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. The Institute was founded in 1945 with support from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust under the vision of Dr Homi Bhabha. At TIFR, we carry out basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and science education. Our main campus is located in Mumbai, with centres at Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Next-Generation Gold Nanocatalysts with a Half Million Turnover Number New

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet New

A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

TIFR discovery of superconductivity of pure Bismuth crystal at 0.00053 K

Enhancement in Rate of Photocatalysis Upon Catalyst Recycling

Dr Homi Bhabha-Nehru-Tata
Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha (center) with Jawaharlal Nehru (left, India’s first Prime Minister) and J.R.D. Tata, (Trustee, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust) at TIFR in 1962. These were the individuals whose vision led to the establishment of TIFR.

 

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was founded around the time of India’s independence from colonial rule to promote advanced scientific research in the country. It was established by the noted Physicist Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha with financial support from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the then Government of Bombay. It began its operations on 1 June 1945 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and later moved to Mumbai in December of the same year. In Mumbai, the institute operated out of the Kenilworth building and the Old Yacht Club, before moving to its present picturesque seaside campus in 1962.
At its inception, the institute’s research activities were focused on high energy physics, cosmic rays and mathematics. Over the years, activities at TIFR and its centres around the country steadily expanded to include all branches of basic sciences including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and also science education. The institute is the birthplace of India’s atomic energy program and several institutions of national importance. Institutions such as the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. (ECIL), Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) trace their beginnings to TIFR.

MGK Menon-Pioneer in particle physics and a great statesman New

TIFR's ultrafast laser research on All India Radio

Public lecture on quantum entanglement, strange metals and black holes

TIFR mourns the passing of its second founder, MGK Menon

Public Lecture by Director General of CERN at TIFR Mumbai

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Feb 28, 2017

  • Mr. Muzamil Bhat (TIFR-DHEP), "Search for first generation scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at [UTF-8?]√s = 13 TeV" in AG-69 starts at 1430
  • Mr. Simanta Kundu (Dept. of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai), "Fibrous Nanosilica/TiO2 Hybrids for Photocatalytic H2 Production" in AG-69 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Gunnar Bali (Universitaet Regensburg, Germany), "Towards the continuum limit in Lattice QCD: Physics on CLS ensembles" in AG69 starts at 1600
  • Mr. Indranil Roy (Research Scholar, DCMP&MS, T.I.F.R., Mumbai), "Collective transition of the vortex lattice from Mott-like to metal-like state in a superconducting film with periodic array of holes" in AG80 starts at 1600
  • Public Lecture: Prof. Bala Iyer, "Prof Bala Iyer : The top scientific breakthrough of 2016: The detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO " in Homi Bhabha Auditorium starts at 1700
  • Mar 01, 2017

  • Prof. D. Batani (CELIA, Université de Bordeaux, Talence, France), "OVERVIEW OF THE PETAL+ PROJECT: DEVELOPING THE DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE LMJ/PETAL LASER FACILITY" in AG - 66 starts at 1130
  • Prof. Prof. Katarzyna Jakubowska (Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, Talence, France), ""Generation of high-pressures by short-pulse low-energy laser irradiation"" in AG - 66 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Mustansir Barma (TCIS, TIFR Hyderabad), "Mini-Course on Phase Transitions and Ordering (7 lectures with intervening interactive tutorials)" in A304 starts at 1430
  • Dr. Sharmila Mande (TCS Innovation Labs, Pune), "Are we really 'Humans'?" in  starts at 1600
  • Mar 02, 2017

  • Dr. Arup Mukherjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), "Organometallic Complexes: Application Spanning from Cataysis to Material Chemistry" in AG-80 starts at 1430
  • Dr. Aldo Deandrea (Lyon, IPN), "A lighter Higgs boson in two Higgs doublet models" in A304 starts at 1430
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    Mar 01, 2017

  • Prof. D. Batani (CELIA, Université de Bordeaux, Talence, France), "OVERVIEW OF THE PETAL+ PROJECT: DEVELOPING THE DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE LMJ/PETAL LASER FACILITY" in AG - 66 starts at 1130
  • Prof. Prof. Katarzyna Jakubowska (Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, Talence, France), ""Generation of high-pressures by short-pulse low-energy laser irradiation"" in AG - 66 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Mustansir Barma (TCIS, TIFR Hyderabad), "Mini-Course on Phase Transitions and Ordering (7 lectures with intervening interactive tutorials)" in A304 starts at 1430
  • Dr. Sharmila Mande (TCS Innovation Labs, Pune), "Are we really 'Humans'?" in  starts at 1600
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    Mar 02, 2017

  • Dr. Arup Mukherjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), "Organometallic Complexes: Application Spanning from Cataysis to Material Chemistry" in AG-80 starts at 1430
  • Dr. Aldo Deandrea (Lyon, IPN), "A lighter Higgs boson in two Higgs doublet models" in A304 starts at 1430
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    Feb 28, 2017

  • Prof. Bala Iyer, "Prof Bala Iyer : The top scientific breakthrough of 2016: The detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO " in Homi Bhabha Auditorium starts at 1700