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identified as Mohinder Pal(35) is a trader from Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district. now a cosmologist at Princ eton,industry people and the ISRO, he added The Pune chapter of NSS will be officially launched on March 10 NSS is headquartered in Washington DC and is an international nonprofiteducational and scientific organisation specialising in space advocacy It has a strong network of 50 chapters in the US and other parts of the globe with a membership base of over 12000 space enthusiasts NaikSandeep JoshiMD of Guardian Educationwhich is the official ambassador of NASA’s ‘Space Camp’ at the US Space and Rocket Center and also for Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Leena BokilHoneywell Educator and Alumna – NASAhave come together to form Pune chapter of NSS This will be only second branch of the NSS in Indiafirst being in Kolkata “The NSS will arrange seminars on various space related subjects and tours to ISRO besides being a bridge between ISRO and entrepreneurs” said Joshi “The membership will be given at three levels – studentsteachers and entrepreneurs” he said Dr S Satishdirector Publications and PRISRO will deliver a lecture on the topic – ‘India’s Space Programme – from Church at Thumba to Chandrayaan’ on the occasion of inauguration of the NSS Pune chapter “This will be followed by an audio-video presentation on the ‘Global Space Scenario’by Dr Suresh Naik” said Bokil Both these presentations will take place on March 10 at Garware College Auditorium at 4:30pm Entry will be given on the first come first basis For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe night before the second leg the club of my life too whose report on refugees and migrants laid the basis for the summit document so the agreement now says children should seldom But Trump’s bareknuckle style has also kept dissent in check000 signatures then withKane Williamson; the fact wasn’t lost on them that their batting order is Published Date: Jan 06 2018 00:36:17 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed "I know Neymar well and know he loves this kind of game "Kylian is an adorable guy 2012 2:28 am Related News In order to make the system more transparent under the National Rural Health Mission in scam-hit Uttar Pradeshand We suspect one of the five arrested could be involved in the theft We will interrogate them strictly said Katargam police inspector A R Chaudhary For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News "There’s no reason why not in the United Nations it’s up to the 15-member Security Council which must recommend a candidate to the 193-member General Assembly for its approval and quite surely won’t be the lastTrump had praised Sessions The handshake chain is a set piece of gatherings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was supposed to cross his arms and join hands with the men on either side of him they spotted an unlikely Indian name behind the restoration of a Charlie Chaplin classics name behind itWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 19senior police inspector of Malwani police station 3-6 4-1 with a shoulder injury Shortly after a July 2016 trip Page "sent an email to at least one Trump campaign aide describing insights he had after conversations with government officials blacks and non-landowners They still read stories of the Wild West Dr Amardeep Singh Bains The action of the resident doctors is unwarranted and without any basis For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News BhagwanienthusiasticHrithik has come out of the surgery stronger than ever beforeHrithik The latest data raise the estimated number of arrivals to 20 as well as the uninterrupted flow of refugees who continue to arriveWritten by Reuters | London | Published: September 8 2013 12:25 pm Related News Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes to try to kick their habit are at least as likely to succeed in quitting or cutting down as users of nicotine patchesaccording to research published on Sunday In a first-of-its-kind studyresearchers compared electronicor e-cigaretteswith the more standard nicotine replacement therapy patches They found levels of success were comparablewith e-cigarettes – whose effects are a subject of intense debate among health experts – more likely to help smokers who fail to quit cut the amount of tobacco they use Some experts fear e-cigarettes may be a “gateway” to nicotine addiction and tobacco smokingwhile others view them as the most useful method yet of cutting back and helping would-be quitters While the argument rumbles onsmoking continues to kill half of all those who indulge in it Tobacco is responsible for 6 million deaths a year and the World Health Organisation estimate that number could rise beyond 8 million by 2030 As well as causing lung cancer and other chronic respiratory conditionssmoking is also a major contributor to cardiovascular diseasesthe world’s number-one killer ‘USEFUL WEAPON’ The studypublished in The Lancet medical journal and presented at a conference in Spainwas the first to assess whether e-cigarettes are more or less effective than nicotine patches – already recognised as useful in helping people quit “While our results don’t show any clear-cut differences… in terms of quit success after six monthsit certainly seems that e-cigarettes were more effective in helping smokers who didn’t quit to cut down” said Chris Bullen of New Zealand’s University of Aucklandwho led the study “It’s also interesting that the people who took part in our study seemed to be much more enthusiastic about e-cigarettes than patchesas evidenced by the far greater proportion of people… who said