16-03-2023  Thursday

05 January to 20 April, 2023

Philosophy of Education

Every Tuesday (15:00-17:00), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Foundational Elective Graduate Course


Prof. K. Subramaniam


5-day Residential Workshop D.EL.ED. Trainee

Date: 15 to 19 March, 2023
Time: 09:30 - 19:00

Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Dr. Shweta Naik

5-day Residential Workshop D.EL.ED. Trainee


Talk by Dr. Akshat Singhal

Date: 16 March, 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Title of the talk:

My journey of research and outreach

Name of the speaker:

Dr. Akshat Singhal

Abstract of the talk:

This talk will provide an overview of my research journey, focusing on the exploration of neutron stars through the observation of gravitational waves and the study of their X-ray emissions. The talk will highlight some of the key results in different fields that I have been part of, including the proposed Daksha satellite mission. It will also discuss the demand for easily accessible astronomy resources, which prompted me and my team to co-found a planetarium and observatory at the IIT Kanpur. Throughout my journey, I have acquired skills that could be beneficial in automating certain aspects of outreach and education pipelines in the future. The talk will conclude with a proposal on this front.

About the Speaker:

Akshat Singhal is a Ph.D. graduate in gravitational wave data analysis from the Gran Sasso Science Institute, and has completed a 2.5-year postdoctoral tenure at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research interests are in the study of high-energy astrophysical sources, specifically through the detection of gravitational waves and X-ray emissions. In addition to his research work, he is deeply committed to science outreach and education, which is evident from his co-founding of a planetarium and observatory during his undergraduate days and continued involvement in outreach activities. He was part of 600 scientists who volunteered for Covid awareness programs and contributed to multi-lingual infographics.