IUB hosts national round of 5th Astronomy Olympiad
The Department of Physical Sciences (DPS) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized the National Round of the 5th Bangladesh Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (BDOAA) on May 21, 2022. High school students from grades 9-12 from across the country participated in this competition.
This event followed the regional round held on April 22, 2022. A number of students selected from among the winners of this competition will represent Bangladesh in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), scheduled to be held in Georgia in August 2022.
The prize-giving ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Khan Asad, General Secretary of BDOAA, Dr. Asma Begum, Associate Professor, IUB, and Dr. Talal Ahmed Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka and Treasurer of BDOAA. The distinguished guests also enlightened the students about the current fields of study related to Astronomy and Astrophysics in IUB and Bangladesh.
Dr. Talal Ahmed Chowdhury gave a talk on gravitational waves, black holes and dark matter. Dr. Khan Asad introduced the opportunities of studying astronomy at IUB. The participants were also given a tour of the IUB campus.