National Science Day 2020 | All you Need To know
I was going through this book called “A Brief History of Time” by the very renowned and respected Dr. Stephen Hawking and every single word in the book left me shocked to the deep core as how major role Science plays in our lives and how less we have known about it. A major relevance of how far we are for the stars and an almost same distance are we from the electrons was a pretty amazing part that we have all studied, but never thoroughly studied it.
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India is among the few countries that gave birth of some exceptional brains and change makers that gave the world a new face of how we are living today. From Aryabhatt and his observations about the universe and discovery of pie, to our beloved Ex. President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, we are living under the shade of massive mathematicians and scientist who were not only a mark of excellence over the entire humanity, but also are inspirations of uncountable new minds and inventions.
On the occasion of National Science Day, we commemorate the honorary Sir CV Raman for his remarkable discovery of the “Raman Effect” and granting India the highest award in the field of Physics – The Noble Prize in 1930. Raman Effect – Which typically observes the behavior of light scattering due to collision of light with molecules present in space opened new door in the Field of Physics.
What here I believe is that where one side our country was fighting for Freedom, these heroes were their writing a different story of our country in the history. We are independent today, have resources like Internet what not to analyze the smallest change taking place just at a hand distance. And at the time when there was scarcity of probably everything, Light, Technology, and more importantly knowledge, these Heroes sat there in another universe writing a very different story.
Today, on behalf of National Science Day, I have listed down some of the Globally recognized Scientists and their achievements!
- Sir C.V. Raman – Sir C.V. Raman won the highest honour – The Noble Prize in the filed of Physics for his observation on the scattering of light. Born in Tiruchirapalli in 1888, Raman was the first Non-white and Asian to achieve the Noble Prize which is still a big achievement for the entire nation. Before dying, Sir Raman told his students – “Do not allow the journals of the Academy to die, for they are sensitive indicators of the quality of science being done in the country and whether science is taking root in it or not.”
- Homi J. Bhabha – The Founder of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Homi J. Bhabha was an Indian Nuclear Scientist whom was born in Bombay in 1909 and is widely reognised for his role in Quantum Theory. During the fight for Freedom, Bhabha convinved Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to build the ambitious nuclear programme. He is the father of the Indian Nuclear Power. His death in a plane crash is often assumed as the involvement of CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to handicap the Nuclear Revolution that was taking up the entire world!
- Venkatraman Radhakrishnan – Born in the suburd of Chennai in 1929, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan was a globally renowned space scientist and one of the faces that emerged high in NASA and Space Research. An Internationally acclaimed Astrophysicts, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan was known for his fabrication and design of Ultralight Aircraft and Sailboats.
- Chandrasekhar – The Nephew of CV Raman and another star who won the Noble Prize of Physics in 1983 from India for his work and mathematical theory of Black holes, S. Chandrasekhar is one of the most celebrated name in the field of Sciences. Chandrasekhar Limit is named after this exceptional mind.
- Ramanujam – We know him as “The Man who knew Infinity”, literally a man who knew what is beyond our limits. S. Ramanujam a born Indian Mathematician who used to practice his theories on the floor of temples brought the revolutionary change in the field of science by his contributions to mathematical analysis, Number Theory, Infinite Series and Continued Fractions.