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Satyendra Nath Bose
সত্যেন্দ্র নাথ বসু
Satyendra Nath Bose in 1925
|Died||4 February 1974
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
|Known for||Bose–Einstein condensate
Fellow of the Royal Society
|Fields||Physics and Mathematics|
|Institutions||University of Calcutta and University of Dhaka|
Professor Satyendra Nath Bose (1 January 1894 – 4 February 1974) was an Indian mathematician and physicist. He is noted for work with Albert Einstein in developing a theory about the gas-like properties of electromagnetic radiation, among other things. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, which laid down the basics for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. The boson, a kind of particle of matter, is named in his honor. He was a member of the Royal Society and was awarded India's second highest civilian award called the Padma Vibhushan in 1954.
Bose’s works contributed to many concepts such as statistical mechanics, the electromagnetic properties of the ionosphere, the theories of X-ray crystallography and thermoluminescence, and unified field theory. His work also led Einstein to seek him out to work alongside him.
Bose was interested in many subjects including physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, philosophy, arts, literature and music. He worked on many research and development projects for India.
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Velocity-distribution data of a gas of rubidium atoms, confirming the discovery of a new phase of matter, the Bose–Einstein condensate. Left: just before the appearance of a Bose–Einstein condensate. Center: just after the appearance of the condensate. Right: after further evaporation, leaving a sample of nearly pure condensate.
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