GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Homi Bhabha Fellowship

Why We Need To Thank Homi Bhabha for India's Role In The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Bhabha's legacy in 21st century India is well captured in the LIGO detection paper, "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger", which has over 30 Indian researchers. The LIGO scientific collaboration gratefully acknowledges the role of these Indian funding agencies, which Bhabha charted within just 25 years of his active role in India. Another critical contribution of Bhabha to modern India was the inclusion of the term "scientific temper" in our Constitution.