Budget cut may delay mega science projects

A drastic cut in India’s science budget is likely to delay implementation of several mega projects that would have allowed researchers to join hands with scientists and engineers from abroad to create world-class facilities for exploring frontier areas of science. These international mega-science projects range from Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) in Tamil Nadu and Square kilometre Array (SKA) in Australia to Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Germany. India will also be partnering in Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) and Laser Interferometer Gravity Observatory (LIGO) whereas the ongoing collaboration on high-energy physics at CERN, near Geneva, one of the outcomes of which was the discovery of Higgs Boson, would continue in full flow.

Source: Deccan Herald

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