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LIGO-India project. LIGO-India is a proposed advanced gravitational-wave detector to be located in India, whose concept proposal is now under active consideration by the science funding agencies in India and USA.
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The existence of gravitational waves is one of the most intriguing predictions of the General Theory of Relativity proposed by Albert Einstein in 1915. Gravitational waves are distortions in the spacetime geometry that propagate with the speed of light, analogous to ripples on the surface of a pond. Although indirect evidence for the existence of gravitational waves is obtained from the observation of binary pulsars, a direct detection of gravitational waves is yet to be done. A world-wide network of gravitational-wave detectors has started an exciting search for these ripples in spacetime. These observatories will establish the filed of gravitational-wave astronomy, opening a new window on to the Universe.
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- EADS Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at ICTS-TIFR