India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is on track to get a major upgrade by 2018
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), located about ten kilometers east of Narayangaon on the Pune-Nasik highway (NH50) is getting a major upgrade. The GMRT is the world’s largest radio telescope array in the metrewavelengths range. The upgrades will allow the GMRT to have capabilities unmatched till the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) becomes operational by 2023, according to a report in The Indian Express. Image: NCRA/TIFR Yashwant Gupta, dean of the GMRT observator...
Indian scientists find a novel way to detect naked singularities
In a significant find, a team of scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) here has found novel ways to detect a bare or naked “singularity” – the most extreme object in the universe. When the fuel of a very massive star is spent, it collapses owing to its own gravitational pull and eventually becomes a very small region of arbitrarily high matter density, that is a “Singularity” where the usual laws of physics may breakdown. If this “s...
According to a study, IITs and TIFR top in collaboration with industry and Govt
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have emerged as leaders in university-industry-government (UIG) collaborations in the last decade, according to new analysis of India’s research and innovation landscape. UIG collaborations were mapped based on data corresponding to all research publications indexed in Web of Science database during 2005 to 2014. “A total of 459,164 publication records from India were downloaded. Out of t...
According to a study, IITs and TIFR top in collaboration with industry and Govt
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have emerged as leaders in university-industry-government (UIG) collaborations in the last decade, according to new analysis of India’s research and innovation landscape. UIG collaborations were mapped based on data corresponding to all research publications indexed in Web of Science database during 2005 to 2014. “A total of 459,164 publication records from India were downloaded. Out of t...
According to a study, IITs and TIFR top in collaboration with industry and Govt
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have emerged as leaders in university-industry-government (UIG) collaborations in the last decade, according to new analysis of India’s research and innovation landscape. UIG collaborations were mapped based on data corresponding to all research publications indexed in Web of Science database during 2005 to 2014. “A total of 459,164 publication records from India were downloaded. Out of t...