LIGO project is a great example of India-US ties: PM Modi

Washington DC, Apr. 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project as a great example of India-US scientific collaboration and said the success of the same could well inspire an entire young generation of Indian scientists.

“Insightful interaction with scientists from LIGO, including 3 young Indian scientists who worked on LIGO project,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi, who met a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Washington DC.

“LIGO project is a great example of India-USA ties & will surely inspire several young science enthusiasts in India. http://n-m4.in/1MWlDYe,” he said in another tweet.

He urged the Indian scientists, who are part of the LIGO project, to interact with Indian students and visit Indian universities as much as possible.

The team, which was led by the Director of the National Science Foundation Dr. France Cordova, included three young Indian scientists who have worked on the LIGO project.

Dr. Cordova explained how India was extremely important for the future of the LIGO project.

The Prime Minister’s meeting with the LIGO scientists in Washington DC comes just two days after he met scientists from the Institute of Plasma Research in New Delhi, who are also working on the LIGO project.

Prime Minister Modi also witnessed the exchange of an MoU on the establishment of Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. (ANI)

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