19th Feb 2019

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15.30
Venue: Room 911, 9th Floor, Central Block
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy I [Chairperson: Manoj Puravankara]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Shantanu Rastogi Interstellar molecules in understanding astrophysical environments(I) 30
Ekta Sharma Molecular filament formation and filament-hub interaction: LDN 1172/1174 dark nebula 15
Eswaraiah Chakali Probing magnetic fields at the footprints of the bipolar bubbles - a case study towards Sh201 with JCMT/SCUBAPOL2 15
Gulafsha Choudhury Study of Magnetic Field Geometry of Some Star Forming Clouds 15
Anju Maurya Study of nitrile substituted PAHs in relation to mid-infrared emission bands 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15.30
Venue: Room 105, First floor, Central Block
Extragalactic Astronomy I [Chairperson: K S Dwarakanath]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Apurba Bera Atomic hydrogen and star formation in galaxies at intermediate redshifts 15
Pranav Kukreti Study of star formation in the EGS at z ~ 1 using the GMRT 15
Poonam Chandra Inhomogeneous shock structure in supernovae revealed via low frequency radio observations 15
Mousumi Mahato Multifrequency radio properties of Giant radio quasars using GMRT 15
Amitesh Omar Observations of high redshift radio galaxies with 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope 15
Ankit Singh Study of filament galaxies in EAGLE simulation 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15.30
Venue: Council Room, Ground Floor, Central Block
General Relativity and Cosmology I [Chairperson: Harvinder Jassal]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Avinash Singh Growth of Structure in the Presence of Perturbed Tachyon Dark Energy 15
Atanu Guha Constraints on light Dark Matter fermions from relic density consideration, SN1987A cooling and the role of Tsallis statistics 15
Madhurima Choudhury Extracting the 21cm Global Signal using artificial neural networks 15
Suvedha Naik Probing primordial features using red-shifted 21 cm line 15
Prateek Gupta Detection possibilities of 'Galaxy groups' using Numerical modelling of Radio emission & Large Scale Cosmological Simulation 15
Soumen Mondal On the properties of dissipative shocks in relativistic accretion flows around black holes. 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Venue: Room 911, 9th Floor, Central Block
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy II [Chairperson: Manoj Puravankara]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Yogesh Joshi Optical characterization and Radial velocity monitoring of stellar candidates having Exoplanet or low-mass EB companion 15
Soumya Sengupta Model transmission and Reflected Spectra of Exoplanets 15
Aritra Chakrabarty Precise Transit Photometric Observation of the Extra-solar Planets Using Indian Astronomical Facilities 15
Shashanka Gurumath Study on Angular Momentum of G-Stars and Their Exoplanets 15
Gayathri Viswanath Star-Planet Interactions: a study in UV using GALEX and GAIA 15
Namitha Issac Initial phases of high-mass star formation: A case study of Extended Green Object, G12.42+0.50 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Venue: Room 105, First floor, Central Block
Extragalactic Astronomy II [Chairperson: K S Dwarakanath]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Amit Shukla Implications of observed short-timescale gamma-ray variabilities on blazars jets 15
Jitesh V Long-term X-ray spectral variability of the ultra-luminous X-ray source M81 X-6 15
Rukaiya Khatoon The flux distribution of individual blazars as a key to understand the dynamics of particle acceleration 15
Rudrani Kar Chowdhury Effect of AGN feedback on the simulated galaxy groups and clusters 15
Bhoomika Rajput Gamma-ray flux variability and spectral characteristics of Fermi blazars 15
Krishna Mohana Multiwavelength timing studies of blazar subclasses 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Venue: Council Room, Ground Floor, Central Block
General Relativity and Cosmology II [Chairperson: Harvinder Jassal]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Archana Pai First Gravitational Wave transient catalog (I) 30
Haris MK Identifying strongly lensed gravitational wave signals from binary black hole mergers 15
Ashish Meena Gravitational Lensing of Gravitational Waves 15
Parita Mehta Understanding the astrophysical formation channels of binary black holes 15
Abhimanyu Susobhanan The Indian Pulsar Timing Array Experiment 15


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Venue: Seminar Hall Block II Ground Floor
Special session on Astronomy Teaching [Chairperson: S K Pandey ]
Speaker Title Time in Minutes
Ajit Kembhavi Opening remarks 5
D J Saikia Activities of the IUCAA Astronomy Centre for Educators 15
Ranjeev Misra Initiating Astronomy in Universities: The SITARE project and beyond 15
M K Patil Experiments/Exercises for Astronomy teaching I 10
Priya Hasan Experiments for Astronomy teaching II 10
Joe Jacob Strategies for effective astronomy education 10
Open/Panel Discussion - Moderators/Panelist : H P Singh & Shantanu Rastogi 25