Indian scientists have made substantial contributions to different branches of Astronomy & Astrophysics. India hosts a few world-class observatory facilities and has recently invested in several upcoming international mega-science projects in astronomy. The community has reached a stage (in terms of strength and impact), where it is important to formulate a consensus about the most compelling scientific questions for the next decade.
The Astronomical Society of India (ASI) is an Indian society of professional astronomers. ASI is planning to bring out a Vision Document that will lay out the collective vision of the Indian astronomy community for the next decade or two. This effort is analogous to the Decadal Surveys in the USA. This Discussion Meeting is planned as a brainstorming workshop to aid the preparation of the Vision Document.
This meeting will strive to cover a large breadth of topics including Solar physics, Planetary science and exoplanets, Gravity & fundamental physics, Stars and ISM, Galaxies and clusters, Compact objects, Transient phenomena (Time-domain astrophysics), Cosmology, Astronomy & society, and Astronomy facilities.
The meeting will be organized in a hybrid mode. In-person participation will be by invitation only.
ICTS is committed to building an environment that is inclusive, non-discriminatory, and welcoming of diverse individuals. We especially encourage the participation of women and other under-represented groups.