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26. Scientists of India (contd)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Franklins's biography in which he described famous kite experiment to know the nature of lightening. In 1888 returned from Edinburgh after getting D. Sc. He got lectureship at Presidency College in Calcuta. He was founder of Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical Works and is recognised as the father of Indian Chemical Industry. The first product he produced was phosphate of Soda, a medicine. He produced mercurous nitrate in 1896 and several of its derivatives. Although the industry he had established was earning lacs of rupees, he lived like a hermit. He wrote a book, "The History of Hindu Chemistry." Died in 1944.

14. D. N. Wadia - Born an Oct. 25, 1883 at Surat in Gujarat. After passing M. Sc. in Biology and Geology from Baroda college, he joined Prince of Wales College, Jammu. Here he became interested in the Himalayan rocks and made important contributions in the study of geology of the Himalayas. He not only gave the mechanism of their formation and growth, but tried to explain the various puzzling features in their structures e.g. actuate hairpin bend in the eastern Himalayas. He was elected fellow of Royal Society, the only Indian Geologist so far to be given this honour.

15. Ramanujam - (Shri Niwas Ramanujam)- Born at Erode in Tamil Nadu on Dec. 22, 1887 From early childhood it was evident that he was a prodigy. At the age of 13, Ramanujam was able to get Lony's trigonometry from the college library. Not only did he mastered this difficult book but also began his own research. Ramanujam secured a first class in mathematics in  matriculation and was awarded Subramanyam Scholarship, but he failed twice in his first year examination in college, as he neglected other subjects. Although did not have qualifying degree, yet was elected a Fellow of Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He worked with great mathematicians, G. H. Hardy and J. E. Little Wood at Cambridge. His major achievements at Cambridge were Hardy-Ramanujam-Little Wood Circle Method in number theory, Roger-Ramanujam identities in partition of integers, a long list of highest composite numbers, besides work on the number theory and the algebra of inequalities. Died at an early age of 33 on April 26,1920.

16. Chandra Shekhar Venkat Raman - Born on Nov. 7, 1888 at Thiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. He was initially interested in acoustics and studied how bowed string instruments like the Violin

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