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Considered as the Father of the Indian Space Program, Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was born on 12th August 1919 to Ambalal Sarabhai and Sarala Sarabhai. After matriculating from the Gujarat College, he cleared the Intermediate Science Examination and moved to London. He joined St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. Due to the problems of Second World War he returned to India and joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This innovator got married to the famous [...]

One of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 jointly with the nuclear astrophysicist W.A. Fowler. Born on October 19, 1910 in Lahore, his father was an officer in the Indian Audits and Accounts Department while the famous scientists Sir C.V. Raman was his uncle. He had his education at home till the age of 12 and started his school education in 1922 at [...]

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) is an Indian mathematician who is known for his extraordinary work in the field of Mathematics. His research work was ahead of his time, despite receiving no formal training in maths. In the beginning years, he developed his theories in isolation. He contributed to number of theories, mathematical analysis, continued fractions, infinite series and even to solutions of problems that were considered unsolvable. His genius was recognised during his school days as [...]

Noted scientist and the first Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar was born on February 21, 1894 in Shahpur, in present-day Pakistan. His father passed away when he was only eight months old. Thereafter his maternal grandfather took him under his care. Under the tutelage of his grandfather, who was an engineer by profession, young Shanti Swaroop developed a liking for science, engineering and poetry. After completing his [...]

Satyendra Nath Bose, also known as S.N Bose, is a contemporary of Einstein, is best known for his work on quantum physics in 1920. The physicist specialized in mathematical physics which was then in its infancy. He worked with Einstein and their work lead to the concept of Bose-Einstein statistics in particle physics and later a theory -the Bose Einstein condensate- about a fifth state of matter( a super fluid). His work and theory was [...]