#4th webinar


Looking at the Sun in the Near-UV range with the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope onboard Aditya-L1 mission


Dr.Avyarthana Ghosh (Postdoc, IUCAA Pune)



The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) on-board Aditya-L1 spacecraft (India’s first space mission dedicated solely to solar observations) is an indigenous effort to observe the Sun in Near-Ultraviolet range of the solar electromagnetic spectrum. It is unique in the way that it can image the Sun 24×7 from the Sun-Earth Lagrangian 1 point with a high spatial resolution, cadence and contrast, in addition to good straylight mitigation. There is a suite of 11 science filters, out of which 8 are with comparatively narrow Full-Width-Half-Maxima and remaining 3 are broadband. In total, these 11 science filters probe the dynamics and coupling of mass and energy in different layers of the lower solar atmosphere as well as its impact on space-terrestrial climate. In my talk, I shall be giving a brief overview of the science objectives, the photometric designing of SUIT along with its performance modelling and straylight estimates. Finally, I shall be talking about the operational planning and the current status of the instrument which is being tested at subsystems- level and assembled.


##3rd webinar


Fiber-optic Biosensors for Water Quality Assessment


Dr. Nirmal Punjabi

Project Research Scientist, NCETIS.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.


Testing of water is an integral component for maintaining water quality and providing drinking water to everyone. Due to the limited accessibility of sophisticated instruments
for organic and inorganic analysis, proper testing is not accessible for everyone. Fiber optic sensors, due to their versatility, are potential solutions for water quality assessment that can be deployed at the broadest scale, thereby making them accessible at remote locations. In this talk, I will be providing an overview of the research in the development of guided-wave absorbance-based fiber-optic sensors and their application for the detection of contaminants in drinking water.

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Date and Time: Aug 7, 4-5 pm IST