200 Indian experts line up for Big Bang Experiment

September 10th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Around 2,000 scientists putting efforts to one of the biggest IT projects “Big Bang Theory” cosmological model of the universe , 200 of them are Indian scientists.

The entire system comprising 1,232 cryo magnets, each weighing about 32 tonne, is sitting on precision motion positioning systems developed, among other places, at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, by the Electronics Corporation of India.

About 200 Indian origin scientists from several institutions around India such as Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, RRCAT, Indore, Benares Hindu University and varsities of Delhi, Jaipur and Punjab. Those scientists are involved in analysing the collision debris for the experiment.

Amit Roy, the director of Delhi-based Inter-University Accelerator Centre said

“India has also been involved in supplying material to build the tunnel and several Indians have played a key role in the whole project,”

India has already distributed $ 25 million for the project.

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