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First light of Astrosat : CZT imager looks at crab

Astrosat’s Soft X-Ray Telescope sees first light

The Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI), the hard X-ray detector on board Astrosat, was made fully operational on October 5.  On October 6, Day 9 of Astrosat, the satellite turned towards Crab Nebula, remnant of the Supernova detected by  Chinese astronomers in the year 1054, and CZTI provided the beautiful hard X-ray image of Crab Nebula.

Launch of Astrosat - first Indian astronomy satellite

The first Indian astronomy satellite Astrosat was launched on 28th September, 2015, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota, on a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket. Astrosat has unprecedented capability to simultaneously observe cosmic objects in visible light, the ultraviolet waveband and the entire X-ray waveband from very low energy to very high energy X-rays. This unique ability to observe the universe in multi-wavelengths, simultaneously, is aimed at performing cutting-edge research in astrophysics. 

Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have led this multi institutional effort and have made significant contributions to the design, fabrication and development of three out of five payloads that are on board Astrosat. 

Launch of Astrosat - first Indian astronomy satellite






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Proteins and the Computational Microscope

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Proteins and the Computational Microscope
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Today: Nov 26, 2015

  • Pratik Majumdar (SINP, Kolkata), " Origin of cosmic rays through the eyes of TeV gamma-ray astrophysics" in AG69 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Prof. Pawel J. Napiorkowski, (University of Warsaw), "“Coulomb Excitation: not only at the Heavy Ion laboratory”" in P - 305 starts at 1600
  • Nov 27, 2015

  • Nikhil Karthik (Florida International University), "Symmetry breaking in planar QED (Special STMP Seminar)" in A304 starts at 1130
  • Dr. Ashish Arora (University of Munster, Germany), "Optical and high field magneto optical studies on atomically thin sheets of WS2, WSe2, MoSe2 and MoTe2: A new family of semiconductors" in AG66 starts at 1430
  • Podcast Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar (HBCSE), Mr. Shirish Pathare (HBCSE), Mr. Praveen Pathak (HBCSE), "The 46th International Physics Olympiad " in AG-66 starts at 1600