• Odia scientist does what Einstein did not hope to achieve

    From --- -.dotat@21:1/5 to Dr. Jai Maharaj on Tue Jun 20 22:02:20 2017
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    On Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:30:56 GMT, alt.fan.jai-maharaj@googlegroups.com
    (Dr. Jai Maharaj) wrote:

    Odia scientist does what Einstein did not hope to achieve

    By Hemant Kumar Rout, Express News Service
    The New Indian Express, newindianexpress.com
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    [Caption] Kailash Chandra Sahu

    Bhuvaneshwar: In a revolutionary breakthrough in the
    field of gravitational deflection, a group of astronomers
    led by Odia scientist Kailash Chandra Sahu has
    successfully validated Albert Einstein's general theory
    of relativity by measuring mass of an isolate object in
    the galaxy.

    Though Einstein had provided first evidence of the theory
    using the effect of the deflection of light from a
    background star by the gravitational field of the Sun, he
    was then pessimistic about its real time application and
    maintained that there is no hope to observe the
    phenomenon directly.

    The scientists and researchers from the US-based Space
    Telescope Science Institute (STSI) have finally been able
    to see this asymmetric phenomenon in action in a star
    other than Sun by using the superior angular resolution
    of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

    Sahu and his team applied the concept to a white dwarf
    Stein 2051 B which crossed close in front of a more
    distant normal star. They measured the tiny shifts in the
    apparent position of the background star through
    astrometric micro-lensing with the help of HST. The
    apparent motion matched the prediction of general
    relativity and it helped them determine the mass of the
    white dwarf. A native of nondescript coastal village
    Bellagam in Ganjam district, Sahu (57), fondly known as
    planet hunter, was a gold medalist in Physics from
    Berhampur University in 1977.

    He did his PhD in Astronomy from Gujarat University in
    1985 and researched at Institute of Astrophysics in Paris
    and Spain before joining STSI in 1995. The noted
    scientist was the youngest among his five brothers.

    One of Sahu's favourite works was to search for exo-
    planets in the galactic bulge through a large HST
    programme Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet
    Search (SWEEPS). The programme involved monitoring of
    about 300,000 stars towards the galactic bulge using an
    advanced camera system on board HST, to search for
    transiting extra-solar planets. This led to the discovery
    of 16 planets, including five ultra-short-period planets
    in 2006.

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