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Bhabha, Homi Jehangir

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Physicists

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1909 - Born on the 30th of October in Bombay, India.

        - Studied at the Elphinstone College and the Royal Institute of Science.

1925 - He passed the Senior Cambridge Examination when he was 16 and went to Cambridge to study mechanical engineering.

1934 - Received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

1940 - At the behest of C.V. Raman, director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Bhabha joined the institute as a reader in physics.

1941 - Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 20th of March.

1945 - Helped with funds from JRD Tata, he established the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay.

1948 - Established the Atomic Energy Commission of India.

1955 - He represented India in International Atomic Energy Forums.

1960-1963 - President of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

1966 - Homi Jehangir Bhabha died on 24th of January in an air crash.

 

 

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