Bhabha's Contributions to Elementary Particle Physics and Cosmic Rays Research

Singh, Virendra
May 2009
Resonance: Journal of Science Education;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p430
Academic Journal
Bhabha's scientific research contributions are descibed in the context of his life and contemporary science. During the Cambridge period (1927-1939), he worked in positron theory (Bhabha scattering), cosmic rays (Bhabha-Heitler theory of cosmic ray showers, prediction of heavier electrons) and meson theory. In Bangalore during 1939-1945, he worked on classical relativistic spinning particles (Bhabha-Corben equations), meson theory and initiated experimental work in cosmic rays in India. He then founded Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 1945 at Bombay and moved there. Here he started work on relativistic wave equations (Bhabha equations.). He also initiated India's nuclear energy programme in 1948 and this was hismain preoccupation later.


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