|Title:||Indian Participation in the Thirty Meter Telescope Project: Impact and Current Status|
|Speaker:||Padmakar Parihar (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore)|
|Date:||Thursday, 18 August 2016|
|Time:||11:00 - 12:00|
India is one of the partners building the world’s second largest telescope, which is expected to see the first light sometime in 2025. As an in-kind contribution, India need to provide several critical subsystems, including the whole telescope and observatory control software for the TMT project. In my talk I will briefly present the progress made toward Indian contribution to TMT as well as how participation in this mega project is impacting the astronomical community of India.