Workshop on Physics and Astrophysics of Dust

Formation, Probes and Astrophysical Implications
24-27 February 2007

Vainu Bappu Observatory, Kavalur Organised by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics

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Coordinators: S.Chatterjee & H.C.Bhatt
Local Organizing Committee: S.Chatterjee, H.C.Bhatt & S.Muneer

Part I
Dust in Astrophysics: The Effect of Dust on Different Astrophysical Phenomena

24th February, 2007

Session I
Chair: Ranjan Gupta
14.00-14.15 Introduction: Sabyasachi Chatterjee
14.15-14.45 Umesh C. Joshi Polarization observations of cometary dust
14.45-15.15 Sujan Sengupta Radiative transfer in dusty astrophysical systems Applications to brown dwarfs and planetary systems
15.15-15.45 Mathew Mekkaden Circumstellar dust in T Tauri stars
Tea Break
Session II
Chair: Prajval Shastri
16.00-16.30 B.G. Anandarao Evolution of circumstellar dust in Asymptotic Giant Branch stars
16.30-17.00 Madhav K.Patil Dust extinction observations in galaxies
17.00-17.30 Shantanu Rastogi Spectroscopic properties of PAHs in the ISM

25th February, 2007

Session III
Chair: B.G. Anandarao
10.00-10.30 S. Ganesh Dust and interstellar extinction in the inner Milky Way
10:30-11.00 Prajval Shastri Dust in starburst and active galaxies
11.00-11.30 Jayant Murthy Observation of dust scattering in the UV
Tea Break
11.45-12.15 Ulysses J. Sofia Composition of dust grains from UV spectroscopy
Lunch Break

Part II
Physics and Chemistry of Dust: Formation and Destruction, Dynamics and Coupling with Gas ,
25th February 2007

Session I\/
Chair: B.R.S. Babu
14.30-15.00 Jayesh Bhatt Heterogeneous chemistry on very small dust particles Replacing chemical kinetics with a stochastic approach
15.00-15.30 Sabyasachi Chatterjee Crystallization,sizes and morphology
15.30-16.00 Avinash Khare Phenomena associated with electrically charged dust
Tea Break
Session \/
Chair: Jayant Murthy
16.45-17.15 Harish C.Bhatt Dustgas separation:dynamical aspects
17.15-17.45 Gopal Hegde Optical visualization of flows in dusty gases From laboratory to astrophysics Gopal Hegde

Part III
Spectroscopy and Light Scattering as Probes:Observations and Laboratory Studies

26th February, 2007

Session \/I
Chair: Avinash Khare
09.00-09.30 Deepak B. Vaidya Extinction properties of composite and fluffy dust grains Application to interstellar dust
09.30-10.00 Ranjan Gupta Interstellar extinction and dust modeling
10.00-10.30 Subodh K.Sharma Light scattering by dust Theoretical approaches
Tea Break
Session \/II
Chair: Subodh K.Sharma
11.15-11.45 Rajat Chaudhuri Energy states of some molecules, tools for the study of chemistry of dust
11.45-12.15 S.L.N.G. Krishnamachari Spectroscopic studies in the identification of species in dust
12.15-12.45 Asoke Sen Light scattering by dust: laboratory studies
Lunch Break

Part IV: Exploration of Overlaps

Session XI
14.45-15.15 Dipankar C.V.Mallik Summary
15.15-17.15 Discussions and identification of areas of overlap
17.15-17.30 S. Muneer Vote of Thanks
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