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Meghnad Saha: Work, life, and times

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 ( continue reading… )