India scientists win Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Q. Which country’s scientists in the team detected gravitational waves for the first time from Asia?- Published on 05 May 16
c. Sri Lanka
PM Modi congratulated the Indian scientists who along with their team detected the gravitational waves for the first time, for being the recipients of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
- The US $3 million award will be shared between the three founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) who will share US $ 1 million amongst and the remaining US $2 million will be divided among 1012 contributors
- Scientists belonging to 9 institutes in the country are among the recipients of the award namely Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune; International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore; Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai,RRCAT, Indore; Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar Ahmedabad Gujarat; Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; IISER-TVM, CET Campus, Trivandrum Kerala; IISER-Kolkata, Mohanpur, West Bengal