they’d recommend them to family or friends” Bullen’s research team recruited 657 smokers who wanted to quit smoking and divided them into three groups They gave 292 of them 13 weeks’ supply of commercially available e-cigaretteseach of which contained around 16mg of nicotine The same number of participants got 13 weeks of nicotine patchesand the remaining 73 got placebo e-cigarettes containing no nicotine At the end of the six-month study57 percent of participants had managed to completely stop smoking for that period Bullen said that while the proportion of participants who quit was highest in the e-cigarettes group – at 73 percent compared to 58 percent on nicotine patches and 41 percent on placebo – the differences were not statistically significantso the results were that the two products were comparable The study also found that among those who had not managed to quitcigarette consumption was markedly more reduced in the nicotine e-cigarettes groupcompared to both other groups Some 57 percent of people using e-cigarettes had cut their daily number of cigarettes smoked by at least half after six monthscompared to just over 40 percent of the patches group Ann McNeilla professor of tobacco addiction at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College Londonsaid the findings should persuade health experts to embrace e-cigarettes as a useful weapon in the battle against smoking “Electronic cigarettes are the most exciting new development in tobacco control over the last few decades as we have witnessed a rapid uptake of these much less harmful products by smokers” she said in an emailed comment “The popularity of e-cigarettes suggests that we now have a product that can compete with cigarettesthus heralding the first real possibility that cigarette smoking could be phased out” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNearly 50 years ago Rainer Weiss dreamed up a way to detect gravitational waves—infinitesimal ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein’s theory of gravity general relativity Last September that dream came true as 1000 physicists working with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) two huge detectors in Livingston Louisiana and Hanford Washington sensed a pulse of waves radiated by two massive black holes as they spiraled into each other a billion light-years away The discovery makes Weiss a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge a sure bet to win a Nobel Prize his peers say Weiss 83 acknowledges the prospect with some apprehension “It will fuck me up for a year” he predicts as he nimbly steers his silver Volkswagen Beetle ragtop through Cambridge traffic “That’s what it did to John Mather” The line is vintage “Rai” his friends will tell you: blunt irreverent funny and impatient with anything that gets in the way of his work By any measure Weiss has led an extraordinary life Born in 1932 in Berlin he and his family fled the Nazis He grew up in New York City on Manhattan’s Upper West Side a street-smart kid with a gift for tinkering who built and sold his own high fidelity (hi-fi) systems As an MIT undergrad Weiss flunked out and he later struggled to get tenure there Still he established himself as a leading physicist and worked for more than 40 years on LIGO one of the most audacious experiments ever attempted He works on it even now “He’s the best person I know with a soldering iron” says David Shoemaker a LIGO physicist at MIT Shoemaker adds that Weiss’s foremost quality is empathy A college dropout Shoemaker credits Weiss with getting him into graduate school at MIT without an undergraduate degree “He sought ways to bring out the best in me” Shoemaker says “He also took a rather irregular path and I think because of that and just his nature he is really interested in helping people” Weiss is also known for speaking his mind “He is absolutely 100% committed to honesty both in his physics and in life” says Peter Saulson a LIGO physicist at Syracuse University in New York who worked with Weiss at MIT in the 1980s Dirk Muehlner a retired physicist in Alamo California and one of Weiss’s early graduate students shares that sentiment “He’s totally honest There’s no bullshitting for Rai There’s no performance” People say ‘I failed out of college My life is over’ Well it’s not over Rainer Weiss Yet getting a fix on Weiss isn’t easy An inveterate storyteller he has clearly told his tales many times smoothing the edges and burnishing the details As he conjures up his past little clues—loose threads differing versions—suggest he’s not quite an open book In fact for Weiss storytelling itself seems to serve some more subtle purpose In his modest office at MIT on the second floor of a brick building resembling an old warehouse Weiss settles behind a small wooden desk with a gaping hole in the top Before the advent of flat-panel displays Weiss took a saw to the desk so that he could tilt back bulky computer monitors In a staccato New York accent he tells his tale Rainer Weiss was born of a tryst between Frederick Weiss a neurologist and scion of a wealthy German-Jewish family and Gertrude Loesner a stage and radio actress While Gertrude was pregnant Frederick an ardent Communist got into trouble by testifying in court against an incompetent Nazi doctor The Nazis abducted him and Gertrude’s family had to pull strings to get him released The couple who wed in 1933 soon fled to Prague then in Czechoslovakia where Weiss’s sister was born in 1937 Weiss says he was a happy headstrong child “I was probably an egotistical little bastard” he says The family soon had to flee again when UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed an accord ceding parts of Czechoslovakia to Germany They heard the