ASI 2018 Programme Schedule

Programme
36th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India
5 - 9, February, 2018, Osmania University, Hyderabad


Monday, Feb 5, 2018
  Workshops 1 to 7
(PGRRCDE: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, S: Second floor)
9.30 - 18.30 Workshop 1 - Exploring the ultraviolet Universe with UVIT Science, observation planning and data analysis workshop (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S9)
Workshop 2 - Towards a detailed project proposal for Indian participation in the SKA: Science Requirements (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S10)
Workshop 3 - Astrophysical Jets 2018 (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S11)
Workshop 5 - Deep Learning Applications in Astronomy (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S4)
Workshop 6 - Cosmological HD & MHD simulations and data analysis techniques: solving challenges in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S5)
Workshop 7 - Early science with the newly installed 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope 7 (Venue : PGRRCDE, Room no: S12)
19.30 Opening Reception
(Venue: OUGH)
 
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
9.30 - 11.00 Inauguration and Presidential Address [Chairperson: Jayaram Chengalur]
(Venue: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology)
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
(Venue: IICT Lawn)
11:30 - 12:30 Special Lecture -Parameswaran Ajith - Einstein's Messengers
(Venue: IICT Auditorium)
12.30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
(Venue: Near PGRRCDE, OU)
14:30 - 16.00 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 1
PGRRCDE (Room no: S1)
Extragalactic Astronomy 1
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
General Relativity and Cosmology 1
PGRRCDE (Room no: S11)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 - 18.00 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 2
PGRRCDE ( Room no: S1)
Extragalactic Astronomy 2
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
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18.30 - 19.30 Gender Equity Session
(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
 
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
  Plenary Session 1 - TIME DOMAIN ASTRONOMY
[Chairperson: Shantanu Rastogi]

(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 G. C. Anupama - Studies of Supernovae in the era of future large facilities
Biswajit Paul - X-ray timing from milliseconds to decades and time resolved spectroscopy/polarimetry
Shabnam Iyyani - Gamma ray burst: A window to the extraordinary and extreme Universe
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 3
PGRRCDE (Room no: S1)
Extragalactic Astronomy 3
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
General Relativity and Cosmology 2
PGRRCDE (Room no: S11)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16.00 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 4
PGRRCDE (Room no: S1)
- Instrumentation and Techniques 1
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
17.30 General Body Meeting
(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
19.30 - 20:30 Banquet
(Venue: Nizam Club, Saifabad)
 
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
  Plenary Session 2 - SCIENCE WITH THE UPGRADED GMRT
[Chairperson: K. S. Dwarakanath]

(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 Yashwant Gupta - The upgraded GMRT: Overview and Prospects for Pulsar Studies
Ruta Kale - Clusters of galaxies with the upgraded GMRT
Nirupam Roy - Spectral line observations with the upgraded GMRT
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Thesis Presentation I
(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16.00 Thesis Presentation II
(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 - 18.00 Sun and the Solar System 1
PGRRCDE (Room no: S1)
Extragalactic Astronomy 4
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
Instrumentation and Techniques 2
PGRRCDE (Room no: S11)
18.30 - 19:30 Public Talk - Biman Nath - A dung beetle's view of the Milky Way
(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
 
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
  Plenary Session 3 - GALAXIES AND THE IGM
[Chairperson: Annapurni Subramanian]

(Venue: Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Platinum Jubilee Auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 Aseem Paranjape - Recent insights into dark halo assembly and implications for galaxy evolution
Arunima Bannerjee - Origin of LSB galaxies:A dynamical study
Biman Nath - Galaxies and the intergalactic medium
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Sun and the Solar System 2
PGRRCDE (Room no: S1)
Extragalactic Astronomy 5
PGRRCDE (Room no: S3)
General Relativity and Cosmology 3
PGRRCDE (Room no: S11)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break and End of Conference

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