Einstein Institute Chief Bullish Research On Gravitational Waves With Indian Help: IIT Tech Fest
Scientists are working presently on the development of a gravitational wave detecting Observatory in India. It is the fifth observatory in the world and will be the most sensitive station. “India will soon launch this observatory most probably at Aundh in Hingoli district,” said scientists at IIT Techfest.
Famous scientist Albert Einstein was the first to predict the existence of Gravitational waves a century ago. But, the waves were discovered last year at a laboratory in Germany. Discovery of Gravitational waves helps scientists to know more about the universe. After electromagnetic waves and mechanical waves, scientists discovered this waves after a long time doing researches.
Bruce Allen about LIGO-India:
On the first day of IIT-B annual TechFest, Managing Director of Albert Einstein Institute, Bruce Allen, who was one of the scientists responsible for the discovery said, “the discovery was the most important scientific discovery of last year.”
He added that the LIGO in India along with the observatories in Germany, US and Italy will work to detect gravitational waves which reveal the hidden aspects of space.
Rana Adhikari about the scientific study in LIGO-India:
Rana Adhikari was a professor and scientist at California Institute of Technology. He was also involved in the development of LIGO in India. He said, “the need for an Indian LIGO is well justified. Each observatory is different and uses a different technology. We will put to rest the mistakes of US detectors while designing LIGO-India. The country’s unique location will help detect the sources of gravitational sources more accurately.”
He also said that it’s a curiosity-driven scientific study. But it will reap a good monetary payoff for the country in future and will develop an economy of its won. The tools which are developed for the study could be used in transferring the data.
TechFest – Largest Science Festival of Asia:
Techfest, on the first day, recorded a maximum of 35,000 people visited, but it is lower when compared with the last year. But the organizers are hoping for the better number for the next two days.