Measuring the Universe

Faculty

Somak Raychaudhury
 

Course Dates

8 July to 29 July 
 

Timings

6:00 pm to 8:00
(Mon,Wed, Fri)

Commitment

4 weeks

Price

INR 20,000

Applications

4 July, 2020

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About The Course

How large is the Earth? How far away are the stars? What is the weight of the Moon? How fast does a comet move? How old is the Universe? We’ve been asking these questions for thousands of years but only in the last century have we been able to find ways of measuring distances, sizes, ages, speeds and masses of most things in the Universe. Some of these answers lead us to deeper questions, many of them related to our existence on this small planet orbiting a minor middle-aged star in a vast and old Universe.

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    Faculty

    Somak Raychaudhury

    PHD cambridge; BA Oxford

    Somak Raychaudhury, a world renowned astrophysicist, currently serving as the Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune. A curious student from his early days, he has been an Inlaks Scholar at Oxford, earned the Issac Newton Studentship at Cambridge, and has been awarded Smithosnian postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is known for co-building NASA’s flagship-class space telescope the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Raychaudhury champions the cause of astronomy to the wider public, especially to schoolchildren and their teachers. At present, he is helping the Pune local authorities beat the COVID-19 pandemic using his expertise as a leader and data scientist. His students remember him for his attention to detail, his empathetic teaching methods and his depth of knowledge.

    Academy Common Course Objectives

    ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH FACULTY ON THEIR UNIQUE THINKING MODELS AND APPROACHES

    GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE ROOTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH

    LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH DIVERSE PEERS

    EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW WITHIN AND ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES

    DEVELOP WAYS TO MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND GROWTH BEYOND GRADES