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This Month In Science History – Scientists who celebrated their Birthday in October

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We are celebrating the birthday of some of our favourite geniuses this month! Which one of these geniuses do you share your birthday with?

Homi J. Bhabha

Born : October 30th, 1909

Profession : Nuclear Physicist, Founding Director and Professor at TATA Institute of Fundamental Research and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Known as “Father of the Indian Nuclear Programme.”

Awards : Padma Bhushan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Adams Prize

Known for : Being the visionary behind India’s Three Stage Nuclear Power Programme and the Bhabha Scattering along with many other contributions. 

Subramaniam Chandrashekhar

Born : October 19th, 1910

Profession : His scientific career spanned from Astrophysics, General Relativity, Fluid Dynamics to Radiation.

Awards : Nobel Prize in Physics, Copley Medal, Heineman Prize and several more.

Known for : The Astrophysical Chandrashekhar Limit and NASA named the third of its 4 “ Great Observatories” after Chandrashekhar, alongwith an asteroid that is named after him.

Narinder Singh Kapany

Born : October 31st, 1926

Profession : Physicist, known as Father of Fiber Optics (the backbone of the Internet), entrepreneur who founded Optics Technology Inc.

Awards : Pravasi Bhartiya Samman, The Excellence 2000 Award, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Known for : Often called the Man Who Can Bend Light, he made great contributions to biomedical instrumentation, solar energy and pollution monitoring.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Born : October 15th, 1931

Profession : Indian Scientist who served as 11th President of India (2002- 2007)

Awards : Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Hoover Medal, and several more.

Known For : Project Director for SLV-III, which deployed India’s first indigenous satellite, Rohini, launched into orbit in 1980, his book – Wings of Fire.

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