Start Date: August 14, 2019

End Date: November 29, 2019

Course Announcement:   Fall 2019

Title of the Course:   Radiative Processes in Astrophysics”

Credits:   4

Instructor:   Dr. D. Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Physics Group

About the Course:

The course focuses on the various radiative processes and their signatures across the broad palette of astrophysical scenarios in our observed Universe. Primarily intended for first and second-year Ph. D students in astrophysics, gifted graduate and postgraduate students in physics and engineering may also apply. Students will have the opportunity to attend themed guest lectures and seminars by subject specialists and familiarize themselves with experimental techniques through the duration of the course. Audit and ‘Pass/Fail’ options are available for eligible candidates.

Eligibility : 

Ph.D. students in the natural sciences and those pursuing / recently completed a master’s degree in physics / any branch of science and engineering and with a knowledge of intermediate mathematics and advanced topics in electromagnetic theory (Static and Dynamics).

Details of the Course:

Start date: Wednesday 14th August 2019   

End date:   Friday 29th November 2019 Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:35 am to 12:40 pm

Venue for classes:  Lecture Hall-2, Basement Area, “” building. Course office hours:  Mondays: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at MCNS Planetarium Building.

How to apply:

Expressions of interest must be received by email to on or before 15th May 2019. Email must include scanned mark sheets with CGPA and a brief statement of purpose.

Selection: On merit, following a short interview and/or an exam. Eligible candidates will be notified of

the dates of the interview/exam which will be held in June 2019.

There is no registration fee.

Overview of the Course:

The course will exhaustively cover the fundamentals of numerous radiative processes, where and how they occur in astrophysics, their detection including through atomic and molecular spectra, measurements, and their interpretation. With the successful completion of the course, students will have a well-rounded set of skills in observational, computational, experimental, and phenomenological aspects of radiative processes in the Universe and their underlying concepts as well as familiarity with measurements and instrumentation from the contemporary ground and space-based missions which have aided in advancing this science.

Contact Details :

Manipal Centre of Natural Sciences (MCNS), Centre of Excellence, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal 0820-2923571