IUCAA Logo 4th National conference on
Recent Trends in the Study of Compact Objects:
Theory and Observation (RETCO-IV)

17 - 20 April 2019, IUCAA, Pune
AstroSat Logo

IUCAA is organizing a national conference on “Recent trends in the study of compact objects: Theory and Observation (RETCO)” during 17-20, April 2019. This will be the fourth such conference being organized biannually since 2013. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over India to discuss recent observational and theoretical progress made in understanding the physics of accreting compact objects with special emphasis on the results from the AstroSat mission. The meeting will give ample opportunity to young researchers to present their work.

The scientific program will consist of invited talks, oral and poster presentations. Local hospitality will be provided to all registered participants. Limited travel support will be available for deserving participants from Universities who do not have financial resources.

Topics to be disscused:

  1. Observational studies of accreting compact objects such as XRBs, AGNs using AstroSat and other observatories
  2. Numerical and theoretical studies of compact astrophysical systems
  3. Outbursting and Transient astrophysical phenomena
Venue: IUCAA
Date: April 17 - 20, 2019

Important dates:

Announcement: December 10, 2018
Registration opens: December 10, 2018
Registration deadline: January 15, 2019
Confirmation of participation: February 15, 2019
Programme details: March 31, 2019

Scientific Organising Committee:

  • Sudip Bhattacharyya (TIFR, Mumbai)
  • Indranil Chattopadhyay (ARIES, Nainital)
  • Santabrata Das(IIT, Guwahati)
  • Gulab Dewangan (IUCAA, Pune)
  • Samir Mandal (IIST, Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Anuj Nandi (ISRO, Bangalore)
  • Biswajit Paul (RRI, Bangalore)
  • C. S. Stalin (IIA, Bangalore)


  • Gulab Dewangan (IUCAA, Pune)
  • Ranjeev Misra (IUCAA, Pune)

For any queries: Please write email to - retco4@iucaa.in