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Famous Indian Scientist

Science is an inevitable part of life. Science plays an integral role in our day-to-day lives. From Vedic period, India have a rich history of geniuses and scientists whose work in the different fields of science and technology to improve the human life. Inventions and discoveries made by Indian Scientist made a great impact in society. Here is the list of such scientist with their works.

Famous Indian Scientist
Name Fields Work Period
Varāhamihira Polymath Varahamihira's most notable work is Brihat Samhita. The book includes wide range of subjects like architecture, planetary motions, eclipses, astrology, seasons, cloud formation, rainfall, agriculture, mathematics and many other topics. Around 500 CE
Bhāskara II Mathematician, Astronomer He has been called the greatest mathematician of medieval India. His main work Siddhānta Shiromani. The four sections of the book deal with arithmetic, algebra, mathematics of the planets, and spheres respectively. 1114 AD - 1185 AD
Brahmagupta Mathematician, Astronomer He wrote four books about astronomy and mathematics. He is the author of Brahmasphutasiddhanta. Brahmagupta was the first to give rules to compute with zero. 598 CE - 668 CE
C. V. Raman Physicist  He made ground breaking works in the field of light scattering. In 1930, he was awarded with Nobel Prize in Physics for Raman Effect. He is the first Indian to receive Nobel Prize in any branch of science. 7th November 1888 – 21st November 1970
Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician He was one of India's greatest mathematical geniuses. He contributes to the theory of numbers include pioneering discoveries of the properties of the partition function. 22nd December 1887 – 26th April 1920
Homi Jehangir Bhabha  Nuclear physicist He is best known as the chief architect of the Indian atomic energy program. He is also known as "father of the Indian nuclear programme". 30th October 1909 - 24th January 1966
Meghnad Saha Astrophysicist  He had developed the Saha equation, which explains chemical and physical conditions in stars. 6th October 1893 – 16th February 1956

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