Thirty-seven researchers from nine Indian institutions took part in the historic revelation of gravitational waves emerging out of merger of two dark gaps, the government said in the statement on Wednesday.
37 Indian Scientists Contributed In LIGO Project: Govt
Two scientists from Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), seven from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Bengaluru, two from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)- Kolkata, three from IISER-Thiruvananthapuram, two from IIT-Gandhinagar, three from Institute of Plasma Research, nine from IUCAA, six from Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT)- Indore and three from TIFR took an interest in the exploration.
“A critical presence of Indian researcher exists in this milestone scientific achievement. India can likewise brag of three many years of exploration sought after at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru, at the wildernesses of hypothesis and sign extraction calculation in the journey of finding gravitational waves.”
“Some of these achievements from India have directly added to the recognition and are noticeably referred to in the discovery publication. Altogether, 37 authors from 9 Indian institutions in the scientific article gave the world the primary revelation of gravitational waves distributed in the Physical Review Letters by the LIGO Scientists Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration,” Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
The project was being done in a joint effort with institutions of Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology, under the Ministry of S&T.