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LIGO-India project. LIGO-India is a planned advanced gravitational-wave detector to be located in India, to be built and operated in collaboration with the LIGO USA and its international partners Australia, Germany and the UK. The project recently received the in-principle approval from the Indian government.
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On: 2016-03-18 07:45
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED 100 YEARS AFTER EINSTEIN’S PREDICTION
LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes
Indian Scientists make significant contributions and aspire for moreOn: 2016-02-12 07:34
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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. On 2015 September 14, the two Advanced LIGO observatories in the USA made the first direct observation of gravitational waves passing through the earth. This signal was produced by the merger of two black holes at a distance of 1.3 billion light years. This is the first of the many expected observations of this kind, that will establish the filed of gravitational-wave astronomy, opening a new window on to the Universe.
INDIGO IN THE NEWS
- Multiple Project Staff Scientist openings at IUCAA
- Project Assistant Position in Max Planck Partner Group on GWaves at IISER TVM
- Internships at the LIGO grid computing center at ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
- ICTS-Simons Fellows Program at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore
- Airbus Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at ICTS-TIFR