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Authorised form of nameBhabha; Homi Jehangir (1909 - 1966)
Dates1909 - 1966
NationalityIndian
Date of birth30/10/1909
Date of death24/01/1966
ActivityEducation:
BA, PhD (Cantab)
Career:
Reader (1940) and Professor (1942) at the Bangalore Institute of Science
Director of the Tata Institute 1945-1966
Chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission 1948
President of the First United Nations Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy 1955
Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency Scientific Advisory Committee 1955-1966
President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 1960-1963
Adams Prize 1942
Hopkins Prize of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 1948
Melchett Award of the Fuel Institute London
Padma Bhushan award for services to India 1954
Honorary Fellow Gonville and Caius College Cambridge 1957
Honorary Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh 1957
Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1959
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States 1963
Honorary doctoral degrees in science at Patna 1944, Lucknow 1949, Banaras 1950, Agra 1952, Perth 1954, Allahabad 1958, Cambridge 1959, London 1960, Padova 1961.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1941
Age at election31
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1967 vol 13 pp 35-55, plate, by Penney
References:
Sir Arnold Wolfendale, 'A Magnificent Obsession', review of G Venkataraman, Bhabha and his Magnificent Obsession in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 265-266, plate
Robert S Anderson, 'Patrick Blackett in India: Military Consultant and Scientific Intervenor, 1947-72. Part One' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 253-273
Robert S Anderson, 'Patrick Blackett in India: Military Consultant and Scientific Intervenor, 1947-72. Part Two' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 345-360
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Royal Society codeNA7118
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1941/02Bhabha, Homi Jehangir: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/8/59Tribute by Blackett to Homi Bhabha, broadcast on BBC European Service, 26 January 1966.1966
PB/7/1/2/3Correspondence with family and colleagues following Homi Bhabha's death1966
PB/3/1/1/1/4Correspondence with Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Hung Yuan Tzu on Pomeranchuk's theoryAugust 1946
PB/7/1/1/10/7Speech by Blackett at Tala Institute, to introduce First Homi Bhabha Memorial Lecture (given by CF Powell).November 1948
PB/7/2/4/3Visit to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore1952-1953
PB/7/1/2/2Correspondence with Homi Bhabha1941, 1951-1955, 1963
IM/000361Bhabha, Homi Jehangirnd
IM/Meitner Graf/005306Bhabha, Homi Jehangirnd
RR/67/25Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on two papers 'General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and H C Corben and 'Classical theory of spinning particles in a meson field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha27 December 1940
RR/57/103Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'The passage of fast electrons and the theory of cosmic showers' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Walter Heinrich Heitler[December 1936]
RR/72/27Referee's report by Rudolf Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha1949
RR/66/27Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'Classical theory of mesons' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha[May 1939]
RR/67/24Referee's report by William Wilson, on two papers 'General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and H C Corben and 'Classical theory of spinning particles in a meson field' by Homi Jehangir BhabhaJanuary 1941
RR/67/26Letter from Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and H C Corben to Winchcraft9 February 1941
RR/68/217Letter from Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, to Alfrd Charles Glyn Egerton, regarding a paper 'The cascade theory with collision loss' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and S K Chakrabarty17 April 1942
RR/68/216Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'The cascade theory with collision loss' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and S K Chakrabartynd [1942]
RR/71/245Referee's report by Homi Jehangir Bhabha, on a paper 'The mass-centre in the restricted theory of relativity and its connexion with the quantum theory of elementary particles' by Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce1948
RR/68/433Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on two papers 'On the theory of point-particles' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Harish-Chandra, and 'On the removal of the infinite self-energies of point-particles' by Harish-Chandra[1944]
RR/68/434Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on two papers 'On the fields and equations of motion of point particles' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Harish-Chandra, and 'On the equations of motion of point particles' by Harish-Chandra[1944]
RR/72/33Letter from Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society17 April 1950
RR/72/32Letter from Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society3 November 1949
RR/72/28Letter from Rudolf Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society21 April 1950
RR/72/30Letter from Rudolf Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society14 October 1949
PB/9/1/96/3Correspondence on the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, 19621962
PB/9/1/101/3Royal Society correspondence1960-1961
RR/72/29Letter from Rudolf Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society15 August 1949
RR/72/31Letter from Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the stochastic theory of continuous parametric systems and its application to electron cascades' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha to David Brunt12 September 1949
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