50 Timeless Scientists (Google eBook)

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Pustak Mahal, Jan 1, 2008 - Scientists - 191 pages
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Here we have scientists who missed Nobel Prize and those whom Nobel missed. - A Nobel Prize awarded to Pauling was branded as an insult! But he is the only one to receive two unshared Nobels. - Bardeen returned to Swedish king for another Nobel as if to fulfill earlier promise. - Ironically an Agricultural Scientist received a Nobel Peace Prize. Yes! What is peace without food? - An anguished Barbara Mc Clintock refused to publish her papers, but Nobel committee discovered her. - Then we have scientists who received awards in prison cells, scientists who made discoveries in the prison cells. - Tesla was thrown out of his labs, cheated by another great man but his alternating current runs our homes now. - Carlson went from pillar to post with his photocopy machine and it is now the Xerox. - Townes had a revelation for LASER on a park bench. - When Maiman made it practical, a Hollywood actress, Bette Davis wondered if it is a death Ray. - Medicines from Jenner, Pasteur and the like consigned some diseases to history. - If only Subba Rao had lived a few years more, he would have killed some more diseases. - A trio of scientists transformed the twentieth century by inventing the transistor. - To top it, a scientist who was not allowed to go on a holiday invented the microchip. - New York Times reversed its ridicule ladled out on a rocket scientist after 40 years only after man landed on the moon. - A school techer testified in the court to save his old student, Fansworth for his rightful invention, the television. - Davy openly declared his student as his greatest discovery, Michael Faraday! You have them all! Biographies that educate and entertain too!!
  

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Contents

Amar Bose Bose Systems
9
Aryabhatta Mathematician and Astronomer
13
Barbara Mc Clintock Genius Genetist
16
Benjamin Peary Paul Father of Roses
20
Bhaskaracharya Mathematician and Astrologer
23
N R Rao Material Chemist
27
R Rao Rao Theorems
31
Charles Goodyear Vulcanisation
34
Nikola Tesla Alternating Current
104
Norman Borlaug Agricultural Scientist
108
P C Mahalanobis Mahalanobis Distance
112
Philo Farnsworth Electronic Television
115
Raja Ramanna Nuclear Physicist
119
Robert H Goddard Rocket Pioneer
123
Robert Noyce Integrated Circuit
127
Ronald Ross Malaria Cure
130

Charles H Townes Laser
38
Charles Kettering Automobile Inventions
41
Chestor Carlson Photocopy Machine
44
E C G Sudarshan Tachyons
48
Edward Jenner Vaccination
52
Felix Hoffman Aspirin and Heroin
55
Howard Florey Production of Penicillin
58
Humphrey Davy Davy Lamp
62
J B S Haldane Haldanes Principle
65
Jack Kilby Integrated Circuit
69
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar Astrophysicist
73
John Bardeen Transistor
76
Jonas Salk Polio vaccine
80
Linus Pauling Chemical Bond
84
Louis Jean Pasteur Pasteurisation
88
S Swaminathan Father of Green Revolution
92
Meghnad Saha Saha Equation
97
Niels Bohr Bohrs Model
100
S Chandrasekhar Chandrasekhar Limit
134
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Magneto Chemistry
138
Sigmund Freud Father of Psychoanalysis
142
Sushruta First Cosmetic Surgeon
145
Albert Szent Gyorgyi Vitamin C
149
Theodore H Maiman Practical Laser
152
Tim BernersLee Internet
156
K Vainu Bappu Astronomer
159
Varahamihira Mathematician and Astrologer
162
Vikram Sarabhai Space Scientist
165
Walter Brattain Transistor
169
Washington Carver Agriculture Scientist
173
William Shockley Transistor
177
Wilson Greatbatch Implantable Heart Pacemaker
181
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli Paulis Principle
185
Yellapragada Subba Rao Auromycin and Hetrazan
188
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