List of Selected Cantidates for the Course: Exoplanets & Search for Habitable Worlds


Congratulations!! You are selected for the short course titled : Exoplanets & Search for Habitable Worlds. 

We are happy to see the huge response for the course. The course will cover about exoplanets and their detection in detail. There will be a continous evalution of the course in form of small assignments. On successful completion of the course with at-least 80 percent of attendance and qualifying the assessments test, certificates will be given  on behalf of AASTRO KERALA. 

IMPORTANT: For completion of registration, Rs. 1000 is to be remitted by each candidate on or before 27-11-20.

Participants of the previous course titled "Introductory Course in Astrophysics and Cosmology" conducted by AASTRO KERALA and Kerala state science and technology museum is to pay Rs. 500.

The course will begin on December 5th, 2020. Time and meeting link will be provided. 

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COURSE: Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds

One of the most profound questions humans ask would be ‘Are we alone?’.  In October 1995 astronomers announced the first discovery of a planet outside our solar system. Spotting of the  Jupiter-like planet 51 Pegasi b led to a surge of exoplanet discoveries. Today, more than 4000 exoplanets have been spotted in the Milky Way.

Like to learn how scientists spot these wild and wonderful world that swing around their parent star? Are you familiar with the physics and mathematics concepts in a bachelor's level? Then hop on.AASTRO KERALA is introducing a course “Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds”. 

The course will be directed by Dr. Anand Narayanan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

Apply before 17th November, 2020 

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Outline of course:

Lecture 1: Overview of Exoplanet Studies

Lectures 2 - 6: Radial Velocity Method 

Lectures 7 - 11: Transit Method

Lectures 11 - 15: Gravitational Microlensing

Lectures 16 - 17: Direct Imaging

Lectures 18 - 19: Habitable Zone, Habitability of Exoplanets, and the Search for Biomarkers

*Lectures 20 - 24: Star and Planet Formation  

*Subjected to availability of time

Video lecture: Finding the Monster in Galactic Centre

 Here is the video of the Webinar lecture delivered by Dr. Anand Narayanan on the Nobel Prize 2020 for Physics: