mergers and their Effect on Galaxy Evolution" and Special Session entitled "Resolving the impact of AGN on galaxies using observations and simulations" at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2019 to be held from 24 – 28 June 2019 in Lyon, France. https://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2019/session.jsp?id=SS6 Abstract submission is now open. https://kuonicongress.eventsair.com/ewass-2019/abstractsubmission
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Posted On: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 08:19
4th National Conference on Recent Trends in the Study of Compact Objects: Theory and Observation IUCAA is organizing a national conference on “Recent trends in the study of compact objects: Theory and Observation (RETCO)” during 17-19, April 2019. The conference will bring together researchers from all over India to discuss recent observational and theoretical progress made in understanding the physics of compact objects with special emphasis on the results from the AstroSat mission. The m
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Posted On: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 20:01
Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award The Astronomical Society of India has instituted an award as Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award, with the objectives to promote knowledge of Astronomy and Astrophysics and honor the contributions made by young scientists, normally not beyond 45 years of age, any citizen of India engaged, in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. This award carries a cash prize of of Rs 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only), awarded annually for notable and ou
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 14:35
Broadband Spectral and Timing Studies with Astrosat, Chandra and XMM-Newton A COSPAR capacity building workshop March 9-20, 2019 IISER Mohali The primary aim of the workshop is to train scientists in the middle and south East Asian region in using AstroSat's multiwavelength spectral and timing capabilities and teach them how to use these capabilities in conjunction with data from Chandra and XMM-Newton. For more details see http://14.139.227.202/web/cospar2019/ Deadline for Registrations: Sep.24
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 14:32
Letters of Intent for Symposia in 2020 are due September 15. Further information may be found at https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann17038be sure to follow the links on this page to obtain valuable information about the procedure. IAU Ph.D Prize nominations are due December 15. These will recognize outstanding scientific achievement through a thesis defended between December 16 2017 and December 15 2018. See https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/phd_prize/ for further informatio
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