Physics Notifications

See todays total Lunar Eclipse at GUO

posted Jan 30, 2018, 9:15 PM by Physics Department

Event: Once in a Red Moon

Dear All,

January, 2018 is astronomically significant. 3rd January had been the perihelion of the Earth, the nearest point in the Keplerian orbit of the Earth around the Sun. 31st January will be the full Lunar Eclipse day and will host the second full Moon in the same month! The star forming nebula, Orion, will be at the zenith throughout the month in the evening sky and will be visible through small telescopes and binoculars if viewed through the belt of the Orion Constellation (Kalpurusha). The open cluster Pleiades (Krittika) populated by newly formed, bright and blue stars, is right above the head after the Sunset.

January 31st will be particular for a rare and viewing worthy celestial event. It will be the occasion of SUPER MOON, BLUE MOON and RED MOON. By SUPER MOON we mean that the Moon will be closest to the Earth, the point of perihelion. By BLUE MOON we mean that it will be the second full moon in the same month (January). All of us have heard and used the phrase “Once in a blue Moon” indicating a rare occasion! However, the Moon will NOT be blue at all! By RED MOON we mean the reddish colour of the Moon due to a full Lunar Eclipse that will be visible from India in the evening of 31st January. During full Lunar eclipse, the Moon appears red!

On this occasion, Gauhati University Observatory (GUO) will host a sky viewing public event “ONCE IN A RED MOON” to observe the BLUE/RED Moon and its surface features. As far as there is hope from the clouds, other interesting objects in the sky such as the Orion Nebula, the brightest star (1st magnitude) Sirius etc. will also be observed.

Astronomy enthusiasts and interested people are hereby cordially invited to this event. Children are highly encouraged!

Event timings and ways to reach GUO are attached herewith along with an eclipse document for awareness.

Looking forward to a joyous evening with your participation in watching the celestial events!

Best regards,
Dr. Sanjeev Kalita
Assistant Professor of Physics and i/c of GUO, GU 

For more information, please download the file below.


posted Jan 28, 2018, 6:07 PM by Physics Department

Title    Understanding The Flavor Riddle
Speaker  : Prof M Gupta, Punjab University
Date        : 29 January, 2018
Time        : 4:00 PM
Venue      : Physics Gallery


Understanding fermion masses and mixings is one of the most important problem of present day High Energy Physics. The problem has become more complex after the discovery of neutrino oscillation phenomenon which essentially implies neutrinos are massive nondegenerate particles contrary to these being massless in the Standard Model. This has assumed added importance in the light of recent discovery of the Higgs Scalar. Unfortunately at present we do not have any viable description of the extremely complex structure of the mass spectrum as well as mixing pattern of the fermions.Despite large number of attempts from the top down perspective the problem remains largely unresolved. In the present talk, we would attempt to understand the problem from phenomenological perspective, in particular we would be investigating quark and lepton mass matrices within the texture approach, pioneered by Steven Weinberg and Harald Fritzch.

Annual GBM of the Physical Society

posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:59 PM by System Administrator

This is information to all the members of faculty, research scholars, and MSc students that the Annual General Body Meeting of the Physical Society will be held on today, 25th January, 2018 at 2:30 PM at the Physics Gallery. The proposed agenda of the meeting is as follows: 

  1. Discussion on Proposed Constitution of the Physical Society
  2. Report of the society for the last year (2016-17)
  3. Presentation of the Budget 
  4. Dissolution of the Old Executive Body and Formation of the New Executive Body 
  5. Discussion on plan for the forthcoming Foundation Day and Alumni Meet 
  6. AOB 

All are hereby requested kindly attend this important meeting. To see the official notification, please see the attached file.

Meeting of the DAC on 19th Dec, 2017

posted Dec 17, 2017, 10:10 PM by Physics Department   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 12:39 AM ]

Kindly take note that the meeting has been preponed to 11:00 AM. Please see the attached file for the revised notification.

Examination Schedule for MSc 1st Sem (Physics)

posted Dec 9, 2017, 8:29 PM by Physics Department   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 8:31 PM ]

Examination Schedule for MSc 3rd Sem (Physics)

posted Nov 26, 2017, 6:38 PM by Physics Department   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 8:31 PM ]

2nd Sessional Examinations

posted Nov 8, 2017, 1:20 AM by System Administrator   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 1:20 AM ]

It is hereby notified to all concerned that the 2nd Sessional Examination on theory papers for both 1st and 3rd Semesters of MSc Physics for the academic session 2017-18 will held as per the following schedule.

Examination Schedule (Tentative & Revised)

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:23 PM by Physics Department   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 10:25 PM ]

This is to notify all concerned that we have now published the Examination Schedules for 1st and 3rd Semester Examinations of MSc (Physics) for the session 2017-18. Please note that this schedule is ONLY tentative. The final schedule will be published by the Office of the Controller of Examination, GU.

Meeting of the DAC

posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:49 AM by Physics Department   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 4:40 PM ]

A meeting of the DAC is being convened on 16 October, 2017 which will be held at 2:30 PM at the Conference Room (Upstairs). The official notification can be downloaded from below.

1st Sessional Test

posted Sep 13, 2017, 10:03 AM by System Administrator   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:33 PM by Physics Department ]

Routine for 1st Sessional Test

It is hereby notified to all the students of 1st and 3rd Semesters of MSc Physics that the 1st Sessional Test will be held on 22 and 23 September, 2017 as per the schedule shown below.

Please note that it is mandatory for a student to appear in the Sessional Tests as marks in these test will carried forward to the final examinations as Internal Marks and a student MUST appear in these examinations if s/he wants to pass in the respective paper.

Also NOTE that Sessional Tests will NOT be repeated under any circumstances.

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