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P.C. Mahalanobis (1893 – 1972 )

P.C. Mahalanobis (1893 - 1972 ) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was a great scientist and applied statistician. He is famous for the ‘Mahalanobis Distance’, a statistical measure. He did pioneering work on anthropometric variation in India. Professor Mahalanobis made valuable contributions to the development of statistical science in...

Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867)

Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was a scientist, chemist, physicist and philosopher who greatly contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include that of the Magnetic Field, Induction, Diamagnetism and...

MEGHNAD SAHA (1893 – 1956 )

MEGHNAD SAHA (1893 – 1956 ) MEGHNAD SAHA was a great Indian scientist. He made remarkable contribution to the field of Astrophysics. He put forward an “ionization formula” which explained the presence of the spectral lines. Meghnad Saha belonged to a poor family and struggled to rise...

Madame Marie Cruie (1867-1934)

Madame Marie Cruie (1867-1934) Madame Marie Cruie was a French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, first in physics and second in chemistry. She was also...

M.K. VAINU BAPPU ( 1927-1982 )

M.K. VAINU BAPPU ( 1927-1982 ) Manali Kallat VAINU BAPPU was a great astronomer and president of the International Astronomical Union. Being one of the greatest astronomers of India, Vainu has contributed much to the revival of optical astronomy in Independent India. Vainu was born on August 10,...

Lord Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

Lord Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) Ernest Rutherford was born on August 30, 1871 in the southern island of Nelson, in New Zealand. His parents belonged to the Scottish farming community of England and had migrated to New Zealand in 1842. They were cultured and well educated. In 1889, Ernest won...

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan is a famous scientist who worked in the fields of number theory and summability and also was a most successful editor of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society. He was a founder faculty of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of...

Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan (KSK) 1898-1961

Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan (KSK) 1898-1961 Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan, generally known as K. S. Krishnan and KSK. Mostly he is known as co-discoverer of the famous Raman Effect, a discovery which brought the first and till date the only Nobel Prize in Science to India. The Prize was awarded to Krishnan’s...

John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird The inventor of the television, John Logie Baird was born on August 13, 1888, at a hamlet Helensburgh, Dunbarton, near Glasgow, Scotland. Son of a Scottish engineer, he became the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion. The Youngest in the...

Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630)

Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) Johannes Kepler, a mathematician, astronomer and astrologer was born on December 27, 1571 at Wiel der Stadt, Wurtemberg, Germany. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and...

James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831- 5 November 1879)

James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831- 5 November 1879) James Clerk Maxwell The pioneer of electromagnetism and contributor to the kinetic theory of gases James Clerk Maxwell, was born on November 13, 1831 at Edinburgh, Scotland. He was from a rich, famous and landowning family. This family...

Jagdish Chandra Bose (1858 – 1937)

Jagdish Chandra Bose (1858 - 1937) Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, generally known as J.C. Bose, occupies a unique position in the history of modern Indian science. He is regarded as India’s first modern scientist. Jagdish Chandra Bose was an Indian physicist who pioneered the investigation of radio...

J Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967)

J Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) J Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in New York on April 22, 1904. His parents, Julius S. Oppenheimer, a wealthy German textile merchant, and Ella Friedman, an...

Irving Langmuir (1881 – 1957)

Irving Langmuir (1881 – 1957) Irving Langmuir was born on Jan. 31, 1881 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. His elder brother Arthur played an important role in Irving’s progress. When Irving was nine years old, to sustain his interest in science, Arthur thought of setting up a small laboratory...

Homi J. Bhabha (1909 – 1966 )

Homi J. Bhabha (1909 - 1966 ) Homi J. Bhabha was the eminent scientist who played a key role in the development of the Indian atomic energy program. He is aslo considered as the father of India's nuclear program. He was born on October 30, 1909 in a Parsi...

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857 – 1894)

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857 – 1894) Heinrich Rudolph Hertz was born on February 22, 1857, in a well-to-do family in Hamburg, Germany. His parents began his education with the intention of shaping his career in architecture and engineering. But soon they realized his interest in pure science...

Harish Chandra (1923-1983)

Harish Chandra (1923-1983) Dr. Harish Chandra was one of the outstanding mathematicians of his generation, an algebraist and analyst, and one of those responsible for Transforming Infinite dimensional group re-presentation theory from a modest topic on the periphery of mathematics and physics into a major field central...

Georg Simon Ohm (16 March 1789 – 6 July 1854)

Georg Simon Ohm (16 March 1789 – 6 July 1854) Georg Simon Ohm was born in South-Eastern Germany on March 16, 1787. His father was a locksmith who also manufactured and repaired guns. Since generations his family was involved in the business and his father inherited the...

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen (1845 – 1923)

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen (1845 – 1923) Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen, the man who discovered X-rays, was born on March 27, 1845 in Lennep, in the state of Prussia. His father was a German farmer and his mother was Dutch. He took primary education in Holland and for university education...

G. N. Ramachandran (1922 – 2001)

G. N. Ramachandran (1922 - 2001) G. N. Ramachandran was one of those scientists who have made India proud by their research. His full name was Gopalasamudram Narayana Iyer Ramachandran. He was the first person to propose a triple-helical model for the structure of collagen. He also made...