The history of India has always been a witness, to scientific discoveries. The search from zero to decimal in the discoveries of our Indian country speaks volumes about the proud history of the country. There were so many scientists, in India who are very famous for their discoveries.
Today, we will talk about some modern scientists of India
1. Dr. Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu. Later he studied Physics and Engineering at Madras Engineering College. He has been the eleventh President of India.
He has been a non-political person. Yet, due to his miraculous performance, in the world of science, he was so popular, that the country raised his head on the forehead and placed him in the highest position. Dr. Kalam is also known as the ‘Missile Man of India’. He wrote more than 30 books in his career.
2. C. V. Raman
Sir CV Raman, the first Asian and black physicist to receive the Nobel Prize for the scattering of light and the discovery of the Raman effect, is considered the great scientist of modern India.
February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect‘ by Raman’. He was the first to discover the harmonic nature of the tabla and mridangam. CV Raman became the first Indian scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Science.
3. Homi Jahangir Bhabha
India’s great nuclear scientist, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, was born on 30 October 1909 in a prosperous Parsi family in Mumbai. He is called the father of India’s nuclear energy program.
The multi-talented doctor Bhabha was called, by Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman the Leonardo da Vinci of India. Bhabha was not only a great scientist but he was deeply interested in classical, music, dance, and painting and was also well versed in these arts.
4. Jagdish Chandra Bose
The great scientist Jagadish Chandra Basu was the first to prove that plants also have feelings. Jagdish Chandra Bose’s name is one of those rare scientists who were rich in versatility.
He was a scientist who had a deep knowledge of physics, biology, botany, and archaeology. Apart from working on the radio and microwave waves, he also made many important inventions in botany.
5. Vikram Sarabhai
Vikram Sarabhai was the first to understand the need for space research in India and helped develop nuclear power. In view of the scientific work of Vikram Sarabhai, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 1966.
In 1962, he was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award. He was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1972. Dr. Sarabhai was known as the father of the Indian space program
Dr. Sarabhai was a wonderful combination of a pioneering scientist, a visionary, an industrial manager, and an imaginary builder of institutions for the economic, educational, and social upliftment of the country. He had a unique understanding of economics and management skills.
6. Srinivasa Ramanujan
Ramanujan is counted among the greatest mathematical thinkers of modern times. He did not receive any special training in mathematics, yet he made extensive contributions in the areas of analysis and number theory.
Srinivasa not only made wonderful inventions, in the field of mathematics, with his talent and dedication but also gave India incomparable pride. He was called a “ Natural Genius”. Coming from a very simple family, the whole world is impressed by Ramanujan’s skills.
7. M Visvesvaraya
Sir M. Visvesvaraya was a sharp-minded engineer, politician, and the Diwan of Mysore. Visvesvaraya is called the father of India’s technology. During his engineering studies, he had to go through so many difficult situations but he never got disappointed.
He has been a great engineer, scientist, and nation builder of his time. He conducted many schemes for social development, enforced freedom of the press, and emphasized industrialization.
8. Meghnad Saha
Meghnad Saha was a famous Indian astronomer. He gave the Saha equation which is quite famous. This equation explains the physical and chemical state of stars. One of the discoveries of Meghnad Saha is the Ionization Formula.
This formula is able, to give astronomers information, about the internal temperature and pressure of the Sun and other stars. A famous astronomer has called this discovery the 12th major discovery of astronomy.
9. Satyendra Nath Bose
Satyendra Nath Bose has a different position in the world of science. Bose has made a special contribution, to advance the field of quantum mechanics in theoretical physics.
He did important work in the field of physics and mathematics. Keeping in mind his outstanding achievement, the Government of India honored him with Padma Bhushan.
10. S. Chandrashekar
Subramanian Chandrasekhar was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He did commendable work in astronomy, physics, and applied mathematics. The journey of Chandrasekhar’s life and career was not easy
Under his guidance and supervision, about 50 students did their Ph.D. Professor S Chandrasekhar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research and work relating to the structure and evolution of stars. Chandrashekhar was a great scientist, a skilled teacher, and a scholar of a high order.