This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne of the LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.
The construction of an ultra-high vacuum environment to host the country's first LIGO detector as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO-India) project in Maharashtra will begin by 2020, said Sekhar Basu, secretary, department of Atomic Energy.
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Applications are invited for a Max Planck Partner Group Postdoctoral Fellowship at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bangalore. This fellowship is supported by the Max Planck Partner Group in Astrophysical Relativity at ICTS, working in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover.
- LIGO-IndIGO summer research program
- Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore
- Post-doctoral Position under CEFIPRA Project on Gravitational Waves at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India (IISER TVM)
- Max Planck Prize Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysical Relativity at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore
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