Satyendra Nath Bose

1894 - 1974

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Satyendra Nath Bose (; 1 January 1894 – 4 February 1974) was an Indian mathematician and physicist specializing in theoretical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, in developing the foundation for Bose statistics and the theory of the Bose condensate. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1954 by the Government of India.The class of particles that obey Bose statistics, bosons, was named after Bose by Paul Dirac.A polymath, he had a wide range of interests in varied fields, including physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, philosophy, arts, literature, and music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Satyendra Nath Bose has received more than 2,375,343 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Satyendra Nath Bose is the 182nd most popular physicist (up from 231st in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from India (up from 83rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Physicist.

Satyendra Nath Bose was most famous for his work in quantum mechanics, specifically the Bose-Einstein statistics.

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Among physicists, Satyendra Nath Bose ranks 182 out of 721Before him are Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Alexander Prokhorov, Donald A. Glaser, and Osborne Reynolds. After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, Leon M. Lederman, Roy J. Glauber, Joseph Rotblat, and Polykarp Kusch.

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Among people born in 1894, Satyendra Nath Bose ranks 31Before him are Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Nebe, Pyotr Kapitsa, Kiichiro Toyoda, Otto Grotewohl, and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. After him are Wilhelm Bittrich, Norman Rockwell, Alexander Oparin, Paul Blobel, Percy Spencer, and Fyodor Tolbukhin. Among people deceased in 1974, Satyendra Nath Bose ranks 25Before him are Julius Evola, Otto Strasser, Miguel Ángel Asturias, David Oistrakh, Louis Kahn, and Peng Dehuai. After him are Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Marcel Pagnol, and Nikolai Kuznetsov.

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Among people born in India, Satyendra Nath Bose ranks 76 out of 1,227Before him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Rajiv Gandhi (1944). After him are Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Vyasa (-390), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486).


Among physicists born in India, Satyendra Nath Bose ranks 2Before him are C. V. Raman (1888). After him are Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Anna Mani (1918), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), Jayant Narlikar (1938), Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), Tom Kibble (1932), Raja Ramanna (1925), Abhay Ashtekar (1949), and Udupi Ramachandra Rao (1932).