The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is a National Centre of the Government of India, under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, as well as a deemed University awarding degrees for master's and doctoral programs. At TIFR, we carry out basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and science education. Our main campus is located in Mumbai, but we have additional campuses in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.


Launch of Astrosat - first Indian astronomy satellite

The first Indian astronomy satellite Astrosat was launched on 28th September, 2015, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota, on a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket. Astrosat has unprecedented capability to simultaneously observe cosmic objects in visible light, the ultraviolet waveband and the entire X-ray waveband from very low energy to very high energy X-rays. This unique ability to observe the universe in multi-wavelengths, simultaneously, is aimed at performing cutting-edge research in astrophysics. 

Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have led this multi institutional effort and have made significant contributions to the design, fabrication and development of three out of five payloads that are on board Astrosat. Launch of Astrosat - first Indian astronomy satellite


Science News

Dynamics of Molecular Negative Ions Unravelled

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Dynamics of Molecular Negative Ions Unravelled
Momentum distribution of (a) H- and (b) O- from H2O produced by 12 eV electron impact. The vertical arrow indicates the direction of the electron beam. ... read more

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Today: Oct 05, 2015

  • Suvrat Raju (TIFR-ICTS, Bangalore), "Local Operators and State Dependence in AdS/CFT (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar series)" in A304 starts at 1130
  • Mr. Ramiz Sheikh (Dept. of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai), "Nano-bioconjugation of Mutant Cytochrome P450cam (CYP101) for Biocatalysis" in AG-69 starts at 1600
  • Prof. T. Padmanabhan (IUCAA, Pune), "Kinetic theory of atoms of space - aka gravity" in AG - 66 (Lecture Theatre) starts at 1600
  • Oct 06, 2015

  • Mr. Nikhil Kumar (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur), "Controlling thermal hysteresis in superconducting weak-links and micron size superconducting quantum interference devices" in AG80 starts at 1600
  • Suvrat Raju (ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore), "The Information Paradox and the Black Hole Interior in AdS/CFT" in AG-69 starts at 1600
  • Rahul Vaze (School of Technology and Computer Science), "Optimal Offline and Competitive Online Strategies for Transmitter-Receiver Energy Harvesting" in A-212 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1600