Guwahati Holds First Workshop in Astrophysics

The gateway city of northeast India, Guwahati can claim of having made a giant step in Astrophysics when Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), in association with Tezpur University, is holding an IUCAA-sponsored workshop on ‘Astrophysical Data Analysis’ from March 21 to 23 at its Azara campus.

“We are dreaming of setting up a small observatory of our own at the Tapesia campus,” said ADBU Vice-Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely while congratulating the organizers for the bold initiative taken to delve into humungous astrophysics data to make sense of it.

Six universities / colleges are participating in this first of its kind workshop for Physics post-graduate students, PhD scholars and University/College teachers.

Besides the chief organizer ADBU, the event is held in association with Tezpur University and sponsored by Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune.

Other participating institutions include Gauhati University, Assam University Silchar, St Xavier’s College Kathmandu, Nepal, Arya Vidyapeeth College Guwahati and Dimoria College Khetri.

Chief Guest Prof D. K. Saikia himself a scientist and Vice-Chancellor of Cotton College State University, and Speaker of the day Prof. Rajeev Mishra from IUCAA Pune another scientist addressed some 60 participants.

The coordinator of the workshop Dr Monmoyuri Baruah, Head of Physics as well as Science Departments is ably assisted by Co-Coordinators Dr Samrat Dey and Assistant Professor Mr Parag Bhattacharya. 

 

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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He has MA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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