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S. K. Mitra
Haringhata Ionosphere Field Station was installed and the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics founded in Calcutta...
Born in: Kolkata > India
Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon
Menon conducted studies on cosmic rays at high altitudes over India close to the geomagnetic equator and at great depth below the ground at the Kolar gold mines...
Born in: Mangalore > India
Pokhran nuclear test was Ramanna's idea. Dynamite is generally used to dig canals and reservoirs, clear space for dams and harbours and even to make underground storehouses for nuclear wastes...
Born in: Tumkur > India
Homi Jahangir Bhabha
Bhabha encouraged research in electronics, space science, radio astronomy and microbiology. Telescope at Ootacamund is one of his creations...
Born in: Mumbai > India
Jagadish Chandra Bose
An Indian polymath: a physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction...
Born in: Bikrampur > Bangladesh
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
According to Narlikar, a 'black hole' can absorb tachyons and reduce its own surface area...
Born in: Kolhapur > India
This God seemed rather kindly and absentminded, as a matter of fact. Physics was freer, and we too are freer, in the Einstein universe. Which is where we live...
Born in: Ulm > Germany
Vikram A. Sarabhai
Sarabhai realized that the study of cosmic rays would help in understanding terrestrial magnetism and atmosphere, nature of sun and outer space...
Born in: Ahmedabad
Gopalasamudram Narayana Ramachandran
He was the first to propose a triple-helical model for the structure of collagen...
Born in: Chennai > India
Sir C. V. Raman
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Roman was one of the greatest scientists of India and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his outstanding discovery in Physics...
Born in: Tiruchirapalli > India