34th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India 
10-13 May 2016, University of Kashmir, Srinagar  

Programme and Parallel Sessions- PDF 
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Monday, May 9, 2016
9:30 am to 4:30 pmWorkshop1: Tools and trends in high resolution optical spectroscopy 
(Biotechnology Auditorium)
Workshop2: Big Data in Astronomy 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
4.40 pm - 7.22 pmTransit of Mercury through Telescopes 
(Convocation Complex Lawns)
7.00 pm to 9.00 pmWelcome dinner and Registration (Shamiyana near Physics Department)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9.00 am to 9:30 amRegistration (Shamiyana near Physics Department) & Welcome Tea
9:45 am to 10:30 amInauguration and Welcome Speeches 
(Convocation Complex)
10:30 am to 11:00 amTea Break
11:00 am to 12:00 pmPresidential Address: Ajit Kembhavi  
(Convocation Complex)
12:00 am to 12:30 pmVainu Bappu Talk1 : Nikku Madhusudhan 
Title : Chemical Characterization of Extrasolar Planets 
(Convocation Complex)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pmSpecial Lecture on GW Detection : Sukanta Bose 
(Convocation Complex)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmPublic Lecture : Kiran Kumar, Chair, ISRO 
3:30 pm to 4:00 pmTea Beak
4:00 pm to 5:30 pmParallel Sessions: 
(Biotechnology Auditorium)
Stars & Galaxy 1: 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
Extragalactic astronomy 1
(Ibn Khaldoun Auditorium)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pmPanel discussion on ‘Opportunities in Astronomy’  
(EMMRC Auditorium)
7.30 pm to 9.00 pmDinner & Departure to Hotels
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
 Plenary session: ASTROSAT-First science results [Chairperson: Swarna Ghosh] 
(Convocation Complex)
9:30 am to 9:40 amS. Seetha: Introduction to ASTROSAT
9:40 am to 10:02 amS. N. Tandon: Calibrations of UVIT and the first scientific results
10:02 am to 10:24 amK. P. Singh: First Scientific Results from observations with the Soft X-ray imaging 
Telescope onboard ASTROSAT
10:24 am to 10:46 amM. C. Ramadevi: SSM on ASTROSAT: First Results
10:46 am to 11:08 amJ. S. Yadav: Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instrument onboard ASTROSAT
11:08 am to 11:30 amS. Vadawale: Initial results from Astrosat CZTI
11:30 am to 12:00 pmTea break
12:00 pm to 1:30 pmParallel sessions: 
Extragalactic astronomy 2: 
(Ibn Khaldoon Auditorium)
Sun & Solar System 1: 
(Biotechnology Auditorium)
Special Session on detection Gravitational Wave 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pmLunch
2:30 pm to 4:00 pmParallel sessions: 
GR & Cosmology 1: 
Invited talk: Changbom Park 
(Ibm Khaldoun Auditorium)
Stars & Galaxy 2: 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pmTea break & Poster viewing
6 pmBanquet Dinner 
(Shamiyana near Physics department)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
 Plenary session: Dynamical systems [Chairperson: K. Subramanian] 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
9.30 am to 10.00 amS. Sridhar: The disruption of multiplanet systems through resonance with a binary orbit
10.00 am to 10.30 amJ. S. Bagla: Gravitational clustering in an expanding universe
10:30 am to 11:00 amFarooq Ahmed: Gravitational Clustering of Galaxies: Derivation of distribution function using  
statistical mechanics of cosmology many-body problem
11:00 am to 11:30 amTea break & Poster viewing
11:30 am to 1:00 pmParallel sessions: 
Extragalactic astronomy 3: 
Invited talk: R. Srianand 
(Ibn Khaldoun Auditorium)
Instrumentation 2: 
Invited talk: Sunetra Giridhar, MaheshwarGopinathan 
(Biotechnology Auditorium)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pmLunch & Poster viewing
2:30 pm to 4:00 pmParallel sessions: 
GR & Cosmology 2: 
Invited talk: K. Subramanian 
(Ibn Khaldoun Auditorium)
Stars & Galaxy 3: Invited talk: Sharanya Sur 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
Sun & Solar system 3: 
Invited talk: Piyali Chatterjee 
(Biotechnology Auditorium)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pmTea break and Poster viewing
5.00 pm to 6.30 pmGeneral body meeting 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
Friday, May 13, 2016
 Plenary session: Multi-messenger Astronomy [Chairperson: Ram Sagar]   
(EMMRC Auditorium)
9:30 am to 10.00 amVarun Bhalerao: Einstein's messengers: Gravitational wave sources and their electromagnetic counterparts
10:00 am to 10:30 amAmol Dighe: Pauli's messengers: Looking at the sky in neutrinos
10:30 am -11:00 amKuntal Mishra: Optical Transients
11:00 am to 11:30 amTea break
11:30 am to 1:30 pmThesis Presentation 
(EMMRC Auditorium)
1.30 pm to 2:30 pmLunch and end of conference
List of Posters