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Indian Astronomers joined hands with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate

Published on November 12, 2020
Current Context: Indian astronomers have collaborated with Prof.Andrea Ghez, who is 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate.
Indian Astronomers joined hands with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate
  • They have joined hands to design the back-end instruments and study possible science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
  • The TMT is considered to be extremely large telescope (ELT) which will be installed at Maunakea on the island of Hawaii. 
  • Basically, the TMT project is an international collaborative project of CalTech, Universities of California, Canada, Japan, China, and India.
  • This project aims to revolutionize the understanding of the universe and the enigmas in it.
  • Name of Indian astronomers who collaborated with Prof. Andrea Ghez are: Dr Annapurni Subramanium, Director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) and Dr Shashi Bhushan Pandey, a scientist at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).


Q.1 Indian astronomers collaborated with which Nobel Laureate to collaboratively work for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project?
a. Jennifer Doudna
b. Roger Penrose
c. Prof.Andrea Ghez
d. Michael Houghton

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