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Prof Govind Swarup(HT PHOTO)

Radio astronomer Prof Govind Swarup dies at 91

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Prof Swarup was the founding director of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)
The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)

TIFR develops country’s first low-cost mask testing equipment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The equipment could cost between Rs. 30,000-50,000 ranging from the most basic one to a slightly advanced unit within the country while imported machines cost about Rs 10 lakh.
The students of St Mary’s High School, Dahisar (East) at the event.(HT)
The students of St Mary’s High School, Dahisar (East) at the event.(HT)

Dahisar children visit orphanage

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Dahisar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 01:13 AM IST
Important or interesting events that took place at Mumbai schools recently
Mumbai locals have something unique: Their Auxiliary Warning System, a network of sensors and magnets on the tracks and in the trains, automatically apply brakes and stop trains even if one somehow passes a red signal.(HT File)
Mumbai locals have something unique: Their Auxiliary Warning System, a network of sensors and magnets on the tracks and in the trains, automatically apply brakes and stop trains even if one somehow passes a red signal.(HT File)

Mumbaiwale: What happens when scientists take a Mumbai train?

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 07:40 AM IST
They look at the physics of cables, sound of the moving coaches and the magic of a rail ride. Learn more about them at a Sunday session
Sudheshna Sinha is a professor at the department of physical sciences at the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Mohali, since 2009.(HT Photo)
Sudheshna Sinha is a professor at the department of physical sciences at the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Mohali, since 2009.(HT Photo)

Sudeshna Sinha is the woman who brought order in computing from chaos

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aakriti Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:10 PM IST
She came up with the revolutionary technique of chaos computing, which has the potential to create advanced generations of computing machines.
(From left) Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Ashok Vaidya, Kasturba Health Society, Sashaina Fanibunda, TIFR and KHS and Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, TIFR(HT)
(From left) Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Ashok Vaidya, Kasturba Health Society, Sashaina Fanibunda, TIFR and KHS and Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, TIFR(HT)

Longevity protein, brain chemical combo may help treat Alzheimer’s, autism

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 01:19 AM IST
A study by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research will help pave the way for novel therapeutic strategies
TIFR is a national centre of the Government of India under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, and a deemed university since 2002, awarding degrees for master’s and doctoral programmes.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
TIFR is a national centre of the Government of India under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, and a deemed university since 2002, awarding degrees for master’s and doctoral programmes.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

TIFR gives half salary to staff citing fund crunch, pays remaining amount after news goes viral

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 10:16 PM IST
After the news that a premier research institute in the country was facing fund shortage spread, the authorities, in an apparent fire-fighting exercise, deposited the remaining salary component of the staff in their bank accounts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize — India’s most coveted science and technology award — to 33 winners of past three years on the occasion of National Science Day in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize — India’s most coveted science and technology award — to 33 winners of past three years on the occasion of National Science Day in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

33 honoured with India’s most-coveted science prize

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Dr Aditi Sen De of Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is the only woman among the 33 scientists who were awarded for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Students of winter school learning about the four metre radio telescope at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Students of winter school learning about the four metre radio telescope at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Campus connect: Radio astronomy winter school at Pune gives experimental learning experience to 30 students

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Radio astronomy winter school is a joint initiative of NCRA-TIFR and IUCAA
In future, Gaikwad says he would like to come back to India and establish a numerical simulation group to plan the scientific goals and address the problems in Astrophysics through observations.(HT Photo)
In future, Gaikwad says he would like to come back to India and establish a numerical simulation group to plan the scientific goals and address the problems in Astrophysics through observations.(HT Photo)

Alumni connect: As COEP club activity we used to have night sky party, says Prakash Gaikwad

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 04:05 PM IST
He has studied at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics and College of Engineering, Pune. Gaikwad is a scientist who works on cosmology, large scale structure and galaxy formation in the universe.
The MMRC runs a series on Twitter called ‘Know Your Station,’ to provide information on the 27 stations on the Metro-3 route.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The MMRC runs a series on Twitter called ‘Know Your Station,’ to provide information on the 27 stations on the Metro-3 route.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Twitter to talks, MMRC goes the extra mile to clear air on Metro-3

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has been taking several measures to dispel the negative perception surrounding the Metro-3 underground project. The MMRC runs a series on Twitter called ‘Know Your Station,’ to provide information on the 27 stations on the Metro-3 route.
It was the indigenously built SXT and Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instruments on-board the Astrosat that first observed the black hole in a favourable state so as to be able to interpret the X-ray at the end of 2016.
It was the indigenously built SXT and Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instruments on-board the Astrosat that first observed the black hole in a favourable state so as to be able to interpret the X-ray at the end of 2016.

Isro-Nasa project finds black hole that spins near max possible rate

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The findings are significant, said researchers, because so far, high spin rates of only about five black holes have been quantified accurately
ECG Sudarshan was born in Kottayam, Kerala in 1931.(HT Photo)
ECG Sudarshan was born in Kottayam, Kerala in 1931.(HT Photo)

ECG Sudarshan, physicist who proposed faster than light theory, dies at 86

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:20 PM IST
India’s best known theoretical physicist ECG Sudarshan, challenged Albert Einstein’s theory that nothing with mass can travel faster than light.
Richard Feynman at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he was roped in along with other brilliant minds to develop an atomic bomb for use in World War 2. When the bomb was ultimately used, against Japan, it filled him with regret over his work.(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Richard Feynman at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he was roped in along with other brilliant minds to develop an atomic bomb for use in World War 2. When the bomb was ultimately used, against Japan, it filled him with regret over his work.(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Infectious, enthusiastic, relevant: A physicist’s take on Richard Feynman

Hindustan Times | By Arnab Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 08:14 PM IST
Arnab Bhattacharya, chair of science popularisation and public outreach at TIFR, on what the award-winning physicist means to him.
The bus rammed into a divider on the highway on the Eastern Freeway.(HT photo)
The bus rammed into a divider on the highway on the Eastern Freeway.(HT photo)

Eleven students from institute in South Mumbai hurt after road accident

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 12:45 AM IST
The students, who were aged around 20 to 23, were on their way back to their hostel from their campus in Colaba.
Huilgol is a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York.
Huilgol is a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York.

Path-breaking discoveries: National honour for two scientists

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 01:12 AM IST
Chandra Volla won the award for discovering new methods to synthesise ‘compounds’ called heterocycles in an eco-friendly manner while Huilgol was awarded for discovering a set of neurons in mice that migrate from one part of the forebrain to another.
Country’s first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) will come up at Bodi West Hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.
Country’s first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) will come up at Bodi West Hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.

Science academies voice support for Bodi Neutrino Observatory

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 12:37 AM IST
The support comes after continued protests led by MDMK general secretary Vaiko who had carried out a ten-day march against the INO earlier this month.
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