A Summer School in Astronomy and Astrophysics is being organized by Cotton College State University with support from Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and `Friends of Cotton', from 16th June to 5th July 2014. It will be held in the Panbazar campus of the University.

The School will cover a wide range of topics which will include stars and stellar evolution, binary stellar systems, the interstellar medium, pulsars, gravitational waves, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and active galaxies, cosmology and large-scale structure formation. There will be hands-on experience in data analysis, intensive tutorials and screening of astronomy-related movies.

The faculty for the school include Prof Sandip Chakrabarty from SNBNCBS/ICSP, Kolkata; Prof Somak Raychaudhury, Dean of Science, Presidency University; Prof A. Gopakumar from TIFR; Prof Ajit Kembhavi and Ranjeev Misra from IUCAA; Prof Prasun Dutta from IISER Bhopal and Prof Amit Pathak and Mr Tanvir Hussain from Tezpur University, in addition to a number of local experts from Cotton, IIT Guwahati and Gauhati University. In addition, a number astronomers from outside the country such as Profs Chris Salter and Tapasi Ghosh from Arecibo Observatory, USA and Dr Harsha Raichur from NORDITA, Sweden will interact with the students via skype.
The school will be targetted at the undergraduate level. Those interested are welcome to apply. Click here to view and download the A&A Summer School Poster.

Selected Candidates are required to pay a sum of Rs. 1000/- vide demand draft drawn in favour of “Cotton College State University” payable at SBI Guwahati Main Branch (Br. Code: 00078). The draft can either be submitted in person or posted/ couriered so as to reach the following address latest by 14th June, 2014.

CCSU Astronomy & Astrophysics Summer School
Office of the Vice Chancellor, Cotton College State University
College Hostel Road (Opposite KKH Boy's Hostel)
Panbazar, Guwahati – 781 001 (ASSAM)


In case of any difficulty please contact one of the following co-ordinators of the School in the University office.

Wasim Raja (RRI and CCSU)  :Mobile number +91-9435247143
Madhulipi Talukdar (CCSU)  :Landline number +91-(0)361-2733512
Dewitz Thiek (CCSU):Landline number +91-(0)361-2733512

E-mail:  summer.ccsu [AT]

Participants will have to make arrangements for their own accommodation in Guwahati. CCSU students may take it on credit.

The detailed scientific program will be uploaded shortly.



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