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HOMI JEHANGIR BHABHA “Homi Jehangir Bhabha is mostly known as the chief architect of India’s nuclear programme. However, his contribution to India’s development goes far beyond the sphere of atomic energy. He had established two great research institutions namely the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the Atomic Energy Establishment at Trombay (which after Bhabha’s death was renamed as the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He played a crucial role in the development of electronics in India. Bhabha was an outstanding scientist and a brilliant engineer.” Homi Jehangir Bhabha was born on 30th October, 1909, in a well known (his family both on his father’s and mother’s side were related to the house of Tata) Parsi family. His father was a famous barrister and his family had a tradition of learning. His schooling took place mainly at the Cathedral High School in Bombay and after passing his Senior Cambridge, he eventually left for England in 1927. His parents had admitted him to Caius College, Cambridge in order to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. However, the famous Paul Dirac influenced Bhabha immensely and eventually lured the latter into the discipline of Physics. After obtaining his Mechanical Sciences Tripos in 1930, he went on to study theoretical Physics at...
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