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Paths of Innovators, Volume II
 
R Parthasarathy
Price : ₹ 650.00
ISBN : 978-81-7371-751-2
Language : English
Pages : 544
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 158 x 240 mm
Year : 2012
Series :
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
 
 
About the Book

This is the second volume of a set of two volumes. It comprises a collection of scientists’ lives, their struggles, their achievements and their laurels. The scientists have been grouped under five disciplines—Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Sciences. The reader meets people from various backgrounds—those with insufficient schooling, those with little money, those born into aristocracy, those with science in their blood, those battling with grave illnesses, those who moved from one discipline to another (as different as possible from each other); ultimately culminating in path-breaking scientific discoveries. The aim of these brief biographical sketches is to inspire a wider audience to take up the noble pursuit of pure sciences.

Table of Contents

Engineering
Ampere, Andre Marie
Benz, Karl
Bessemer, Henry
Bhabha, Homi
Bosch, Carl
Cayley, George
Cockcroft, John
Daimler, Gottlieb
De Laval, Gustav
Francis, James
Grove, Andrew
Guillemin, Ernst
Kaplan, Victor
Kelly, William
Khosla, A. N.
Korolov, Sergi
Lienthal, Otto
Mond, Ludwig
Morse, Samuel
Otto, Nikolous
Parsons, Charles
Pelton, Lester
Prandtl, Ludwig
Reynolds, Osborne
Sarabhai, Vikram
Seshu, Sundaram
Sperry, Elmer
Tata, J. R. D.
Vishveshwaraya, M.
Von Bekesy, Georg
Westinghouse, George
Wheatstone, Charles
Wollaston, William
Wright, Orville
Wright, Wilbur

Physics
Blackett, P.M.S.
Blau, Mariette
Bose, J.C.
Bose, S.N.
Boyle, Robert
Brewster, David
Claussius, Rudolf
Compton, Arthur
Curie, Pierre
de Broglie, Louis
Ehrenfest, Paul
Franck, James
Gabor, Dennis
Geiger, Hans
Hahn, Otto
Herzberg, Gerad
Hess, Victor
Kilby, Jack
Kramers, Hendrik
Krishnan, K.S.
Landau, Lev
Lawrence, Ernest
Lenard, Philip
Lenz, Henirich
Lorentz, Hendrik
Meitner, Lise
Michelson, Albert
Mosley, Henry
Neel, Louis
Oppenheimer, Robert
Rabi, I.I.
Rayleigh, Lord
Rotblat, Joesph
Saha, M.N.
Schrodinger, Erwin
Seaborg, Gleen T.
Smith, George
Sommerfeld, Arnold
Stern, Otto
Szilard, Leo
Weber, Wilhelm
Wilson, C.T.R.

Mathematics
Bolyai, Janos
Bolyai, Wolfgang
Carbano, Gerolomo
Cayley, Arthur
Chebyshev, Pafulty
D’ Alembert, Jean
de Moivre, Abraham
De Morgan, Ausustus
Dirichlet, Peter
Galileo, Galilei
Green, George
Hamilton, William
Hermite Charles
Hubble, Edwin 
Jacobi, Carl
Klein, Felix
Kronecker, Leopold
Lefschetz, Solomon
Legendre, A.M.
Louisville, Joseph
Lyapunov, Alexander
Mahalanobis, P.C.
Moebius, August
Monge, Gaspard 
Nash, John
Pierce, Charles
Pluecker, Julius
Poisson, Simon
Ranganathan, S.R.
Steiner, Jakob
Sylvester, James
Taylor, Brook
Von Neumann, John
Weierstrass, Karl
Whitehead, A.N.

Chemistry
Curie, Marie
Davy, Humphry
Debye, Peter
Fischer, Emil
Ghosh, J.C.
Gibbs,Willard
Haber, Fritz
Klaproth, Martin
Kopp, Hermann
Le Chatlier, Henry
Lewis, G.N.
Meyer, Victor
Mitscherlich, Eilhard
Nernst, Walther
Nobel, Alfred
Ostwald, Wilhelm
Pauling, Linus
Priestley, Joseph
Ray, Acharya P.C
Seshadri, T.R.
Soddy, Frederick
Urey, Harold
Van’t Hoff, Jacobus
Venkataraman, K.

Life Science
Banting, Frederick
Eijkman, Christian
Elion, Gertrude
Eysenek, Hans
Fleming, Alexander
Franklin, Rosalind
Hopkins, Frederik
Huxley, Thomas
Jenner, Edward
Koch, Robert
Landsteiner, Karl
Laveran, Alphonse
Linneaus, Carl
Lister, Joseph
Manson, Patrick
McClintock, Barbara
Mendel, Gregor
Pasteur, Louis
Perutz, Max
Ross, Ronald
Row, Y. Subba
Sahni, Birbal
Salk, Jonas
Sircar, Mahendralal

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Dr R Parthasarathy graduated in Physics from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli. He obtained his Engineering degree (D.I.I.Sc) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and his Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee).

He has served as a faculty member of Electrical Engineering departments in premier technical universities in the country such as the University of Roorkee, College of Engineering, Guindy and IIT Madras and has several papers in international journals to his credit. He has contributed over 200 articles in The Hindu in the field of engineering, science and technology.
Experts Say

In science, a spectacular achievement is remembered but the foundation on which the achievement was based is often forgotten; Dr Parthasarathy reminds us of this basic fact. The scientists selected by the author span several centuries and almost all the persons who laid the foundation of modern science and built its edifice are there. This is a store-house of information, there is almost nothing in it, which is not interesting.

—R Chidambaram (Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India and DAE–Homi Bhabha Professor).
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