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Famous Physicists from India

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List of notable or famous physicists from India, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in India and even some popular physicists who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from India is included when available.

People include everything from Homi J. Bhabha to Jayant Narlikar.

This historic physicists from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from India?" These prominent physicists of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian physicists.

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    Aiyalam Parameswaran Balachandran is an Indian theoretical physicist well known for his extensive contributions to the role of classical topology in quantum physics. He has been the Joel Dorman Steele Professor of Physics in Syracuse University since 2000. He has also been a Fellow of the American ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Asia
    • Profession: Physicist
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    Abhas Mitra is an Indian astrophysicist best known for his distinct views on several front-line astrophysics concepts, particularly black holes and Big Bang Cosmology. His research has received widespread attention, especially in India, which is reflected from the fact that he is one of the most cited ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Abhay Vasant Ashtekar is an Indian theoretical physicist. He is the Eberly Professor of Physics and the Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State University. As the creator of Ashtekar variables, he is one of the founders of loop quantum gravity and its ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Kolhapur, India
    • Profession: Physicist
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    Ajoy Ghatak
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    Ajoy Ghatak is an Indian physicist and author of physics textbooks. Professor Ghatak has written over 170 research papers and more than 20 books. His undergraduate text on Optics has been translated to Chinese and Persian and his monograph on Inhomogeneous Optical Waveguides has been translated to ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Lucknow, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Educator, Author
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    Arun Kumar Pati is an Indian physicist notable for his research in quantum information and computation, the theory of geometric phases and its applications, and the foundations of quantum mechanics. He is considered a pioneer in the field of quantum information and quantum computation in India.more

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    • Profession: Physicist
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    Ashoke Sen
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    Ashoke Sen, FRS is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He also is the Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT. His main area of work is String Theory. He was among the first recipients of the Fundamental Physics Prize “for ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Profession: Physicist
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    C. V. Raman
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    Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS was an Indian physicist, born in the former Madras Province, whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that, when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1888-1970)
    • Birthplace: Thiruvanaikaval
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan is an Indian theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Texas. Sudarshan has been credited with numerous contributions to the field of theoretical Physics including Optical coherence, Sudarshan-Glauber representation, V-A theory, Tachyons, Quantum Zeno ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Pallam, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    G. N. Ramachandran
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    Gopalasamudram Narayana Iyer Ramachandran, or G.N. Ramachandran, was an Indian physicist who was known for his work that led to his creation of the Ramachandran plot for understanding peptide structure. He was the first to propose a triple-helical model for the structure of collagen. He also made other ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1922-2001)
    • Birthplace: Ernakulam, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Harish-Chandra FRS was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups.more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1923-1983)
    • Birthplace: Kanpur, India
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist
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    Homi Jehangir Bhabha, FRS was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Colloquially known as "father of Indian nuclear programme", Bhabha was the founding director of two well-known research institutions, namely the Tata ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1909-1966)
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Jagadish Chandra Bose
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    Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1858-1937)
    • Birthplace: Bikrampur
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Scientist
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    Jayant Narlikar
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    Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist. Narlikar is a proponent of steady state cosmology. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, commonly known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory. It synthesises Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Mach's Principle. It proposes that the ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Maharashtra, Pune division, Eurasia, India, Kolhapur, + more
    • Profession: Physicist, Cosmologist, Astronomer
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    Padma Bhushan Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan, FRS, was an Indian physicist. He was a co-discoverer of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1898-1961)
    • Birthplace: Watrap, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    M. G. K. Menon

    Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon, FRS, also known as M. G. K. Menon, is a physicist and policy maker from India. He has had a prominent role in the development of science and technology in India during the past four decades. One of his most important contributions was nurturing the Tata Institute of ...more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Mangalore, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Meghnad Saha FRS was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1893-1956)
    • Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Profession: Physicist, Astronomer
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    Narasimhaiengar Mukunda is a prominent Indian theoretical physicist. He works as a senior professor at Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore. He is also an honorary professor at IISER,Thiruvananthapuram. His major contributions are in the fields of Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical ...more

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    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Narinder Singh Kapany FREng born 31 October 1926 in Moga, Punjab, India, is an Indian-born American physicist known for his work in fibre optics. He was named as one of the seven 'Unsung Heroes' by Fortune magazine in their 'Businessmen of the Century' issue.more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Moga, India
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Nishtala Appala Narasimham

    Prof. Nishtala Appala Narasimham, shortly N. A. Narasimham M.Sc., Ph.D. was an Indian physicist and eminent Spectroscopist. He was born at Parlakimidi on 15 August 1922. He was graduated in Physics from Andhra University in 1942 and M.Sc. in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1945. He passed both ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Paralakhemundi, India
    • Profession: Physicist
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