news on the night of 30 September 1938 while on vacation in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia As Chamberlain’s address blared from the hotel’s massive radio 6-year-old Rainer stared in fascination at the glowing array of vacuum tubes inside the cabinet The hotel emptied overnight as people fled to Prague The family immigrated to New York City in January 1939 2 months before Hitler’s Wehrmacht rolled into Prague “It was a miracle” Weiss says Unable to pass the medical board exams because of the language barrier Frederick set up a practice as a counselor and eventually became a noted psychoanalyst Gertrude worked in department stores as a housekeeper and at odd jobs It was an unhappy household “My father was a dictator in the true German sense” Weiss says “He suppressed my mother” Both parents blamed Hitler for their marriage he says Weiss says he grew up in an environment of benign neglect “My parents were singularly uninterested in me” he says “My father was too self-centered and too busy with his own practice to pay a lot of attention to me and my mother was probably deflected more by my sister” He attended the prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on a scholarship—“My mother went over and pleaded for them to take me” Weiss says—but he sometimes cut classes and teachers compared him unfavorably with his older schoolmate Murray Gell-Mann who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969 As a teenager Weiss developed two passions: classical music and electronics Snapping up army surplus parts he repaired radios out of his bedroom He even made a deal with the local toughs: If they left him alone as he lugged radios to and from the subway he’d fix theirs for free “They would steal things and I would have to fix them” he says “It wasn’t a good deal” Weiss’s sister playwright Sybille Pearson confirms that Weiss spent as much time as possible out of the unhappy home But as the only son he was still something of a prince in his family she says For example whenever the family moved to a new apartment Weiss got the biggest bedroom to himself she recalls “He was adored” Nor was he a laggard at school Pearson says “He was bright and interested in everything and very smart” Michael Wallach Weiss’s classmate at Columbia Grammar agrees “Rai’s scientific abilities were widely recognized at school” says Wallach a psychologist retired from Duke University in Durham North Carolina although he adds that Weiss really was a street-smart kid and once broke his leg in some sort of a tangle If Weiss did cut classes it wasn’t to hang out on the corner says his son Benjamin Weiss a historian and curator at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts “He was going to piano recitals at Town Hall” At the same time Benjamin speculates Weiss was drawn to tinkering partly as a reaction to his family’s cerebral atmosphere “This is a German-refugee kid with very self-consciously cultured parents and he’s rebelling against them by doing things with his hands” Benjamin says “But he’s surely not rejecting doing things with his head” If Weiss skipped cheerfully through his youth he stumbled in early adulthood He applied to MIT to study electrical engineering so that he could solve a problem in hi-fi—how to suppress the hiss made by the shellac records of the day But electrical engineering courses disappointed him as they focused more on power plants than on hi-fi So Weiss switched to physics—the major that had he says the fewest requirements Then in his junior year Weiss flunked out of school entirely He fell for a woman he met on a ferry from Nantucket to Boston “She taught me about folk dancing and playing the piano” he says Weiss followed her when she moved to Evanston Illinois abandoning his classes in midterm But the affair fizzled “I fell in love and went crazy” he says “and of course she couldn’t stand to be around a crazy man” Weiss returned to MIT hoping to take his finals only to find he’d flunked out Weiss says he was unfazed “People say ‘I failed out of college My life is over’ Well it’s not over It depends on what you do with it” He took a job as a technician in MIT’s legendary Building 20 a temporary structure erected during the war working for Jerrold Zacharias who studied beams of atoms and molecules with light and microwaves and developed the first commercial atomic clock Under Zacharias’s tutelage Weiss finished his bachelor’s degree in 1955 and earned his PhD in 1962 Other physicists say Zacharias’s approach to research—using high-precision measurements to probe fundamental physics— inspired Weiss’s But Weiss says he owes Zacharias a larger personal debt “He got me back into school then he got me into graduate school all with a very bad record” he says “I think that extends all the way up to tenure” A photograph of Zacharias hangs on Weiss’s office wall After a postdoc at Princeton University developing experimental tests of gravity under physicist Robert Dicke Weiss returned to MIT in 1964 As a junior faculty member he says he published little and didn’t worry about advancing his career MIT’s Shoemaker says Weiss probably got tenure only for his teaching—and wouldn’t get it today Bernard Burke an emeritus physicist at MIT agrees that early on Weiss was a “happy gadgeteer” who “wasn’t likely to get tenure unless he did something that did something” But Burke says Weiss soon turned things around Burke suggested that Weiss turn his attention from gravity to measurements of so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation an all-pervading fuzz of radio waves that had been discovered in 1965 and that had been tentatively identified as the afterglow of the big bang stretched to longer cooler wavelengths by the unrelenting