Great Indians - Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Photos, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Images, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Wallpapers, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Pictures, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Graphics. Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Photos, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Graphics, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Wallpapers, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Pictures, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Images.
Great Indians> Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
(Father of Atomic Energy)

Dr. Homi Je-hangir Bhabha was the eminent scientist who ushered the atomic age in India. Dr. Bhabha was appointed the first chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission set up in India in 1948. Nation’s first atomic research centre was named “Bhabha Atomic Research Centre”, established at Trombay, near Bombay.

Homi Bhabha was born in Bombay in an aristocratic Parsee family in 1909. He was a son of barrister and grew up in an environment of educational importance. He passed the senior Cambridge Examination and went to Cambridge to study mechanical engineering. He was influenced by his mathematics teacher Paul Dirac, who inspired him in mathematics and theoretical physics. His first paper was published in 1933 and later on received his Ph.D. degree.

At the behest of C. V. Raman, Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Bhabha joined the institute as a reader in Physics. When Bhabha began the study of cosmic rays, he realised the need for an institute devoted to fundamental research. He established the Tata institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay in 1945 with the help of J. R. D. Tata. His research in atomic energy is of at most importance. Nation’s first atomic reactor Apsara was commissioned in 1956 under his guidance. He is called “Father of Indian Nuclear Science”. He served as the President of the UN conference on Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy in 1955. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1954. He died in a plane crash that occurred in 1966. The “Homi Jehangir Bhabha Award” has been instituted by the Indian National Academy.