Wednesday, 25/04/2018       

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.

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

MGK Menon-Pioneer in particle physics and a great statesman

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Apr 25, 2018

  • Atreyee Kundu (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), "Stabilizing Switching Signals for Switched Systems" in B-333 (DBS Seminar Room) starts at 1130
  • Prof. Nikhil S. Malvankar (Microbial Sciences Institute, Yale University, USA), "Metallic Conductivity in Proteins: A New Paradigm for Biological Electron Transfer and Bioelectronics" in AG-80 starts at 1430
  • Mr. Abhishek Singh (Senior Research Fellow, IIT (BHU), Varanasi), "Synthesis and Study of Magnetic and Magneto-transport properties of some topological Insulators" in A-304 starts at 1500
  • Prof. Michael E. Peskin (SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford, USA), "Mysteries of the Higgs Boson" in AG-66 starts at 1600
  • Apr 26, 2018

  • Arindam Khan (Technical University, Germany), "Approximation Algorithms for Multidimensional Packing" in A-201 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1000
  • Mr. Subhasis Das (CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun), "Methane transformation to higher oxygenates over nanostructured catalysts" in D-406 starts at 1430
  • Ms. Srishti Tiwari (DAA - TIFR, Mumbai), "Modeling gravitational wave signals from compact binaries " in A269 starts at 1600
  • Apr 27, 2018

  • Ms. Kritika Sadh (TIFR), "Ph.D. Thesis Defense" in AG-66 starts at 1100
  • Prof. Hiroshi Ooguri (Caltech), "Constraints on Quantum Gravity (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)" in A 304 starts at 1130
  • Ms. Richa Sharma (Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi), "Computational study of Plasmonic resonances in various nanogeometries" in D-405 starts at 1430
  • Podcast Prof. Wayne Orchiston (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), "The Early History of Indian Radio Astronomy: An International Perspective" in AG-66. starts at 1600
  • Public Lecture: Prof. Hiroshi Ooguri, "The Science of "The Man from the 9 Dimensions"" in Sky Theater, Nehru Planetarium starts at 1800
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    Apr 26, 2018

  • Arindam Khan (Technical University, Germany), "Approximation Algorithms for Multidimensional Packing" in A-201 (STCS Seminar Room) starts at 1000
  • Mr. Subhasis Das (CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun), "Methane transformation to higher oxygenates over nanostructured catalysts" in D-406 starts at 1430
  • Ms. Srishti Tiwari (DAA - TIFR, Mumbai), "Modeling gravitational wave signals from compact binaries " in A269 starts at 1600
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    Apr 27, 2018

  • Ms. Kritika Sadh (TIFR), "Ph.D. Thesis Defense" in AG-66 starts at 1100
  • Prof. Hiroshi Ooguri (Caltech), "Constraints on Quantum Gravity (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)" in A 304 starts at 1130
  • Ms. Richa Sharma (Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi), "Computational study of Plasmonic resonances in various nanogeometries" in D-405 starts at 1430
  • Podcast Prof. Wayne Orchiston (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), "The Early History of Indian Radio Astronomy: An International Perspective" in AG-66. starts at 1600
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    Apr 27, 2018

  • Prof. Hiroshi Ooguri, "The Science of "The Man from the 9 Dimensions"" in Sky Theater, Nehru Planetarium starts at 1800