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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 Physical Society and awarded a prize by the U.S. Chapter of the Indian Physics Association in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions. In 1990, Syracuse University honored him with a Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement, and in 1991 he was qualified for the university's William Wasserstrom Prize for Outstanding Graduate Teaching. Prof. Balachandran's key ...more

Age: 80

Birthplace: India

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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 Indian Physicists on the web. He has regularly questioned the mainstream cosmological concepts of "Big Bang" and "Black Hole". He claims to have offered exact proofs that The so-called Black Holes cannot be true black black holes even within the context of classical General relativity and The Big Bang solution is illusory and actual universe must be fundamentally different from the big bang ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: India

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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 subfield loop quantum cosmology. He has also written a number of descriptions of loop quantum gravity that are accessible to non-physicists. In 1999, Ashtekar and his colleagues were able to calculate the entropy for a black hole, matching a legendary 1974 prediction by Hawking. Oxford mathematical physicist Roger Penrose has described Ashtekar's approach to quantum gravity as "The most important ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: Kolhapur, India

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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 Chinese and Russian. In 1995, he was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America "for distinguished service to optics education and for his contribution to the understanding of propagation characteristics of gradient index media, fibers and integrated optical devices". He received his M.Sc from Delhi University and Ph.D from Cornell University. After a short stint as a Research Associate at ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Lucknow, India

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