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Indian Ambassador Visits Darmstadt to Further Indian-German Scientific Cooperation

May 13th, 2014
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News from Berlin – The Indian Ambassador to Germany visited Darmstadt last week to inform himself on the progress of the construction of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe (FAIR). The Republic of India is the third largest partner in this facility, contributing 36 million euros to the construction and holding 3.5 percent of the current FAIR GmbH shares.

Indian scientists will be engaged in building detectors for the major experimental programs of FAIR, i.e. NUSTAR , CBM and PANDA. Another area of significant participation is building equipment to be used at the heart of the FAIR accelerator. So far, 73 senior scientists from more than 20 research institutes have been involved with FAIR, making this one of the largest projects in Indian-German Cooperation. It is expected that this facility will be fully operational in about six years.

Scientific exchanges between India and Germany date back five decades. However, a broad and intensive R&D collaboration has developed only during the past 30 years. At present, India is a priority partner for Germany in Asia. Science and Technology Cooperation (STC) is one of the important strategic goals for future Indian-German relations. An Indian-German Commission on Science and Technology, which meets every 18 months alternately in India and Germany, coordinates the Indian-German cooperation in science and technology research.

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