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Indian Academy of Sciences

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"The Academy, founded in 1934, aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. Major activities include publication of scientific journals and special volumes, organizing meetings of the Fellowship and discussions on important topics, recognizing scientific talent, improvement of science education and taking up other issues of concern to the scientific community."

Official Website:
http://www.ias.ac.in/

Location:
Bangalore, India

Founding Date:
1934

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
J. C. Bose
Botanist
30-Nov-1858 23-Nov-1937 Plant physiology
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Jacques-Salomon Hadamard
Mathematician
8-Dec-1865 17-Oct-1963 Prime number theorem
Gerhard Herzberg
Physicist
25-Dec-1904 3-Mar-1999 Molecular spectroscopy
Antony Hewish
Astronomer
11-May-1924   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Jaroslav Heyrovsky
Chemist
20-Dec-1890 27-Mar-1967 Polarography
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Pyotr Kapitsa
Physicist
8-Jul-1894 8-Apr-1984 Discovered superfluidity
Paul Karrer
Chemist
21-Apr-1889 18-Jun-1971 Synthesized vitamins A, B2, E, and K
Jean-Marie Lehn
Chemist
30-Sep-1939   Synthesis of molecules
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Ilya Prigogine
Chemist
25-Jan-1917 28-May-2003 Theory of dissipative structures
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Scientist
1952   Ribosomes
C. N. R. Rao
Chemist
30-Jun-1934   Chemistry of superconductivity
Nikolay Semyonov
Chemist
15-Apr-1896 25-Sep-1986 Combustion, explosions, and chemical kinetics
The Svedberg
Chemist
30-Aug-1884 25-Feb-1971 Inventor of the ultracentrifuge
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Hideki Yukawa
Physicist
23-Jan-1907 8-Sep-1981 Predicted existence of mesons


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