Discussion Meeting on Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

30th Oct - 5th Nov, 2015


Precision CMBR data for temperature fluctuations as well as polarization has driven tremendous amount of research in the frontier area of cosmology and astro-particle physics. The area being highly interdisciplinary, it provides a meeting ground for people working in diverse areas such as nuclear physics, particle physics, generalrelativity, and quantum gravity.

The community working in this area in India is relatively small, and sparsely distributed. The purpose of this discussion meeting is to bring some of the practitioners of the field together,in an atmosphere which provides opportunity for intensive discussions. Such an atmosphere will be of tremendous benefit to students/ postdocs working in this area, and may also promote interchange of ideas between people working on different aspects of this general area.


List of Participants Outside Bhubaneswar

# Name Institute Date
1Akhilesh NautiyalIISER, BHOPAL30th Oct - 5th Nov 2015
2Anjan Ananda SenJMI, New Delhi31st Oct - 4th Nov. 2015
3Atri DeshmukhyaAssam University, Assam30th Oct - 8th Nov. 2015
4Bikash DhindaJMI, New Delhi29th Oct-6th Nov 2015
5Biswanath LayekBITS,Pilani30th Oct - 4th Nov 2015
6Chandan HatiPRL, Ahemedabad29th Oct-6th Nov 2015
7Hijam Zeen DeviNortheastern Hill U., Shillong 30th Oct -5th Nov 2015
8Kaushik DuttaSINP, Kolkata30th Oct -3rd Nov 2015
9L.SriramkumarIITM, Chennai30th Oct-3rd Nov 2015
10Narendra SahuIITH, Hyderabad30st Oct - 2nd Nov 2015
11Pankaj JainIITK, Kanpur30th Oct -5th Nov 2015
12Pavan K. AluriIUCAA, Pune30th Oct - 6th Nov 2015
13P.S.SaumiaIMSC, Chennai30th Oct - 5th Nov 2015
14Pravabati ChingangbamIIA, Bangalore29th Oct-6th Nov 2015
15Ranjan LahaStanford U., Phys. Dept.31st Oct - 7th Nov 2015
16Sayantan ChoudhuryTIFR, Mumbai2nd- 5th Nov 2015
17Soma SanyalUniversity of Hydrabad30th Oct - 5th Nov 2015
18Subhendra MohantyPRL, Ahemadabad3rd - 7th Nov. 2015

List of Participants From Bhubaneswar

# Name Institute
1Arnab DasguptaInstitute of Physics, BBSR
2Arpan DasInstitute of Physics, BBSR
3Ajit M SrivastavaInstitute of Physics, BBSR
4Bharat KumarInstitute of Physics, BBSR
5Bidisha ChakrabartyInstitute of Physics, BBSR
6Bishnu ParijaInstitute of Physics, BBSR
7Biswajit DasInstitute of Physics, BBSR
8Debasish MallickInstitute of Physics, BBSR
9Lalatendu PradhanInstitute of Physics, BBSR
10Maguni MahakudInstitute of Physics, BBSR
11Partha BagchiInstitute of Physics, BBSR
12Pradip Kumar SahuInstitute of Physics, BBSR
13Pranati K. RathInstitute of Physics, BBSR
14Ranjita K. MohapatraInstitute of Physics, BBSR
15Sabya Sachi ChatterjeeInstitute of Physics, BBSR
16Sanjib Kumar AgarwallaInstitute of Physics, BBSR
17Shreyansh Shankar DaveInstitute of Physics, BBSR
18Somnath DeInstitute of Physics, BBSR
19Soumyabrata ChatterjeeInstitute of Physics, BBSR
20Subrat Kumar BiswalInstitute of Physics, BBSR
21Sudhakar PandaInstitute of Physics, BBSR
22Sujoy ShilInstitute of Physics, BBSR
23Suresh Kumar PatraInstitute of Physics, BBSR
1M.K. ParidaSOA University, BBSR
2Sudhanwa PatraSOA University, BBSR
1Karmadeva MaharanaUtkal University, BBSR
2Pramoda K. SamalUtkal University, BBSR
3Srikanta PandaUtkal University, BBSR
4Swapna MahapatraUtkal University, BBSR
1Bhamidipati ChandrasekharIIT Bhubaneswar, BBSR
1Nishikanta KhandaiNISER, BBSR


Registration: 30th Oct. 2015/ 10:30A.M. - 11:00A.M.

(On 30th Oct., Session begins at 11:00A.M.)

Morning Session Afternoon Session
Talk+Discussion : 10.00 AM to 11.15 AM
Tea: 11.15 AM to 11.45 AM
Discussion : 11.45 AM to 1.00 PM
Talk+Discussion : 03.00 PM to 04.15 PM
Tea : 04.15 PM to 04.45 PM
Discussion : 4.45 PM to 5.30 PM

Lunch : 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM

Date/Session Morning Afternoon
30-10-2015 Sudhakar Panda, IOP
Talk: "Aspects of String Cosmology" + Discussion
Kaushik Dutta, SINP
Talk: "Inflation, Moduli and Some Issues"
+ Discussion
31-10-2015 L. Sriramkumar, IITM
Talk on "Whither inflation?"
+ Discussion
Pankaj Jain, IITK
Talk "Evading the fine tuning of the cosmological constant in a quatum conformal model"
01-11-2015 Anjan Anand Sen, JMI
Talk: TBA
+ Discussion
Pankaj Jain, IITK
Talk on "Large scale anisotropy in the universe"
02-11-2015 Pavan K. Aluri, IUCAA
Talk+Discussion on "CMB and violation of isotropy ‐ estimation and implications"
+ Discussion
Venue: Physics Department, Utkal University
Time:- 3:00PM - 4:00PM : Colloquium by L. Sriramkumar, IITM
Title: "Exploding stars, distances to far away galaxies and the composition of the Universe."
Time:- 4:15PM - 5:15PM : Talk by L. Sriramkumar, IITM
Title: "Bouncing Universes"
03-11-2015 Time:- 10:00AM - 11:00AM
M.K. Parida, SOA Univ.
Talk on "Dark Matter in SO(10)"
Time:- 11:45AM - 12:45PM
Atri Deshmukhya, ASSAM University,
Talk on "Chromo Natural Inflation"


04-11-2015 Time:- 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Subhendra Mohanty, PRL.
Talk on "Issues in nflation phenomenology from the perspective of particle physics"
Time:- 11:45AM - 12:45PM
Ranjan Laha, Stanford
Talk on "Ice Cube Neutrinos"
Pravabati Chingangbam, IIA,
Talk on "From primordial physics to the CMB"
+Discussion on "Noncommutative geometry and CMBR"
Discussion Coordinators: Pravabati Chingangbam and Akhilesh Nautiyal
05-11-2015 Ranjan Laha, Stanford
Talk on "Status of particle dark matter searches"
Sayantan Choudhury, TIFR
Talk on "Effective Models for Cosmological Collider Physics"


Venue for the Talk: Main Lecture Hall, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

Date: 30th Oct - 5th Nov, 2015

Venues for Parallel Discussion

  1. Library Conference Room
  2. Library Seminar Room (Only for discussion with Afternoon Session)
  3. Academic Lounge


Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla

IOP, Bhubaneswar

Sudhakar Panda

IOP, Bhubaneswar

Pranati K. Rath

IOP, Bhubaneswar

Pramoda K.Samal

Physics Department,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Ajit M. Srivastava, Convener

IOP, Bhubaneswar