Modern cosmology is at an exciting stage where an enormous amount of observational data has made it possible to determine the physical properties of the Universe to unprecedented accuracy, and also to test and validate models of its origin and history. To forge ahead in this field, exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst researchers who have traditionally approached this subject from quite different perspectives - `physical' cosmologists/astrophysicists and high energy physicists, have become crucial. The former study the universe based on observations and within the framework of the general theory of relativity, while, the latter tries to unravel the physical events of the early universe and shed light on fundamental issues such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy. It is not always easy for these different communities to communicate since the terminologies are different and a common platform where people can come together, learn from each other and share ideas that can lead to collaborations is highly desirable.

This workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers within India who have been actively contributing to the field of Cosmology. The goal is to review current status of Cosmology, future direction and to identify concrete areas where collaborations within the Indian community can be built up.


                     Bhanu Das                     Pravabati Chingangbam
                     Sivarani Thirupathi                     Subinoy Das
                     P. K. Joby                     Koshy George