Ministries & Departments

Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru

Raman Research Institute (RRI) is an autonomous Research Institute engaged in research in basic sciences. In 1972, the RRI was restructured to become an aided autonomous research institute receiving funds from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. RRI fosters basic research in astronomy and astrophysics, light and matter physics, soft condensed matter and theoretical physics. The research activities include work in chemistry, liquid crystals, physics in biology, and signal processing, imaging & instrumentation. Some of the recent highlights of output include the design and development of high-speed ADC-FPGA units as digital receivers for radio astronomy and commencing the operation of the Murchison wide-field array (MWA) to collect relevant data. An X-ray polarimeter has been developed in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization along with a Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC). One of the payloads of the ASTROSAT - a satellite mission of ISRO for multi-wave length astronomy, a Quantum Information and Computing lab and a Brain-computer interface lab have also been established.

Research Areas: Physical Sciences, Astronomy & Space Sciences

Ministries: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Contact Name: S. Sridhar, Director (Additional Charge)

Contact Address: Raman Research Institute (RRI), C. V. Raman Avenue, Sadashiva Nagar, Bengaluru - 560080, India

Contact Phone: 080 –23610122, 080 –23611012


Fax: 080 - 23610492

State: Karnataka

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