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Centre for Detector & Related Software Technology

The “Centre for Detector and Related Software Technology”, from its inception on 27-Jan-1989, has been contributing significantly in the field of Experimental High Energy Physics.

The Centre has been actively involved in the cutting edge research in High Energy Physics through following activities:

  • International collaborations on High Energy Physics Experiments, like Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC, CERN, Switzerland and D0 at Fermilab, USA.
  • Extra Mural Research Grants for facilitating research through the faculty members involved with the Centre, both through Mega Projects and International Bilateral Projects.
  • Collaborate with Institutes of National Importance, like TIFR, BARC SINP, IISc, IIT-Madras, Panjab University, etc.  on various high energy physics projects.
  • Establish and support facilities for detector design, fabrication, characterization, and associated electronics.  
  • Participation in the advanced detectors R&D for challenging requirements of the  future Nuclear, Particle, Astrophysics and Medical fields.
  • Develop human resources, by providing facilities to the PhD research scholars, MSc and BSc dissertation students, Internships from various other universities and hiring JRF/SRF/RA etc. in Research projects.
  • Organize conferences of national and international importance.

  • Founding Director: Prof. R. K. Shivpuri, 1990s -2010
  • Prof. Kirti Ranjan: 2010 – present

Faculty members, who, along with their Ph.D. students are availing the facilities of the Centre

  • Prof. Brajesh C. Choudhary, Department of Physics and Astrophysics
  • Dr. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Department of Physics and Astrophysics
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar, Department of Physics and Astrophysics
  • Dr. Md. Naimuddin, Department of Physics and Astrophysics

Some major achievements of the Centre includes:

    • Participation of the faculty members in the Higgs boson discovery in 2012, which resulted in the Nobel Prize for Physics to Peter Higgs and Englert Francois in 2013.

    • It successfully collaborated with BARC and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to deliver more than 1000 good-quality state-of-the-art silicon sensors to the CMS Experiment, between 2002-2006.

    • There are more than 900 publications in peer-reviewed Journals. One of the paper on Higgs boson is published in Science (Science  21 Dec 2012: Vol. 338, Issue 6114, pp. 1569-1575; DOI: 10.1126/science.1230816), and another paper on Higgs boson (Physics Letters B, Volume 716, Issue 1, 17 September 2012, Pages 30–61) has more than 4000 citations, as per Scopus.

    • About 26 Ph.D.s, already awarded under the Directors of this Centre. Further, More than 15 others are already availing the facilities of the Centre for their Ph.D. work.

    • Research Grants, to the tune of more than Rs 17 crore, till date.

    • Participation in data analysis of the CMS and D0 experiments, through the computing facility. Further, it has a high-bandwidth network together with a computing cluster for accessing the data generated at the LHC.