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A RANDOM WALK

IN ASTROPHYSICS
A journey through the Universe The range of densities, temperatures, magnetic fields, etc.
that obtain in the Universe are staggering: from 10-27 g cm-3 to
A summer course 10 in15astrophysics
g cm-3, from 3K to 10 and
10
cosmology
K, from 10-6 G to 1015 G.
17 May-5 July 2017(weekly twice) the
Not surprisingly, | ICTS-TIFR | Bangalore
variety of physical phenomena one
encounters during the study of celestial objects is truly
impressive. This set of lectures is intended to illustrate the
By Professor G Srinivasan richness of Astrophysics. It will be a random walk in basic
G. Srinivasan
Raman Research Institute (Retired)
physics, with numerous illustrations from astronomy. The
Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics
topics in physics that will be reviewed have been chosen on
the basis of their importance in contemporary astronomy.
Professor G Srinivasan is a specialist in Condensed
matter Physics and Astrophysics. After acquiring his
PhD from the University of Chicago in 1970, Absorption
 he had a and emission of radiation
May 2018
distinguished career as a scientist and teacher at the from relativistic electrons
 Radiation
IBM Research Laboratory, Chalmers University of
16, 18, 23, 25, 30  Compton
Technology, University of Cambridge, and Raman
scattering of radiation
Research Institute. He has done pioneeringworkSpontaneous
in and stimulated emission
June 2018
condensed matter physics and astrophysics, Hyperfine
 and is the splitting of energy levels
author of the best selling popular science books “What spectra
 Molecular
1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Are The Stars?” and “Can Stars Find Peace?”. Astrophysical plasma.
 Quantum tunnelling.
 Nuclear matter
Venue  Neutrino Oscillation
Schedule
Madhava Lecture
1. The theory of Hall,
Relativity
 Phase transitions and the early Universe

May 17, 19 *
Emmy2.Noether
Radiation room,
theory During this random walkMay
in physics,
24, 26 one
* will encounter a
3. What are the stars? range of astronomical objects
May 31,and phenomena,
June 2 ** such as, Solar
ICTS Bengaluru wind, gaseous nebulae, interstellar
June 7, 9 **hydrogen clouds, giant
4. The solar neutrino puzzle
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molecular clouds, neutron 21,and
stars 23 pulsars,
* supernova
5. Evolution of stars remnants, radio galaxiesJune
and 28, 30 **active galactic nuclei,
quasars,
July 5 ** etc.
the cosmic microwave background
6. Chandrasekhar's theory of White Dwarfs
7. Neutron stars Time : 10:00 AM
For attending the course, please register here.
8. Neutron stars as PULSARS Venue : * Ramanujan Lecture Hall/
** Madhava Lecture Hall
9. Black Holes
ICTS Campus, Bangalore
10. Quasars and Radio Galaxies
For attending the course, please write
11. Cosmology to academicoffice@icts.res.in before
10 May 2017.

https://www.icts.res.in/courses/summer2017