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Upcoming Seminar/Colloqium


Star Planet Interactions: From Solar to Exoplanetary Systems

Speaker : Prof. Dibyendu Nandi
Affiliation : IISER Kolkata
Date & Time :
Venue : ARIES Auditorium and zoom meeting space
Abstract :

The Sun is the only star in the Universe  known to harbour a planet with conclusive evidence of life! While solar radiative energy sustains processes that make life possible, it's dynamic activity may also render planets uninhabitable in certain circumstances. The solar system provides a test bed for observing this fascinating interplay of star planet interactions and is a window to other worlds beyond our own. In this talk I shall discuss our efforts to model star planet interactions from the dual perspectives of assessing our space environment and understanding the Influence of stellar activity on planetary and exoplanetary environments.

About Speaker :

Prof. Dibyendu Nandi is a professor in the Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. He is also the head of Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) and vice president of the Commission E4, International Astronomical Union (IAU).