A three-day international conference on astrophysics and cosmology is to be organised at Kirtipur-based Central Department of Physics of Tribhuvan University from March 19.
The conference is opened to experts, researchers and students of Astronomy & Cosmology or related areas affiliated to Research Institutions, Universities and Colleges.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together experienced as well as young scientists who are interested in working actively on various aspects of astrophysics & cosmology, to exchange their research findings and to expose young minds in the field of astrophysics & cosmology from Nepal. The lectures will address major theoretical issues and current observational successes in the field. The lectures will be arranged in such a way that the young researchers will have ample scope of interaction with the speakers who are both nationally and internationally leading experts in their respective field of research. Besides the special invited talks, there will be contributing presentations such as oral and poster presentations, exchange events and information about the status of different amateur groups in the field organizing various events. This conference covers observational, computational and theoretical aspects of A&A.
The conference will consists of two main sessions. Theme session and Technical session. In the Theme session, a set of lectures will be delivered from the distinguished invited professors about the current issues and research findings in their relevant field. Researchers and students would have an ample opportunity to present their research findings in the Technical session.
There will be 6 invited talks covering following six areas:
(a) Exoplanet searches (including Astrochemistry & Astrobiology): Dr. John Black (Chalmers University Onsala, Sweden)*
(b) Sun and Solar System (Solar neutrinos, Solar oscillations: Helioseimology, Solar flares: origin, detection, imaging): Prof. Ken Libbrecht (Caltech)*
(c) Primordial gravity waves from Inflation, Gravitational waves detection/binary mergers and collisions (advanced LIGO, LISA etc.) Prof. Eanna Flanagan (Cornell)*
(d) Stellar evolution (leaving to SN/BH formation)
Prof. Chris Fryer (Los Alamos)*
(e) Details of accretion process/origin, acceleration and collimation of outflows (similarities/dissimilarities between YSOs and jets in compact systems, etc.)
Prof. Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti (SNBose, India)
(f) Gamma Ray bursts (origin/association with SN/spectral evolution, afterglows, population etc.) Prof. Shri Kulkarni (Caltech)*
*: Yet to be confirm.
There will be 5-8 special talks that will be finalized soon.
Scientific Organizing Committee
Binil Aryal (Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal)
Guy Pelletier (LAOG, Grenoble, France)
Jerome Rodriguez (CEA/SAp, France)
Joan M. Centrella (NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, USA)
Jonathan Granot (Hertfordshire Univ, UK)
Kailash Sahu (STSCI, Baltimore, USA)
Luigi Stella (INAF/OAR, Roma, Italy)
Luis C. Ho (Carnegie, Pasadena, USA)
Melania Del Santo (INAF/IASF, Roma, Italy)
Qaisar Shafi (Delware Univ., USA)
Ranjeev Misra (IUCAA, India)
Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti (SNBose, India)
Udayaraj Khanal (chair, Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal)
Walter Saurer (Innsbruck Univ., Austria)
Local Organizing Committee
(1) Amrit Kafle (2) Binil Aryal (chair) (3) Chandani Rajbahak (4) Dipesh Kumar Kafle (5) Dilliram Dhakal (6) Nabin Rijal (7) Raj Kiran Koju (8) Tek Prasad Adhikari (9) Upendra Mani Adhikari (10) Utsab Raj Shrestha (11) Riwaj Pokhrel (12) Dhananjay Kumar Yadav
Dr. Binil Aryal
Central Department of Physics
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, NEPAL
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Last date for registration: Feb 15, 2012
Last date of abstract submission: Feb 26, 2012
Author notification about abstract: Mar 04, 2012
Those interested in attending the conference are requested to fill up the registration form. Please visit http://astronepal.webs.com for online registration.
Nepalese Participants: Rs. 2000/-
International participants: $150
SAARC countries : $ 75
The registration fee includes a conference T-shirt, book of abstracts, conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks.
Mode of payment
For international and SAARC participants, payment of registration fee is to be done at the registration desk. For Nepalese participants, it should be done before 1 March 2012.
LOC can help to book accommodation for the participants in hotels or guest house on request and early payment. Detail information will be provided after the registration.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Intended participants are invited to submit abstracts not exceeding 200 words in the following format.
Paper: A4 size with 2.54 cm spacing on all sides.
Title of the abstract: Times New Roman, Title case, Font size 14, Centered.
Leave one space.
Author/s: Times New Roman, Font size 12, Italics, centered.
Leave one space.
Abstract text: Times New Roman, Font size 12, Justified.
Please provide Address, Fax-number and e-mail of the corresponding author at the end of the abstract. Kindly send the abstract in doc format. All the abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific organizing committee. The papers presented in the international conference will be published in the annual proceeding of the Astrophysics & Cosmology research group. The editor of the proceeding will be Dr. Binil ARYAL, Associate Professor of Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University.
Other information can be found in the conference brochure and Registration (Click Here)
The registration form can be electronically filled and send via e-mail as attachment.