North-East meet of Astronomers concludes at RGU

RONO HILLS, Jan 30: A three-day long ‘North-East Meet of Astronomers (NEMA)-VII’ concluded at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Saturday.

The seventh edition NEMA was organized by the Department of Physics of the varsity in association with Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune from 27 to 29 last in online mode.

RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha in his speech on the inaugural day, highlighted the importance of Astronomy and Astrophysics and urged the department to organize similar NEMA-VII to enhance the research activities of young researchers of North East states.

IUCAA Director Prof Somak Raychaudhury in his address dwelt on the discoveries of the marveling secrets of the universe because of advanced facilities coming up nowadays.

Pro VC Prof Amitav Mitra, Registrar Dr Nabam Tadar Rikam, Dean of Basic Sciences Prof Sanjeev Kumar and Head of Physics Department Prof Pradeep Kumar Kalita gracing the function, dwelt on similar themes about the earlier and recent developments in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Two special talks were delivered by Prof Ajit K Kembhavi, IUCAA and Prof Somak Raychaudhury, IUCAA Director on the first and the last day of NEMA-VII respectively.

More than 30 speakers including, senior professors, teachers, post-doctoral and research scholars delivered oral presentations on their current research works and had fruitful discussions and interactions with all 76 online participants from various north east states’ colleges, universities and institutes.

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