Successful test flight of the Space Exploration Capsule of M/s Halo Space (Spain) from TIFR Balloon Facility, Hyderabad

A plastic balloon designed and fabricated at TIFR Balloon Facility having a volume of 286,652 cubic metres was launched on 7th December 2022 at 0545 hrs (IST) from TIFR Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, with the unmanned HALO Space Exploration Capsule weighing ~620 kg as suspended payload along with telemetry and tele-command packages for two-way communication between the ground station and the capsule and a GPS module for live tracking of the Space [...]

SINGLET EXCITON FISSION in Organic Materials

Multiexciton generation in organic materials promises to overhaul the technology of organic photovoltaics by amplifying the quantum yield of charge generation. A collaborative study led by scientists at TIFR Mumbai, JNU New Delhi and IACS Kolkata have shown that organic chromophores which do not energetically satisfy the multi-exciton generation condition can still be coaxed to carry high quantum yield energy harvesting by chemically synthesizing [...]

New research discovers link between disparate approaches to quantum gravity

A new study by researchers from the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) discovers a unifying thread in two approaches to quantum gravity that were previously believed to be separate. The study also elucidates a remarkable theoretical prediction: when both quantum mechanical and gravitational effects are important, it is impossible to confine information to a finite region [...]

Condition for Neutrino Oscillation Instability in Stars

Neutrinos are tiny elementary particles. These particles, which come in three flavors, have the unusual ability to periodically change their flavor from one to another via neutrino oscillations. Inside dense stars, the amplitude of these oscillations can grow exponentially with time. Scientists from TIFR Mumbai have discovered the condition for such instabilities. The research was published in Physical Review Letters.

Probing dark matter using gravitational waves

One of the biggest puzzles in modern cosmology is the existence of dark matter, which constitutes most of the matter in the universe. Recent research by an international team of researchers has used gravitational waves to probe the nature of dark matter. This work was published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.