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Meghnad Saha: Work, life, and times

Posted in Blogs (Articles) on September 1st, 2018 by Rajesh Kochhar – Be the first to comment

Calcutta-based Meghnad Saha (1893-1955) set out his theory to explain stellar spectra in a number of papers published in British journals  during 1920-1921. The work was immediately recognized as laying the foundation of quantitative astrophysics.

History chooses the hour; and the hour produces the hero. The only surprise was that the hour was seized not by any established research centre in the West but by a far-off Calcutta which was nowhere on the world research map.

Though Saha and SN Bose (of Bose-Einstein statistics) were part of the British Empire, professionally they were children of Germany.

 

 

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