Three Day Workshop on Relativistic Cosmology: Theoretical and Data Analysis Techniques

Organizer: Department of Applied ScienceCenter of Excellence for Astrophysics and Cosmology (CEAC), G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur funded by Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

  • When: 15th to 17th July 2024
  • No Registration Fees
  • Last date of registration: 15th June 2024
  • Venue: Center of Excellence for Astrophysics and Cosmology (CEAC), G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India – 440016 

The “Workshop on Relativistic Cosmology: Theory and Data Analysis Techniques’’ is a dynamic and intellectually stimulating event designed for researchers, physicists, and cosmologists passionate about exploring the profound implications of relativity on our understanding of the universe. This workshop provides a unique forum for participants to engage in in-depth discussions, share groundbreaking research, and foster collaborations that push the boundaries of our knowledge in these fundamental areas of theoretical physics. Structured as a series of lectures, presentations, and interactive discussions, the workshop covers a spectrum of topics, including the mathematical foundations of relativity, gravitational waves, black holes, and the application of relativistic principles to cosmological models. Renowned experts will present an introductory lecture on Relativistic Cosmology enabling the participants to gain insights into the latest developments in Cosmology. Through this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, exchange ideas with peers, and contribute to the collective advancement of our understanding of the cosmos. Whether delving into theoretical frameworks or exploring experimental approaches, the “ Workshop on Relativistic Cosmology: Theory and Data Analysis Techniques’’ serves as a pivotal platform for intellectual exchange, fostering a collaborative spirit among participants and inspiring further exploration of the mysteries of the universe.

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The workshop is intended for graduate and post-graduate students, research scholars and faculty members of our own college and from other institutions who are working in the area of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology and plan to analyze astronomical data. The selection will be based on the Recommendation Letter of their respected Teacher/ Supervisor.


Prof. Saibal Ray, IUCAA Associate & Associate Director, Centre for Cosmology, Astrophysics and Space Science (CCASS), GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Prof. S. N. Hasan, Head, Dept of Mathematics and Dean, School of Sciences, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India

Prof. Surhud S. More, Professor, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India

Dr. Priya Hasan , Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Goutam Manna, Prabhat Kumar College, Contai & Institute of Astronomy Space and Earth Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Syllabus Covered

Theoretical aspects of the Relativistic Cosmology

  • Course 1: Tensor analysis in Riemannian space, Effects of gravitation, Riemann-Christoffel curvature tensor, Ricci Tensor, Curvature Scalar
  • Course 2: Einstein Field Equations, Experimental tests of GTR, Schwarzschild solution, gravitational lensing, Energy, momentum and angular momentum in gravitation
  • Course 3: Cosmological principle, Robertson-Walker metric, Redshifts, Energy density components of the Universe
  • Course 4: Big-Bang Hypothesis, CMB, Large-Scale Structure

Data analysis for Astronomy using Python

  • Course 1: Introduction to Python for Astronomers, Installation and Understanding Packages, Core packages – NumPy, iPython, SciPy   
  • Course 2: Plotting and Images, Reading and Writing Files, Fitting and Modeling 1-d and 2-d dat      
  • Course 3: VO and Archival Astronomy Data, Markov Chain Monte Carlo method
  • Course 4: Application of observational data in the theoretical model.

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