INGA is a collaborative research endeavour since 2001 By the nuclear physics groups from universities and Institutes across the country.
The response of fluid bodies to rotational stress provides a crucial framework to investigate widely different physical systems encountered in astrophysics, biophysics, nuclear physics, etc.
INGA is a powerful “femtoscope” for the study of structure of atomic nuclei
at high spins. Tha nuclei ate prepared in excited states ( with 102l rotations per second) using energetic beams from the heavy ion accelerators.
The fast rotating state decays to the ground state, through the intermediate excited states, emitting copious gamma rays that are measured by the
INGA detectors. By casting the nuclei to various shapes and studying their decays, the emergent properties of complex nuclear many-body system are elucidated.
The INGA facility moves between the three heavy ion accelerator centers at Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata for experiments.
INGA provides opportunities for young investigators to work on state of the art radiation detection, fast signal processing and data analysis.