BARC LIVE Astro Talk | Episode – 14 | She Sees Stars: Women Stars in Time
The IAU100 Secretariat encourages the organization of activities around the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science in February 2019. Activities organized around 11 February will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate girls and women in astronomy — by encouraging girls to consider careers in astronomy and by celebrating women astronomers.
Do you guys wanna know how women stars created a gargantuan contribution in astronomy? Do you wanna get that motivation or inspiration? You wanna make the same contribution in your future career? Then listen to all the suggestions from a real women astrophysicist.
🔴 Topic: She Sees Stars: Women Stars in Time
🔴 Date: February 11, 2021
🔴 Time: 7 pm (Bangladeshi Time)
🔴 Host: Hasibul Hossain Rifat
Founder & CEO, Bangladesh Astronomy Research Collaboration (BARC)
🔴 Speaker: Dr Priya Hasan
🌙 Research Interest: Observational Astronomy, Star Formation, Star Cluster, and Galaxies.
About the lecturer:
Dr Priya Hasan did her Integrated Masters in Physics specializing in Astrophysics from the Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia in 1996. She did her Ph.D. in Astronomy at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2004. She did post-doctoral research in France and IUCAA, Pune. She was awarded the Women Scientist Award by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi in 2006. The US Consulate, Hyderabad selected her for the International Visitors Leadership Program in 2011 to visit and deliver lectures at select universities in the US like MIT, Harvard, CalTech, etc. She has presented her work at various conferences in India, Europe, and the US, and in the United Nations, Vienna. Her research interests are in observational astronomy, star formation, star clusters, and galaxies. At present, she collaborates with groups in India, Europe, the US, and Egypt. Priya recently visited The Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA on a Summer Internship Program of the International Astronomical Union. She is a member of the International Science-Driven Team of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Priya is actively involved in olympiads, public outreach, and science popularization programs for children and adults and has worked on various projects with the IAU-OAD. At present, she is an Asst Professor in Physics at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. She is also the Secretary of the Public Outreach and Education Committee, Astronomical Society of India.
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