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India to Join Global High-End Scientific Club Soon
Jan 14, 2015

India now on a threshold to join the global high-end scientific Neutrino club and its way has been cleared with the Union Cabinet clearing the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).

  • Cabinet Committee on Security had cleared the project on December 26 last year, at an investment of Rs. 1,500 crores.

  • It will be funded jointly by Department of Science and Technology and Atomic Energy, while the Infrastructure will be creatted with the help of Tamil Nadu government.

  • India will also seek international participation in the project, so that it turns out to be an international hub for high-end research like the CERN in Geneva.

  • Indian participation in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project will continue.

Highlights of the Project


The underground project will come up near Pottipuram village in Theni district on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border.

It will comprise a complex of caverns–the main cavern, which will house the current detector will be 130 meters long, 26 meters wide and 30 meter high.

There will be two smaller caverns to be used for setting up experiments for neutrino double detector and dark matters.

The complex will be approached by a 2-kms long tunnel.

The Inter Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics will come up in Madurai, about 110 kilometers from the Observatory.

 


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