Symposium on Cosmology and Astrophysics
29-30 January 2002
Department of Physics,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
This meeting will focus on the following topics:
The inflationary scenario has now become an integral
part of the standard model of the Universe. Apart from resolving the problem
associated with initial conditions, it also provides explanation for the initial
inhomogeneity responsible for the structure formation in the Universe. There
have been many developments in the theoretical modelling of inflation in recent
years. This area of activity is under active investigation in view of current
observations of CMB anisotropy.
The problems of dark-matter and dark-energy (quintescence) are also
under active investigation at present.
The two forthcoming satellite experiments,
"MAP" and "Planck" are expected to revolutionise our
thinking about the Universe.
On the oher hand, the discovery of duality between M-theory and superstring
theory by Horava and Witten led to the renewed interest in the brane
By compactifying six dimensions in the eleven dimensional theory, our
4-dimensional universe may be realized as a hypersurface (brane) in
5-dimensional spacetime. The brane world scenario poses interesting
theoretical as well as experimental challenges. The astrophysical and
cosmological consequences of the brane worlds are under active consideration
- Pankaj Sharan (Jamia)
- Mohd. Zahid (Jamia)
- Daksh Lohiya (Delhi University)
- Ashok Goyal (Delhi University)
- M. Sami (Jamia)
- Tabish Qureshi (Jamia)
- Lekha Nair (Jamia)
- Saeed Uddin (Jamia)
- Cosmological inflation and late time acceleration
- D-branes and their cosmological consequences
- Brane-world cosmology
- Entropy of black holes
- Detection of gravitational waves
- The current status of microwave background
radiation in the Universe
- Gravitational lensing
- Astrophysical processes
Naresh Dadhich (IUCAA):
Relativistic World: A Common Sense Perspective.
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- Vinod Johri (Lucknow) : Mathematical theory of Integrated Tracking.
- Romesh Kaul (Matscience) : Entropy of Black Holes.
- Gautam Mandal (TIFR) : String theory, D-branes and Black holes:
- Atish Dabholkar (TIFR) : Strings, Tachyons and the Black Hole Entropy.
- Margarita Safonova (Moscow) : Microlensing signatures of wormholes and negative matter in the Universe.
- N. Panchapakesan (Delhi Univ.) : Cosmological inflation
- Ashok Goel (Delhi Univ.) : Symmetry Structure and Phase Transition
in Cosmology and Astro-Physics.
- Sudhendu Raichaudhry (Delhi Univ.) : (to be announced)
- Rajesh Nayak (IUCAA) : Gravitational wave observations by LISA
- Anand Sengupta (IUCAA) : Gravitational Waves : A new window to the Universem
- Partha Joarder (Kolkata) : Selected Topics in Solar Magnetohydrodynamic Waves
- Deepak Jain (Delhi Univ.) : Gravitational lensing constraint on the cosmic equation of state
- M. Sami (Jamia) : Quintessence and Inflation on the brane.
- G.P. Malik (JNU) : A nonlinear model having solutions akin to Abrikosov mixed states.
- T.R. Seshadri (Delhi Univ.) : Fractality in galaxy distributions in cosmology.
- S. G. Ghosh (Nagpur.) : Gravitational Collapse.
There is no registration fee.
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