This month in Science History – January born Scientist!
Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand our world better. Throughout history, some of the most famous inventors and scientists were born in the 1st month of the year.
Here are a few famous scientists who celebrated their birthday this month!
Satyendra Nath Bose
Born: 1st January, 1894
Honours: Padma Vibhushan, Fellow of the Royal Society
Known for: his contribution in quantum mechanics, Bose–Einstein condensate, Bose–Einstein statistics, Bose–Einstein distribution, Bose–Einstein correlations, Bose gas
Born: 8th January, 1942
Profession: A theoretical physicist
Honours: Presidential Medal of Freedom, Albert Einstein Medal, Wolf Prize in Physics, Copley Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Hughes Medal, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, Eddington Medal, Franklin Medal, Adams Prize, Fonseca Prize, Special breakthrough Prize in Fundamental
Known for: his contributions to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes
Har Gobind Khorana
Born: 9th January, 1922
Profession: A biochemist
Honours: Nobel Prize in Medicine, Gairdner Foundation International Award, Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, ForMemRS, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Padma Vibhushan, Willard Gibbs Award
Known for: successfully demonstrating the role of nucleotides in protein synthesis
Ruth R. Benerito
Born: 12th January, 1916
Profession: A chemist
Honours: Garvan–Olin Medal, Lemelson–MIT Prize and National Inventors Hall of Fame
Known for: her invention of wrinkle-free fibre
Born: 19th January, 1736
Profession: An inventor, mechanical engineer and a chemist
Honours: Doctor of Laws by University of Glasgow, featured on the new £50
Known for: Watt steam engine, Separate condenser, Parallel motion, Sun and planet gear, Centrifugal governor and Indicator diagram
Born: 28th January, 1925
Profession: Nuclear Physicist
Honours: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri
Known for: his role in India’s nuclear program, Operation Smiling Buddha and Operation Shakti
So whom do you share your birthday with? Tell us about your favorite scientists.
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