Guest Talk on Gravitational Waves by Dr Sanjit Mitra 11 October, 2019 3 PM

Wondered who can invite us to hear colliding stars. They interact weakly with matter but they have a strong say in astronomy. Einstein predicted them 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity. Can you guess?… Yes.. GRAVITATIONAL WAVES!… Recently known to carry a wealth of astronomical and cosmological information and begin a new era in Astronomy.

So here is Aasamant: astronomy club of CCEW presenting the first talk of this semester with theme ‘Cosmology’ – 
Detection of Gravitational Waves: Beginning of a new era in Astronomy by Dr. Sanjit Mitra.  
Details of the talk:
Date: 11 October, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 3 PM sharp
Venue: To be notified later
The Talk is open for all Cummins College staff and students!!!
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About the speaker:

Sanjit Mitra completed his Ph.D. work from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). After that he took post-doctoral positions in the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, Nice, France, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and University of California at Santa Barbara. He then joined IUCAA as a faculty member.

His research career has been focused on extracting precision science in two present frontier research areas in observational astronomy: gravitational waves (GW) and cosmic microwave background (CMB)He was actively involved in LIGO and Planck missions. These detectors have brought important breakthroughs in science in recent years, including the detection of gravitational waves, and have received prestigious awards across the globe. He has been actively participating in proposing and building a GW observatory in IndiaLIGO-India.

Calling out to all the astronomy enthusiasts!

Hope to see you all in large numbers!

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