Regional School on Astrophysical Data Reduction

Tribhuvan University has been offered opportunity to carry out research work in A&A since 2006 at the Central Department of Physics (CDP), Kathmandu, Nepal. Till date 84 masters’ thesis have been completed in the various areas of Astrophysics. About two dozen masters’ theses are published in the Journals MNRAS, A&A, and Ap&SS. CDP has offered Ph.D. program in Astrophysics since 2010. At present, five students are involved in Ph.D. and 18 are doing work for their master’s dissertation. The research areas are mainly galaxy evolution, ISM and dark energy. Additional Information is available in After completing masters’ thesis, about 50% students go abroad (mostly USA) for the further study and research in A&A. The remaining students go to various colleges in Nepal to teach physics and astronomy at undergraduate level. They use to forget what they learned during masters’ thesis because of their involvement in teaching. The aim of this school to group them and finally prepare them for Ph.D. project. In addition to these students, there are large number (more than 200) of masters’ students majoring Astrophysics every year. Last year we had organized 4 days workshop NWAA2013 (For detail: This workshop left a strong impact not only on participants, but also to the authorities of University as well as Government of Nepal. Because of the effective outcome of NWAA2013 (supported by IAU), recently our department has convinced Government of Nepal to support this particular area in the year 2014. We have decided to organize a regional workshop in order to provide an extensive learning environment to the participants of Nepal and neighboring countries. We will focus on database, data reduction and problem identification which is commonly used A&A research. Ultimately, a beginning of fruitful research collaboration is needed for the better future, in this region.






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