Thursday, 14/12/2017       

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.

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

Cosmic fireworks: First joint detection of gravitational and electromagnetic waves from colliding neutron stars

Predicting the properties of subatomic particles using large scale computer simulations

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.

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

TIFR's ultrafast laser research on All India Radio

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Dec 13, 2017

  • Prof. Abbas Omar (University of Magdeburg, Germany), "Overview on the Concepts of MIMO, Multiuser MIMO, and Massive MIMO" in AG80 starts at 1000
  • Prof. Jer-Lai Kuo (Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), "Vibrational Anharmonicity and IR Spectra of Hydrogen Bonded Clusters" in AG-66 starts at 1130
  • Ms. Shreenanda Ghosh (Technische Universitat, Dresden, Germany), "Muon spin relaxation studies of Sr2RuO4 under uniaxial pressure" in A304 starts at 1130
  • Mr. Subhrangsu Sarkar (TIFR), "Ph.D. Synopsis Seminar" in D-405 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Manfred Lindner (Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg), "The Search for Dark Matter in the Universe" in AG-66 starts at 1600
  • Public Lecture: Prof. Robert Rosner (William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago), "A Nuclear-Climate Connection?" in  starts at 1730
  • Dec 14, 2017

  • Prof. Frank H. Shu (Academy-Springer Nature Chair Professor and Emeritus University of California at Berkeley, San Diego, USA), "Formation of Sunlike Stars and Planetary Systems " in AG 66 starts at 1000
  • Mr. Shamik Bhattacharjee (TIFR), "Ph.D. Synopsis Seminar" in P-305 starts at 1130
  • Prof. Yoram Dagan (School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel), "On the superconducting and the insulating states of (111) SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interface" in D-405 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Jer-Lai Kuo (Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), "Computational Material Design of Two Dimensional Materials and Their Energy Applications" in B-333 (DBS Seminar Room) starts at 1430
  • Prof. Michel Waldschmidt (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu, France), ""Two invariants related to two conjectures due to Nagata"" in AG-69 starts at 1600
  • Dec 15, 2017

  • Podcast Prof. Vincenzo Piuri (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), "Computational Intelligence for Biometrics" in AG-66. starts at 1430
  • Public Lecture: Prof. Frank Shu (Academy-Springer Nature Chair Professor and University Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley and San Diego), "Two Planets: Challenges of Living and Prospering on Earth and Mars" in Lecture Theatre starts at 1700
  • Podcast Check audio feed

    Dec 14, 2017

  • Prof. Frank H. Shu (Academy-Springer Nature Chair Professor and Emeritus University of California at Berkeley, San Diego, USA), "Formation of Sunlike Stars and Planetary Systems " in AG 66 starts at 1000
  • Mr. Shamik Bhattacharjee (TIFR), "Ph.D. Synopsis Seminar" in P-305 starts at 1130
  • Prof. Yoram Dagan (School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel), "On the superconducting and the insulating states of (111) SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interface" in D-405 starts at 1430
  • Prof. Jer-Lai Kuo (Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), "Computational Material Design of Two Dimensional Materials and Their Energy Applications" in B-333 (DBS Seminar Room) starts at 1430
  • Prof. Michel Waldschmidt (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu, France), ""Two invariants related to two conjectures due to Nagata"" in AG-69 starts at 1600
  • Podcast Check audio feed

    Dec 15, 2017

  • Podcast Prof. Vincenzo Piuri (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), "Computational Intelligence for Biometrics" in AG-66. starts at 1430
  • Podcast Check audio feed

    Podcast Check audio feed

    Dec 13, 2017

  • Prof. Robert Rosner (William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago), "A Nuclear-Climate Connection?" in  starts at 1730
  • Dec 15, 2017

  • Prof. Frank Shu (Academy-Springer Nature Chair Professor and University Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley and San Diego), "Two Planets: Challenges of Living and Prospering on Earth and Mars" in Lecture Theatre starts at 1700