Person 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.

Famous Indian people of physics include everyone 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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A. P. Balachandran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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: 77

Birthplace: India

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 ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: India

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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Abhay Ashtekar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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: 66

Birthplace: Kolhapur, India

Profession: Physicist

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Ajoy Ghatak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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: 76

Birthplace: Lucknow, India

Profession: Physicist, Educator, Author

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Arun K. Pati is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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: 59

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Physicist

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C. V. Raman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1888-1970)

Birthplace: Thiruvanaikaval

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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Debabrata Goswami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicists from India
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Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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