Author: S AnanthanarayananPublisher: Penguin/PuffinYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 138ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143335596
Icons brings you the stories of the men and women who have changed the face of India as we know it. By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the ten stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes.Icons from the World of Science brings together the life stories of ten remarkable men whose discoveries and theories changed the course of science in their time.J C BOSE, whose work on electromagnetic waves anticipated the discovery of wireless telegraphySRINIVASA RAMANUJAN, one of mathematics most brilliant minds C V RAMAN, India’s first Nobel Laureate for scienceS N BOSE, based on whose work Einstein developed some of his own theoriesMEGHNAD SAHA, who developed a formula to understand how the atmosphere of the sun behavesS CHANDRASEKHAR, the Noble laureate who anticipated the existence of black holesHOMI BHABHA, who dreamt of nuclear capability for a newly independent nationHARGOBIND KHORANA, who started the process of mapping he human genomeE C GEORGE SUDARSHAN, who did path-breaking wok in the field of nuclear physicsJAYANT NARLIKAR, astrophysicist and thinker who made science accessible to the laymanFilled with scientific facts and ideas explained in simple language with diagrams and picture, this book is a must for all those who want to know about some of the brightest stars in the world of science.
Preface J C BoseSrinivasa RamanujanC V RamanS N BoseMeghnad SahaS ChandrasekharHomi BhabhaHargobind KhoranaEC George SudarshanJayant Narlikar