ICTS Launches a Random Walk to Learn Astrophysics

Astrophysics is an interesting subject which eludes many people. While people are aware of physics and astronomy, most people aren’t aware of the many theories and prospects of Astrophysics. To counter this a new summer course has been launched by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore.

What is it?

It’s a random walk on astrophysics conducted by Professor G Srinivasan, a retired astrophysicist from the Raman Research Institute. The walk will elucidate on various topics concerning the world of astrophysics such as

  • Absorption and emission of radiation
  • Radiation from relativistic electrons
  • Compton scattering of radiation
  • Spontaneous and stimulated emission
  • Hyperfine splitting of energy levels
  • Molecular spectra
  • Astrophysical plasma.
  • Quantum tunneling.
  • Nuclear matter
  • Neutrino Oscillation
  • Phase transitions and the early Universe

Things To Learn

During this random walk in physics, one will encounter a range of astronomical objects and phenomena, such as Solar wind, gaseous nebulae, interstellar hydrogen clouds, giant molecular clouds, neutron stars and pulsars, supernova remnants, radio galaxies and quasars, active galactic nuclei, the cosmic microwave background, etc.

The Walk Schedule

  • May – 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30
  • June – 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 & 27


  • 10:00 AM


  • Madhava Lecture Hall/ Emmy Noether Seminar Room

Who is it for?

This is for people who are interested in Astrophysics, particularly students willing to get an insight into the basics of Astrophysics.

How will it help you?

A walk of this nature conducted by an eminent scientist is sure to provide valuable insights into the subject arena which will equip you for a career in this sector.

How to register?

For registering for this walk on astrophysics, kindly fill up this Google form


For further information visit their website https://www.icts.res.in/summercourse2018

Source: ICTS, Bangalore