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    2019

    Brajesh Kumar


    1. Invited to evaluate the oral presentations given by the young scientists in the parallel session PS-4 (Astronomy and Astrophysics) on the theme “The Sun and Stellar Systems, Planetary Systems, and Galaxies and Cosmology” at the 20th National Space Science Symposium 2019 jointly organized by SPPU/IUCAA/NCRA, Pune, India, during 29-31 January, 2019.

     

    Prabir Kumar Mitra


    1. Best poster award in the category of “The Sun and the Solar System” in the 37th Meeting of Astronomical Society of India, Bengaluru during 18-22 February, 2019 on the“Evolution of solar magnetic fields and largescale reconnection events in extremely complex solar active region NOAA 12673”.

     

    2018

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Session Chair, Sun and Solar System, Astronomical Society of India meeting, Hyderabad, 5-9 February, 2018.

     

    2. SOC member, IAU symposium 340 on ”Long-term datasets for the understanding of solar and stellar magnetic cycles”, Jaipur, 19-23 February, 2018.

     

    3. Session Chair, Indices of Solar Cycle from Photosphere to the Heliosphere, IAU symposium 340, Jaipur, 19-23 February, 2018.

     

    4. Guest Investigator, ESA-Proba2 mission for study in coronal cavities using SWAP observations, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, 2017-2018.

     

    5. Member of the National Advisory Board, 6 th PSSI Plasma Scholars Colloquium 2018, August 24-26, 2018, SMIT, Sikkim.

     

    6. Session Chair, Session-9 Basic Plasma (Theory & Experiment) 6 th PSSI Plasma Scholars Colloquium 2018, August 24-26, 2018, SMIT, Sikkim.

     

    7. SOC member & Session Chair, ISEST 2018, Hvar, Croatia, Sept 24-28, 2018.

     

    8. Invited as expert “Variability and Predictability of Solar-Terrestrial Coupling: the next scientific program of SCOSTEP" by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Beijing, November 14-16, 2018.

     

    9. SOC member, 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly (Pasadena)-Session D2.3 “Solar transients: from solar origin to earth impact and the outer heliosphere”, 14-28 July, 2018.

     

    10. Appointed as Review Editor for Frontiers in Science since 2018.

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Visiting scientist at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Daejeon, South Korea.

     

    2. Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for 33rd National Symposium on Plasma Science &Technology (PLASMA-2017) organized by Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI), Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, 4-7 December 2018.

     

    Ranadeep Sarkar

     

    1. Selected as SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar to visit NASA/GSFC, Maryland, USA during 1st October–31st December, 2018 for the research project entitled “Observationally constrained global MHD and semi-analytical modelings of space-weather events to forecast Bz at 1 A.U.”

     

    2. Selected as Guest Investigator for PROBA2 project entitled “Evolution of coronal cavities leading to CMEs” at Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium, 9 April–4 May, 2018.

     

    3. Research paper “A comparative study of the eruptive and non-eruptive flares produced by the largest active region of solar cycle 24” highlighted in HMI Science Nugget (http://hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/?p=2333) by HMI Science Team.

     

     

    2017

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for Astronomy and Astrophysics, ARIES, Nainital.

     

    2. SOC member, International Study of Earth Affecting Transients (ISEST) 2017, at Jeju island, South Korea, 18-22 September, 2017.

     

    3. SOC member, 4th Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 7-10 November, 2017.

     

    4. Member, International Space Science Institute (ISSI team), on “ Stealth CMEs & Problem geomagnetic storms”, 2017-2019

     

    Ramit Bhattacharyya

     

    1. Session Chair, international conference “New Initiatives for Fundamental Science Experiments” organized by PRL from 12 to 14th September 2017.

     

    2. The paper “Chaotic magnetic field lines and spontaneous development of current sheets” in Physics of Plasmas was selected as a featured article and the American Institute of Physics did a press release on the findings.

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Awarded Indo-Austrian DST- BMWFW joint research project entitled “Onset of solar flares and flare-CME associations” as the Indian PI.

     

    2. Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of 32nd National Symposium of Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) held in IPR Gandhinagar during November 7-10, 2017.

     

    3. Best paper award in the category of Space and Astrophysical Plasma in National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA-2017) held in Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the paper “Flux rope eruption from a sigmoid active region: triggering mechanism and large-scale magnetic reconnection”

     

    2016

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Member, LOC, Science for Space Weather, Goa, January 24-29, 2016 2015 Nandita Srivastava 1. Elected, Member Steering Committee for the IAU Division E on The Sun and the Heliosphere.

     

    2. Member, SOC, 3rd Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, Seoul, Korea, November 3-6, 2015.

     

    3. Session Chair in W4 session on “Results from New Solar Telescope (NST) at BBSO”, 3rd As Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, Seoul, Korea, November 4, 2015

     

    4. Member, SOC, ISEST/SCOSTEP meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, October 26-30, 2015

     

    Ramit Bhattacharyya

    1. Co-authored the poster “Formation of flux ropes and large-scale contraction of coronal loops by reparative magnetic reconnection” which got best poster award in the 30th National conference of Plasma Science Society of India 2015.

     

    Brajesh Kumar

    1. Session Chair, “Helioseismology and Dynamo”, at the International Conference on "Advances in Seismology: A Dialogue across Disciplines" held at TIFR, Mumbai, India, during the period 7-11 December, 2015.

