Programme

Programme
38th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India
13 - 17, February, 2020, IISER, Tirupati

Thursday, 13 February 2020
Workshops 1 to 4
(Venue - IISER, Tirupati campus )
09:30 – 17:00 Workshop 1 - Broadband X-ray Polarization of Compact Objects
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati Campus, Class Room 1)
Workshop 2 - The Morphology of Galaxies from Classical Techniques to Deep Learning
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati Campus, Ramanujan Hall)
Workshop 3 - SKA in India: Science with Big Data
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati Campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Workshop 4 - Ground-based Instrumentation for Solar Astronomy
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati Campus, Class Room 2)
 
Friday, 14 February 2020
9.30 - 10.45 Inauguration and Presidential Address
(Venue - SV college of engineering auditorium)
10:45 – 11:15 Group Photo & Tea Break
(Venue: SV college of engineering)
11:15 – 11:30 Special Session [Chairperson: Divya Oberoi]
(Venue - SV college of engineering auditorium)
11:30 – 12:00 ASI Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award Lecture
12:00 – 12:30 ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award Lecture
12:30 - 13:00 Special Lecture - Neal J. Evans- The Central Problem of Star Formation: Why So Slow?
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch
(IISER, Tirupati campus)
14:15 – 15:45 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 1
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 1
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
General Relativity and Cosmology 1
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Instrumentation and Techniques 1
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)
15:45 – 16:15 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(IISER, Tirupati campus)
16:15 – 17:45 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 2
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 2
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
General Relativity and Cosmology 2
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Special Session (Teaching in Astronomy)
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)
18:15 – 19:45 General Body Meeting
(Venue - IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
 
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Plenary Session 1 [Chairperson: Amitesh Omar]
(Galaxies, Cosmology, HI across the Universe)

(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 Surhud More - Cosmological constraints from weak lensing surveys
Girish Kulkarni -When did cosmic reionization happen?
Jayaram Chengalur - Evolution of the gas content of galaxies
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
(Venue: SV college of engineering)
11:30 – 12:45 Thesis Presentation I [Chairperson: Nandita Srivastava]
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
(at IISER, Tirupati campus)
14:00 – 15:30 Stars, ISM and Galaxy 3
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 3
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
General Relativity and Cosmology 3
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Instrumentation and Techniques 2
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)
15:30 – 16:15 (Tea Break + Poster Viewing)
(IISER, Tirupati campus)
16:30 Public Talk on Chandrayaan-2 [Chairperson: G. C. Anupama]
P. Sreekumar
- India's expanding lunar exploration program
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
18:00 – 19:30 WGGE (Working Group for Gender Equity) session
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
 
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Plenary Session 2 [Chairperson: Preeti Kharb]
(AGN, Astrophysical Jets, Plasma Astrophysics)

(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
9.30 - 10.00 Prateek Sharma - AGN feedback and cooling and heating cycles in massive halos
10.00 - 10.30 Bhargav Vaidya - Dissecting AGN jets through simulations in the era of multi-messenger Astronomy
10.30 - 11.00 C. S. Stalin - Narrow Line Seyfert 1 galaxies: The current scenario
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
(Venue: SV college of engineering)
11:30 – 12:45 Thesis Presentation II [Chairperson: Devendra Ojha]
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch (at IISER, Tirupati campus)
14:00 – 15:30 Stars, ISM and Galaxy 4
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 4
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
Sun and the Solar System 1
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Instrumentation and Techniques 3
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)
15:30 – 16:00 (Tea Break + Poster Viewing)
(IISER, Tirupati campus)
16:00 – 17:30 Stars, ISM and Galaxy 5
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 5
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
Sun and the Solar System 2
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Special Session on Exoplanets, Sub Stellar Objects and Astrochemistry / Astrobiology
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)
18:15 Special Lecture [Chairperson: Nirupam Roy]
Eduardo Ros
- Black Hole with Event Horizon Telescope
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
 
Monday, 17 February 2020
Plenary Session 3 (Compact Object Astrophysics) [Chairperson: Kuntal Misra]
Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
9.30 - 10.00 Shriharsh Tendulkar - Probing the Fast Radio Burst Population
10.00 - 10.30 Manjari Bagchi - The most fascinating member of the compact object family: neutron stars as the celestial laboratoy to probe fundamental physics
10.30 - 11.00 Bhaswati Bhattacharya - Challenges in neutron star laboratories
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
(Venue: SV college of engineering)
Special Session on Future Astronomy Payloads / Missions [Chairperson: Sarita Vig]
(Venue - SV College of engineering auditorium)
11:30 – 12:00 Anandmayee Tej - ExoWorlds - An Overview
12:00 – 12:30 Annapurni Subramaniam - Indian Spectroscopic and Imaging Space Telescope: INSIST
12:30 – 13:00 Santosh Vadawale - DAKSHA – On alert for high-energy transients
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch (at IISER, Tirupati campus)
14:15 – 15:45 Stars, ISM and Galaxy 6
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, C. V. Raman Hall)
Extragalactic Astronomy 6
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Ramanujan Hall)
Sun and the Solar System 3
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 1)
Special Session (ASI-POEC)
(Venue: IISER, Tirupati campus, Class Room 2)

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