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Government of India (GoI) gives ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India Laboratory in Hingoli district
The Government of India (GoI) has given ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) Laboratory in Hingoli District of Maharashtra. The LIGO-India Observatory is scheduled to be operational in 2024 in collaboration with the LIGO Laboratory in United States. This is the 3rd observatory identical to two other ..
Topics: Astronomy • Binary stars • David Reitze • Gravitational-wave astronomy • Gravitational-wave observatory • Gravity • Hanford Site • Hingoli • Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations • LIGO • Science and Technology Facilities Council
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish – for the detection of gravitational waves. The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. The winners are members of the ..
Topics: Barry Barish • Gravitational-wave astronomy • Guggenheim Fellows • Kip Thorne • LIGO • Natural sciences • Nobel laureates in Physics • Particle physicists • Physical sciences • Physics • Rainer Weiss