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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.

Traffic jams in neurons are useful…

Clocking electrons racing faster than light in glass

CZT Imager of AstroSat measures first phase resolved X-ray polarisation of Crab pulsar

Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation

Creation of coherent states in molecules by incoherent electrons

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.

Prof. E.C. George Sudarshan : Passing of an era

Wiley Library award 2017 won by SIRC

Congratulations: TIFR is a winner of the Clarivate Analytics India Research Excellence - Citation Awards 2017

Infosys prize for 2017 won by Upi Bhalla (NCBS) and Yamuna Krishnan (until recently at NCBS) and Ritabrata Munshi (Maths)

Onsager Prize to Prof. Subir Sachdev

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Jul 20, 2018

  • Dr. Vivian Poulin (John Hopkins University, USA), "Shedding light on Dark Matter with Cosmological observations" in A 304 starts at 1100
  • Kunal Dutta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany), "On Randomization and Combinatorics in Computational Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, and Combinatorial Representation Theory." in A-201 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1400
  • Podcast Mr. S.A. Bhardwaj (Chairperson, AERB), "Radiation Safety under Emergency" in AG-66. starts at 1600
  • Nikhil S. Mande (School of Technology and Computer Science), "On the Weakness of Linear Decision Lists" in A-201 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1715
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