Homi J. Bhabha

1909 - 1966

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Homi Jehangir Bhabha, (30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Colloquially known as "Father of the Indian nuclear programme", Bhabha was also the founding director of the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) which is now named the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in his honour. TIFR and AEET were the cornerstone of Indian development of nuclear weapons which Bhabha also supervised as director.Homi Bhabha was awarded the Adams Prize (1942) and Padma Bhushan (1954). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Homi J. Bhabha has received more than 4,493,649 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Homi J. Bhabha is the 414th most popular physicist (down from 369th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from India (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Physicist.

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Among physicists, Homi J. Bhabha ranks 414 out of 717Before him are Carlo Matteucci, Louis Harold Gray, Samuel Goudsmit, Auguste Bravais, Douglas Hofstadter, and Erich Hückel. After him are Federico Faggin, Yoshio Nishina, Meghnad Saha, Vladimir Fock, John C. Mather, and Heinrich Barkhausen.

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Among people born in 1909, Homi J. Bhabha ranks 123Before him are Kató Lomb, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Attilio Demaría, Harro Schulze-Boysen, Dean Rusk, and David Frankfurter. After him are Ben Webster, Olga Rubtsova, Barry Goldwater, Max Baer, Héctor José Cámpora, and Miklós Radnóti. Among people deceased in 1966, Homi J. Bhabha ranks 87Before him are Wieland Wagner, Otto von Knobelsdorff, Venceslau Brás, Väinö Tanner, J. F. C. Fuller, and Philipp Frank. After him are Arthur Percival, Nikolay Cherkasov, Camilo Torres Restrepo, John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Alfred P. Sloan, and Gaspar Cassadó.

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Among people born in India, Homi J. Bhabha ranks 284 out of 1,493Before him are Amrapali (-450), Skandagupta (500), Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Bhavabhuti (null), Mahadev Govind Ranade (1842), and Jim Corbett (1875). After him are Pulakeshin II (610), T. H. White (1906), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Asha Bhosle (1933), Lindsay Anderson (1923), and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900).


Among physicists born in India, Homi J. Bhabha ranks 5Before him are C. V. Raman (1888), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), and Anna Mani (1918). After him are Jayant Narlikar (1938), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), Tom Kibble (1932), Raja Ramanna (1925), Narinder Singh Kapany (1926), and Abhay Ashtekar (1949).