Sawaal-Jawaab: "Astronomy’s new frontiers"

Saturday 10th November 2018
4:30 PM

Event Type: Talk

Duration: 2:00:00

"Astronomy’s new frontiers" Speaker: Parameswaran Ajith (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore) Modern astronomy started four centuries ago with Galileo’s invention of the astronomical telescope. In the past century, astronomical observations using different wavelengths of electromagnetic waves revolutionized our understanding of the Cosmos. Recently, observations using subatomic particles, such as neutrinos and cosmic rays also have emerged as powerful means of probing the Cosmos. The newest frontier of astronomy is observations of gravitational waves — the elusive ripples in spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago. This lecture will take a walk through the new frontiers of astronomy.

Organiser: Anusheela Chatterjee

About Organiser: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is one of the premier centres of scientific research in India that works at the very cutting edge of world science, bringing visibility and international recognition to scientific efforts in India. TIFR has started an ambitious new campus in Hyderabad. We organise “Sawaal-Jawaab: Conversations on Science” which is a discussion series on current issues in Science. We host many eminent researchers to speak about their research and engage in conversation with audience. The talk is typically for half an hour, but questions flow freely from the audience and the typical duration of the entire event is two hours.
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