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Priya Hasan

S N Hasan

Dr Priya Hasan

Dr Priya Hasan did her Integrated Masters in  Physics specialising in Astrophysics from the Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia in 1996. She did her PhD in Astronomy at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2004. She did post-doctoral research in France and IUCAA, Pune.  She was awarded  the Women Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi in 2006. The US Consulate, Hyderabad selected her for the International Visitors Leadership Program in 2011 to visit and deliver lectures at select universities in the US like MIT, Harvard, CalTech, etc. She has presented her work in various conferences in India, Europe and US and in the United Nations, Vienna. Her research interests are in observational astronomy, star formation, star clusters and galaxies.  At present she collaborates with groups in India, Europe, US and  Egypt.  Priya recently visited The Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA on a Summer Internship Program of the International Astronomical Union. She is a member of the International Science Driven Team of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Priya is actively involved in olympiads, public outreach and science popularization programs for children and adults and has worked on various projects with the IAU-OAD, US Consulate Hyderabad, etc. At present she is an Asst Professor in Physics at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. She is also the Secretary of the Public Outreach and Education Committee, Astronomical Society of India.


Prof S N Hasan

Prof S N Hasan obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Moscow State University, Russia and has done post doctoral work  in dynamical astronomy in Russia and India. His research interests are Celestial Mechanics, Dynamical Astronomy and  Clifford Algebras.  He has over 25 years of experience of teaching Astronomy  & Mathematics at Post Graduate level. Since November 2014  he is a Professor of Mathematics at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad -  prior to this he was a Professor at the Department of Astronomy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

He has held various administrative positions such as Head, Dept of Mathematics,   Dean, School of Sciences, Dean, Research and Consultancy, Dean Academics, Director IQAC at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) . Before joining MANUU he was Head Dept. of Astronomy, Osmania University, Hyderabad and I/C Director Japal-Rangapur & Nizamiah Observatories.

He was recipient of National Merit Scholarship, University Merit Scholarship for his M.Sc. and M.Phil program at the University of Hyderabad and recipient of  Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India scholarship for Doctoral Studies.

Dr S N Hasan has delivered talks at various Universities and Institutes in India, Russia, New Zealand, Egypt and Europe. He has published his research in national and international journals. He is actively involved in Olympiads, mentorship programs, public outreach and science popularization programs for children and adults. He is a life member of Astronomical Society of India and has served its SOC and EC member.

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