Research

Search for Nano-Hertz Gravitational Waves

The Indian Pulsar Timing Array is an experiment aimed at detection of Gravitational waves (GWs) in the sub-microHertz frequency range by observing an ensemble of millisecond pulsars (MSPs). GWs from both the stochastic GW background as well as the individual sources like supermassive black hole binaries (SMBHBs) leave an imprint on the time-of-arrival (TOA) of the pulsed emission from MSPs, which could be detected with high precision due to the clock-like stability of these pulsars.

Current Working Groups

These are sub-teams that specalise in handling a particular set of objectives.

  • Observations
  • Backup and Data reduction
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • Cyber Infrastructure
  • Instrumentation
  • Diversity and Equity

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