India in FAIR

The Republic of India signed the FAIR convention on 4 October 2010 in Wiesbaden, Germany, and declared its contribution to the FAIR construction to be 36 M Euro and 3,5 percent of the current FAIR GmbH shares.

Indian Researchers, under the guidance of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, have been working since 2005 in identifying the areas of participation both in experiments and accelerator components. The participation in experiments is guided mostly by the extensions of the similar ongoing programmes where Indian researchers are engaged over the decades both inside the country and abroad.

Indian scientists will be engaged in building detectors for the major experimental programmes of FAIR, i.e. NUSTAR (Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions), CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) and PANDA (Antiproton Anihilation at Darmstadt). Another area of major participation is building equipment to be used at the heart of the FAIR accelerator.

Indian representatives to FAIR:

Prof. Sibaji Raha, Bose Institute, Kolkata
- Delegate to the FAIR Council

Prof. Bikash Sinha
, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center
- Delegate to the FAIR Council

Dr. Praveer Asthana
, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
- Administrative and Finance Committee of FAIR (AFC)

Prof. Rakesh Bhandari, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center
- FAIR In-kind Review Board (IKRB)
- Assistant to the IKRB Chair
- FAIR Machine Advisory Committee (MAC)

Dr. Subhasis Chattopdhyay
, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center
- Programme-Director, Indo-FAIR Co-ordination Centre (IFCC) at Bose-Institute, the centre co-ordinating FAIR related activities in India
- Advisor to the Indian delegates of Administrative and Finance Committee of FAIR (AFC)

Rajachandran Madhan, Embassy of India, Berlin
- Advisor to the Indian delegates of Administrative and Finance Committee of FAIR (AFC)
- Advisor to the Indian delegates of FAIR Council


Dr. Subhasis Chattopadhyay
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC)
1/AF, Bidhannagar
Kolkata, India
Phone: +91 33 2358 7814
E-Mail: sub(at)

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