     

    2014

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Working group leader jointly with Christian Moestl for working group on “Optimal combination of in-situ and remote sensing”, Seventh solar information processing (SIP) workshop, La Roche den Ardenne, Belgium, August 18-21, 2014.

     

    2. Established Scientist’s Travel Award (ESTA) to attend the European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, April 2015. 3. Member, International Study for Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST) program of SCOSTEP-VARSITI, 2014-2018

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Awarded Research Professorship at School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, South Korea for the academic year 2014 – 2015.

     

    2. First best paper award in Astronomy and Astrophysics session of 18th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2014) held in Dibrugarh, India during 29 January–1 February 2014 for the paper “Contraction and disruption of coronal magnetic fields during the failed eruption of a filament and associated M6.2 flare” by Bhuwan Joshi, Upendra Kushwaha and Astrid Veronig.

     

    2013

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Convener, session on ”New and ongoing initiatives in ground-based solar observations”, European Geophysical Union Meeting, Vienna, 7-12 April, 2013.

     

    2. Guest investigator on ESA’s Proba2 solar mission, June-July 2013.

     

    3. Member, scientific organising committee, IAU symposium 300, on “Nature of prominences and their role in Space weather”, Paris, June 10-15, 2013.

     

    4. Chairperson, Session 2.1 at the IAU Symposium 300, on “Nature of prominences and their role in Space weather”, Paris, June 10-15, 2013.

     

    5. Best poster award , Second Prize on “ Evolution of the 5 January 2005 CMEs associated with eruptive filaments in inner heliosphere" -R. Sharma, N. Srivastava, B. V. Jackson, D. Chakrabarty, N. Luckett, H. Shan, Q. Hu and C. Möstl , International Astronomical Union, Symposium 300

     

    6. IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) travel grant for Women in Physics, 2013 to attend the Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting , Hangzhou, China, October 2013

     

    7. Member, scientific organising committee, International Study for Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST) program of SCOSTEP, June 16-20, 2013, Hvar, Croatia.

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Best poster paper award in the category of Space and Astrophysical Plasma in 28th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA-2013) held during 3–6 December 2013 in Bhubaneswar, India for the paper “Evidence of magnetic reconnection during the evolutionary phases of a solar prominence eruption” by Upendra Kushwaha and Bhuwan Joshi.

     

    2. Visiting scientist at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Daejeon, South Korea.

     

    Ramit Bhattacharyya

     

    1. The co-authored work entitled “Numerical simulation of current sheet formation through superposition of force-free magnetic fields” was selected for best poster award in the 28th national meeting of the Plasma Science Society of India, 2013.

     

    2. The paper entitled “Formation of magnetic discontinuities through superposition of force-free fields: periodic boundaries” by Dinesh Kumar, R. Bhattacharyya and Piotr. K. Smolarkiewicz has been selected as a featured article in the Physics of plasmas 20, 2013

     

    2012

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Chairperson, Space weather session, 39th COSPAR General Assembly, Mysore, 14-22 July, 2012

     

    2. Chairperson, the tutorial session, ISSTP 2012, Pune, 5-9 November, 2012

     

    3. Session Chair at the Technical session, “International workshop on Nano Physics and Astrophysics”, Raipur, February 19-21, 2012

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Member of National Advisory Committee of National Conference in Recent Trends in Interdisciplinary Research in Astrophysics and Space Science (Sponsored by Uttarakhand state government and ARIES, Nainital), Haldwani, Nainital, 3–4 November 2012.

     

    2011

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Session Chair at the Technical session, at the conference for women in ISRO, March 8, 2011.Session Chair at the IUCAA workshop on the Physics of the solar transition region and corona on 6th September, 2011

     

    2. Guest Investigator, on ESA’s Proba2 solar mission, October 2011. Bhuwan Joshi 1.Visiting scientist at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Daejeon, South Korea

     

    2010

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Co-Chair of poster session ST5/NH8. on “ Space Weather and its effects on terrestrial and Geospace environments “ in European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, May 2-7, 2010.

     

    2. Member, National Advisory committee of the SERC school on Space Weather , IIG Mumbai April 2010.

     

    3. Kieth Runcorn Travel Award to attend the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 2010

     

    Bhuwan Joshi

     

    1. Resource person in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Helio-Physics” (February 5-6, 2010), Solapur, Maharashtra and gave an opening lecture; Title of lecture: The Dynamic Sun.

     

    2. RHESSI Science Nugget based on our recent work on the discovery of the large-scale contraction of coronal loops in solar flares and our interpretation of this phenomenon. The nugget (RHESSI Nugget 120; February 1, 2010) is available online in RHESSI's webpage

     

    Brajesh Kumar

     

    1. Resource person in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Helio-Physics” (February 5-6, 2010), Solapur, Maharashtra and gave an opening lecture; Title of lecture: Seismology of the Sun.

     

    2009

     

    Nandita Srivastava

     

    1. Co-Convener of a session at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, 19-24 April, 2009.

     

    2. Kieth Runcorn Travel Award to attend the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 2009

     

    3. Elected Councillor of the Executive Council, Astronomical Society of India for 2010-2012 4. Member, SOC, Astronomical Society of India meeting ASI-2009, Bangalore 5. Member, Committee for Basu Award by the American Geophysical Union, 2008-2009

     

 

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