Windows on the Universe: The Many Colours of Astronomy

Faculty

Somak
Raychaudhury

Course Dates

19th Dec – 11th Jan
 

Timings

5.30-7.30 pm
(Mon, Wed, Sat)

Commitment

6 hours/week

Price

INR 20,000

Applications

4th Dec 2020

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About The Course

The Universe is the ultimate laboratory, and we can now study it as never before using various kinds of electromagnetic waves, e.g. light, radio waves, ultraviolet, X-rays, along with high-energy particles, and gravitational waves. The modern astronomer is in many ways a detective, piecing together faded clues from the information coming through these windows, drawing expertise from various disciplines. In this course we will look at how the story of the Universe is constructed from this wide variety of observational resources.

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    Faculty

    Somak Raychaudhury

    Ph.D. university of Cambridge

    Somak Raychaudhury is the Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Presidency University, Kolkata till 2015, and taught at the University of Birmingham, UK, for over a decade.

    Professor Raychaudhury obtained a BA in Physics from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. He observes the sky in the optical, radio, ultraviolet and X-ray radiation using telescopes on the ground and in Space. His research interests lie in the study of the evolution of galaxies in groups and clusters, and on the supercluster filaments of the cosmic web. He has published over 120 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals on these themes.

    Academy Common Course Objectives

    Experience new Learning & Engagement Models on Important Topics

    Become Familiar with Diverse Readings, Research & Resources

    Learn to Engage in Critical Debate & Discussion

    Expand Your Perspective across Disciplinary Boundaries

    Develop Analytical & Critical- Thinking Faculties

    Learning Support for the Course

    Rashmi Gottumukkala

    Teaching Assistant
    Rashmi Gottumukkala – Teaching Assistant
    Rashmi Gottumukkala earned her B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics from Ashoka University in the summer of 2020 and aspires to become an astronomer. She is currently a 4th-year student at Ashoka. When she isn’t coding or looking through a telescope, you can find her reading her favourite classics or crocheting pretty little trinkets, and her constant companion through all of life’s ups and downs is a steaming mug of chai.