“Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
Highly Reputed Speakers
Lecture topics include star formation, stellar magnetism, galactic dynamics, active galactic nuclei and gravitational waves.
Hands-on session on computational astrophysics and stratospheric balloon experiments.
A five-day winter school on astronomy for senior undergraduate students and MSc level graduate students. Target students are aspiring astronomers or astronomy enthusiasts that are enrolled in other programs. Hands-on workshops will be emphasized and along with lectures delivered by leading practitioners in the field. Only 80 spaces are open to students from all countries.
This is an inclusive winter school that emphasizes regional and gender equity and encourages cultural exchange and awareness between students from different countries. We value the role of informal interactions among participants and the consequent mentoring of students by senior scientists. Career counseling discussion groups are also organized.
This is one of the largest astronomy winter schools in the region, and it seeks to promote the development of professional astronomers through this event, as well as broaden the appeal of science to local school students and the general public in the host city by organizing public lectures and discussions.
A key highlight of the previous winter schools was the interaction among participants, leading to a wider and in-depth dialogue on astronomy. Students appreciate the opportunity to have informal discussions with leading scientists outside of the lecture hall. This element is often missing at their home colleges. Articles describing the past schools are available at http://astrowin.uwo.ca
AstroWin'19 can be looked up at: https://astrowin19.wixsite.com/astrowin19
AstroWin'20 will deliver a five-day intense crash course on astronomy with various hands-on workshops covering the latest developments in the field of astrophysics. The objective of AstroWin'20 like all previous schools is primarily to inspire students to take up careers in astronomy.
The organizers seek out up to a few select scientists to be primary lecturers at the school and also participate in content development. A series of secondary lecturers will also be invited, and the diversity of speakers are emphasized. Hands-on sessions will include theory, computation, and data analysis. Students will leave the school having replicated some of the analysis that went into recent discoveries of gravitational waves, interpreted observational data from stellar clusters, and ran a simple computer simulation of star formation. A visit and half-day mini-workshop at the TIFR National Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, where we will do some demonstration of scientific ballooning for astronomical observations.
AstroWin’20 – Early Registration Selected Participants
Srishti Anna Chenni, St Joseph's College (Autonomous)
Parikshit Nadimpalli, Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad
Subham Sen, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology
Sujan Prasad Gautam, Central Department of Physics - Tribhuvan University
Sabin Hashmi, Central University of Tamil Nadu
Prashrit Baruwal, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan university
Sukhvinder Kaur, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Kolkata
Haris Ansari, University of Hyderabad
Srishti Sharma, Mumbai University
Chinmay Shahi, Matsya University, Alwar (Rajasthan)
Majithiya Drishtiben P., Maharaja Saiyajirao university
Devendra Raj Upadhyay, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Sabarathnam E, Xilinx INC
Pratik Vasant Dedhia, Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd
Pedapudi Sai Ravi Teja, Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd
Aritri Mohanta, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Pankaj Kumar Saini, NIT Calicut
Dwij Brahmbhatt, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara
Malay Garg, Delhi Technological University
Mahek Jangda, NMIMS University, Mumbai University
Smyan Thota, FIITJEE Junior College
Hemant Kumar, Center for Basic Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
Shivani Sahu, Center for Basic Sciences, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
Shyamalee Bora, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Sanskar Vashishtha, Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Harman Jot Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Kushal Khatiwada, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bijin Joseph, St Xaviers College, Mumbai
Prachi Prajapati, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
Anju Panthi, BITS Pilani
Ajinkya Rajendra Kakade, Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune.
Mahmoud Mohamed Mahmoud Helmy, Faculty of Science -Astronomy Dept.-Al-Azhar university
Saudamini Prakash Kulkarni, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Patel Vrund Rameshbahi, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujrat
Harshit Tiwari, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology
Ankita, G.G.D.S.D. College sector 32-C, Chandigarh
Vanshaj Bindal, Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal
Sharanjeet Singh, G.G.D.S.D COLLEGE, SEC 32, CHANDIGARH
Sampada Sunil Gaonkar, St Xavier's College, Mumbai
Ankita Waghmare, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Arnav Bhavsar, IIT Mandi
Shreyas Bapat, IIT Mandi
Hanaan Rahmah Shafi, New York University Abu Dhabi
Shivani Yadav, Miranda House, University of Delhi
Gahana Tiwari, St Xavier's College, Mumbai
Anushikha Chaudhuri, Shiv Nadar University
Nour Dergham, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Aayush Gautam, Birendra Multiple Campus, Tribhuwan University, Nepal
Approved on 15.11.2019
Due to increase in number of application we will be increasing the number of participants from previously stated figure of 80 to 100.
Shantanu Basu, Western University, Canada
Ajit Kembhavi, IUCAA, India
Mousumi Das, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India
Devendra Ojha, TIFR, Mumbai, India
BG Sidharth, BM Birla Science Centre, India
Pranav Sharma, BM Birla Science Centre, India
Indian National: Rs. 6000
International: 250 USD
The registration fee is charged for a six-day attending privilege, workshop charges, conference package, and lunches. This fee is non-refundable.
You are required to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. However, we do provide some suggestion for accommodation for selected students.
Registration is open from 22 October 2019. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted to attend.
Early Registration Deadline: 10 November 2019 IST
Early Selection Announcement: 15 November 2019
Early Payment Deadline: 25 November 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: 31 December 2019 IST
Regular Selection Announcement: 10 January 2020
Regular Payment Deadline: 20 January 2020
Please visit this link to register: https://forms.gle/itCHsxDhsU9dYZ4L7
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For queries contact:
B M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India
Tel: +91 (0) 40 2323 5081