expansion of the universe In the late 1960s that connection remained tenuous however Radiation from the big bang should have a “thermal spectrum” with a lopsided peak indicating the radiation’s temperature At long wavelengths several groups had observed a climbing spectrum consistent with a temperature of 3°C above absolute zero But in 1968 rocket measurements found high amounts of shorter wavelength radiation that clashed with a thermal spectrum and threatened the big bang hypothesis In the 1970s Rainer Weiss made his name studying the cosmic microwave background with balloons Massachusetts Institute of Technology To probe the matter Weiss and his graduate student Muehlner built a device that would fly on a weather balloon and measure the microwave spectrum to shorter wavelengths In 1973 after three flights and a rebuild they had solid data that fit a thermal spectrum and for the first time revealed the telltale peak “It completely destroyed the rocket result” Burke says “Among those interested in the microwave background [Weiss] was suddenly one of their stars” Robert Birgeneau chancellor emeritus at the University of California Berkeley who was at MIT from 1975 to 2000 says that Weiss’s work won respect within the MIT physics department too “He liked to have the affectation of going to a working-class bar and stuff like that” Birgeneau says But “people looked up to him broadly at MIT They respected his passion and his courage in going after really important physics” The CMB study not only secured tenure for Weiss but also propelled him to a leading role in the broader scientific community In 1976 NASA began work on its Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite and the project’s scientific working group elected Weiss chair Launched in 1989 COBE measured the spectrum of the microwaves with exquisite precision proving beyond doubt that the CMB has a thermal spectrum It also sensed tiny 1-part-in-100000 variations in the CMB’s temperature from point to point on the sky—traces of infinitesimal quantum fluctuations in the newborn universe that are essential to the standard model of cosmology In 2006 Americans John Mather and George Smoot shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for respectively measuring the spectrum and detecting the fluctuations Some physicists say Weiss should have shared that award “It was a near miss” Syracuse’s Saulson says Nevertheless Weiss’s contributions to COBE show he excelled in a role for which he says he’s badly suited: leader of a large scientific effort “He’s a good collaborator” says Mather who works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland “He’s also good at deciding who should do what and making sure that people get the credit they deserve” Long before COBE during his wayward untenured days Weiss hatched the idea that would become LIGO In the late 1960s the MIT physics department asked him to teach a graduate course on general relativity “I couldn’t tell them that I didn’t know any general relativity” he says So striving to stay one step ahead of his students Weiss focused on experimental tests of gravity Weiss’s students asked him to discuss experiments in which Joseph Weber an engineer at the University of Maryland College Park was trying to detect gravitational waves using aluminum cylinders the size of a footlocker General relativity states that massive objects—such as two black holes—spiraling together should radiate ripples in spacetime Weber argued that those ripples— gravitational waves—would stretch his cylinders and make them vibrate like tuning forks In 1969 he would claim a discovery of the waves which others couldn’t reproduce Weiss couldn’t grasp Weber’s method so he invented his own based on an L-shaped device called an interferometer It splits a laser beam and sends the two beams down perpendicular “arms” The beams reflect off mirrors and race back to the beam splitter If the arms are precisely the same length the light waves return in sync and recombine so that light flows back toward the laser But if the arms differ by a sliver of the light’s wavelength then the out-of-kilter overlap sends some light leaking out a perpendicular “dark port” Weiss realized that output could reveal a passing gravitational wave which generally would stretch the arms by different amounts He let the class chew on the idea in homework and wrote a 23-page report in the quarterly newsletter of MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics LIGO sprouted from that document Rainer Weiss in his lab in MIT’s Building 20 in the late 1970s working on radiation detectors called bolometers Massachusetts Institute of Technology Weiss insists the concept of an interferometric detector was already “floating around” But others say he was the first to spell out that the detector would have to be kilometers long and to describe how to deal with the various types of noise—from seismic vibrations to the pinging of individual photons on the mirrors—that could drown out the elusive waves Making the experiment a reality required mind-boggling technological feats The twin LIGO interferometers have arms 4 kilometers long To detect a gravitational wave physicists must compare the arms’ lengths to within 1/10000 the width of a proton Approval to build the $300 million project did not come until 1994 22 years later (see sidebar p 534) In the meantime Weiss became a fixture in Building 20 identifiable by the corncob pipes he smoked until he suffered a mild heart attack in 1995 He would work until 2 am,” in part because researchers “will have no way to know when such activities may resume.Verma, Memorial Hockey The team of Sports Authority of India (SAI), 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