India – The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has embarked on an exciting planetary exploration program. Chandrayaan-1, the first Indian mission to Moon will soon be launched and a number of future missions will follow.
With the aim of creating awareness amongst students and research scholars, particularly in the Universities and other Laboratories and Academic Institutions and to attract bright talented students to take up research work in the challenging area of Planetary Science and Exploration, the PLANEX programme of ISRO has been organizing periodic workshops and
training programmes. The 9th Workshop in this series is planned to be held during 5–9 January 2009 on the theme ‘Remote Sensing of Inner Solar System Objects’ at the Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and
Dr. Usha Chandra (E-mail: [email protected]), will be the local
contact person and co-convener.
- The Workshop will consist of lectures by experts, group discussions, tutorials, presentations by participants and laboratory visits.
- Based on the performance at the Workshop, interested and highly motivated participants will be offered the opportunities for further intensive training in specialized fields in Planetary Sciences under the PLANEX programme.
Final year M.Sc. students in Physics, Chemistry and Earth/Planetary/Space Sciences, final year B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech. students as well as Research Scholars working towards their Ph.D. degree may apply. Applications from Post -Doctoral Fellows and Teachers/Lecturers (below 35 years) will also be considered. Selected participants (about 35) will be provided travel support (Sleeper class by train or Bus), accommodation and boarding for the duration of the workshop.
Interested students/scholars may write or send e-mail to the following address before 10 October 2008, enclosing a brief bio-data, research interests (in ~200 words) and a reference letter from Department Head/Research Supervisor. Those who have attended earlier PLANEX workshops are not eligible.
Dr. V.K. Rai,
Convener, 9th PLANEX Workshop
Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009
E-mail: [email protected]