Posts Tagged ‘colonial science’

September 1, 2018 0

Meghnad Saha: Work, life, and times

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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 […]

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October 25, 2017 0

Google’s thoughtless doodle on Nain Singh, the 19th century camouflaged trans-Himalayan explorer

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  As a gimmick, Google temporarily amends its logo to commemorate events, anniversaries, and the like. It calls the  altered image a doodle, Google must have a research team at work to identify country-specific dates. It must also have at hand the services of a powerful public relations network, because a new doodle invariably becomes […]

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June 11, 2013 0

Professor Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863-1948): A scientific biography

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Rajesh Kochhar Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali 140306, Punjab Send me an e-mail if you wish to receive  the pdf file. Physics News 2013, Vol.43, No. 1 (Jan.) pp.19-35 Professor Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863-1948) whose 150th birth anniversary falls this year was the first Indian officer in the India Meteorological Department (1885-1887) […]

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