Five Indian Scientists Who Remain in the Twilight
Friday, 17 August 2018, 17:45 IST
By Srrayvinya OLM, Content Writer, Siliconindia
Science is one of the fundamental parts of every days life. In this article, we will discuss 5 great scientists in Indian History with their biography, photos and will let you know their intentions and dedication toward science and What were the contributions of Indian scientists in physics?
Beholding greatest inventions and discoveries of the world, India demarcates as the kernel of sharp-minded intellects like Sir C.V.Raman, Srinivasa Ramanujam, Aryabhata, Vikram Sarabhai, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and many more, who contributed volumes for the upliftment of humanity. The pursuit of inventing a product or technology or software is certainly a mammoth task entailing vital phases like precursor, invention, development, maturity, false pretenders, obsolescence and antiquity, each having its own significance. Despite making great strides in each of these phases with incredible masterpieces that revolutionized the world, many scientists from India have gone unrecognized due to a plethora of reasons. Get inspired by reading the rest of this article that brings the hardships and marvels of few Indian scientists whose names were lost amidst the obscurity to the limelight.
Here is the list of 5 Indian scientists who achieved global recognition
1. Narinder Singh Kapany - The Father of Fibre Optics
Without Narinder Singh Kapany, an Indian-born American physicist, the world would not have witnessed internet or laser surgeries or high-speed communications. The father of Fibre Optics, Kapany unveiled the first actual fiber optical cable in 1952 based on the world-famous physicist –John Tyndall’s experiments post his demonstrations on the ability of light to travel in bent glass fibers. In fact, he was the first person to even coin the term ‘Fibre Optics’ which appeared in his famous article on fiber optics in Scientific American in 1960. The world of high-speed communications is reaping huge profits for many decades due to this mastermind who published 100+ scientific papers and four books on optoelectronics. Not just high-speed communications, but Kapany has set high benchmarks with the advent of high-speed internet and also medical imaging ranging from optical fiber cable networks, endoscopy to laser surgery. With the startling event of Charles Kao bagging the Nobel Prize in 2009 for the discovery of Fibre Optics, Kapany’s groundbreaking research was left unnoticed and never fetched him the Nobel as well as the accolades he rightfully deserved.