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 Jawaharlal Nehru Post Doctoral Visiting Scientist (JNPDVS) Fellowship  

First light of Astrosat : CZT imager looks at crab

Astrosat’s Soft X-Ray Telescope sees first light

The Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI), the hard X-ray detector on board Astrosat, was made fully operational on October 5.  On October 6, Day 9 of Astrosat, the satellite turned towards Crab Nebula, remnant of the Supernova detected by  Chinese astronomers in the year 1054, and CZTI provided the beautiful hard X-ray image of Crab Nebula.

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






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Is the Higgs boson finally seen at LHC?

Kajari Mazumdar on behalf of TIFR-CMS group

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Nov 30, 2015

  • Abhishek Chowdhury (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad), "Hilbert Series and Black Hole Microstate Counting (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar series) " in A304 starts at 1130
  • Prof. Eric Borguet (Temple University, USA), "Ultrafast Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy and Dynamics at Mineral/Aqueous Interfaces" in AG-69 starts at 1600
  • Shishir Pandey (School of Technology and Computer Science, TIFR), "Dimension Reduction for Efficient Algorithms and Visualization" in A-212 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1600
  • Dr. Kunal Mooley (Oxford Centre for Astrophysical Surveys United Kingdom), " The Phenomenal 2015 Outburst of the Black-Hole X-ray Binary, V404 Cyg" in A269 starts at 1600