Programme
40th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India
25 - 29 March 2022

Friday, 25 March 2022
  Workshops 1 to 4
09:30 – 17:00 Workshop 1 - Planetary Space Weather
(Venue: LHC2-001)
Workshop 2 - HPC Workshop on Radio Astronomy Data Analysis in the SKA Era
(Venue: LHC2-002)
Workshop 3 - Long-term Study of the Solar Activity
(Venue: LHC2-003)
Workshop 4 - Accretion processes around black holes and the emergence of AGN jets
(Venue: LHC2-004)
 
Saturday, 26 March 2022
09:15 Welcome – Divya Oberoi 
(Venue: Convocation Hall)
09:40 Inaugural Address – Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA)
09:55 Welcome Address by hosts of the meeting – Director, IIT-R and Director, ARIES
10:10 ASI 2022 Scientific Programme - Devendra Ojha
10:15 Presidential Address - G. C. Anupama
11:15 – 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 – 13:00 Special Session [Chairperson: Divya Oberoi]
(Venue: Convocation Hall)
11:45 – 12:00 Award Ceremony
12:00 – 12:30 ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award Lecture - S. Seetha
12:30 – 13:00 Justice Oak award for outstanding thesis lecture- Swagat Saurav Mishra
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
14:00 – 15:30 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 1
(Venue: LHC2-104)
Extragalactic Astronomy 1
(Venue: LHC2-005)
Sun and Solar System 1
(Venue: LHC2-001)
Instrumentation and Techniques 1
(Venue: LHC2-003)
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15:30 – 16:00 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
16:00 – 17:30 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 2
(Venue: LHC2-104)
Extragalactic Astronomy 2
(Venue: LHC2-005)
Sun and Solar System 2
(Venue: LHC2-001)
Instrumentation and Techniques 2
(Venue: LHC2-003)
General Relativity and Cosmology 1
(Venue: LHC2-002)
17:30 – 17:45 Break
17:45 – 19:45 ASI General Body Meeting
(Venue: LHC2-005)
 
Sunday, 27 March 2022
  Plenary Session 1 (Astrophysical Magnetic Field) [Chairperson: Arun Mangalam]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
09:30 – 10:00 Dipanjan Mukherjee - Simulating young magnetised jets from supermassive black holes
10:00 – 10:30 Pallavi Bhat - Magnetic reconnection in astrophysical systems
10:30 – 11:00 Maheswar Gopinathan - The role of magnetic fields in star formation processes
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
11:30 – 13:30 Thesis Session I [Chairperson: Devendra Ojha]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
14:30 – 16:00 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 3
(Venue: LHC2-104)
Extragalactic Astronomy 3
(Venue: LHC2-005)
Sun and Solar System 3
(Venue: LHC2-001)
Instrumentation and Techniques 3
(Venue: LHC2-003)
General Relativity and Cosmology 2
(Venue: LHC2-002)
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
16:30 Public Talk by Ajit Kembhavi - On the First 50 years of ASI and Beyond [Chairperson: G C Anupama]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
18:00 – 19:30 Special Session - ASI - POEC (Public Outreach and Education Committee of the ASI) session
(Venue: LHC2-005)
 
Monday, 28 March 2022
  Special Plenary Session 2 (50 years of Astronomical Society of India (ASI-50)) [Chairperson: Dipankar Banerjee]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address
09:45 – 10:15 T. P. Prabhu - Ground-based facilities for Astronomy in India optical and VHE gamma rays
10:15 – 10:45 S. Seetha - Progress of Space based Astronomy missions in India
10:45 – 11:15 J. N. Chengalur - Past, Present and Future Radio Observational Facilities in India
11:15 – 11:45 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
11:45 – 12:30 In memoriam Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan by T. R. Seshadri [Chairperson: Harvinder Jassal]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
12:30 – 12:45 A short presentation on CosmicVarta by Lakshitha Nama, Ketan Rikame and Vivek Kumar Jha [Chairperson: Harvinder Jassal]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
14:00 – 16:15 Thesis Session II [Chairperson: Sarita Vig]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
16:15 – 16:45 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
16:45 – 18:15 Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 4
(Venue: LHC2-104)
Extragalactic Astronomy 4
(Venue: LHC2-005)
Sun and Solar System 4
(Venue: LHC2-001)
Instrumentation and Techniques 4
(Venue: LHC2-003)
General Relativity and Cosmology 3
(Venue: LHC2-002)
18:15 – 18:30 Break
18:30 – 20:00 WGGE (Working Group for Gender Equity) session
(Venue: LHC2-005)
 
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
  Plenary Session 3 (General Relativity, Cosmology and Large Scale Structure) [Chairperson: Jasjeet Bagla]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
09:30 – 10:00 Nishikanta Khandai - The Distribution of Neutral Hydrogen in the Local Universe
10:00 – 10:30 Pravabati Chingangbam - Testing statistical isotropy of the universe with cosmological fields - a geometrical perspective
10:30 – 11:00 Abhirup Datta - Early Universe at Radio Wavelengths: From the Cosmic Dawn to the Epoch of Reionization
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
11:30 – 13:15 Stars, ISM and Galaxy 5
(Venue: LHC2-104)
Extragalactic Astronomy 5
(Venue: LHC2-005)
General Relativity and Cosmology 4
(Venue: LHC2-002)
Activities of planetariums - a panel discussion
(Venue: LHC2-001)
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13:15 – 14:15 Lunch Break + Poster Viewing
(Venue: LHC 2)
  Special Session - Industry - Academia Interface [Chairperson: B. Eswar Reddy]
(Venue: LHC2-005)
14:15 – 14:30 Welcome Address
14:30 - 14:50 Dr. Anand Deshpande (Persistent Systems Limited)
14:50 - 15:10 Mr. Laxmesh BH (Larsen & Toubro Limited)
15:10 - 15:30 Prof. S. K. Sinha (Lab To Market Innovations, IISc Startup)
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 Awards announcements, Concluding Session
(Venue: LHC2-005)
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