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.
Institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India
Deadline: July 22, 2016
Salary: Rs. 36,000 (first year) – Rs. 38,000 (second year) per month plus 20% House Rent Allowance
Tenure of the post: 1+ 1year (Extension to second year is subject to the performance and availability of funds)
Marking an eventful beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
- Research Associate Position in Gravitational Waves under CEFIPRA project at IIT Bombay, Department of Physics
- Long term project position at CMI in Gravitational Wave Astronomy
- Astrophysics, Gravity and Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics Postdoctoral Positions in Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
- Senior Experimental Lab postion for LIGO-India at IUCAA
- LIGO-IndIGO summer research program