A month after the discovery of gravitational waves, a memorandum of understanding for building a state-of-the-art LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) project in the country, was signed between the National Science Foundation U.S.A. and India’s Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology. LIGO-India will collaborate with the LIGO Laboratory in the U.S. run by Caltech and MIT.
A Joint Oversight Group with scientists from National Science Foundation, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology for better coordination of the project will also be formed.
The site for setting up the laboratory in India will be decided by April 10. The project will facilitate scientists and engineers to dig deeper into the realm of gravitational waves and take global leadership in this new astronomical frontier, reports Silicon India News.