The project


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory, (TIO) is a non-profit organization, created in May 2014 to carry out the construction and subsequent operation phases of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which will be the most advanced and powerful ground-based telescope in history and the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the Northern hemisphere. The project has 8 partners from different parts of the world, who enrich the organization:


California Institute of Technology


The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a small, independent university that offers instruction in science and engineering for a student body of 900 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. With an outstanding faculty, Caltech is one of the world’s major research centers, focusing on those areas in which it has the faculty and facilities to excel. Since 1923, Caltech faculty and alumni have garnered 32 Nobel Prizes and five Crafoord Prizes. Forty-nine alumni and faculty have been awarded the National Medal of Science, and 10 faculty and alumni have received the National Medal of Technology.



Department of Science and Technology, India

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. Co-funding is provided by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


For more information check the TMT international website here





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