Dr A.P.J.Abdul kalam talds about science and scientist who enriched the world
Science is the foundation for sociental transformation.
Most important ingredient for realizing a happy, prosperous, safe and peaceful society is the ignited minds of the youth who can use science and technology as a applications.Technology is linked to economy and environment are linked to technology , which promotes properity to the society.Dear young friends, I would like to share the uniqueness’ of five great minds,all of them Nobel Laureates, each one having unique traits which symbolize Value of science; science as a Life time mission; science is borderless.

The traits of Nobel minds

• Value to Science: I would like to sharing with you and incident about sir C.V.Raman – a Nobel Laureate in Physics for discovering Raman ----a Nobel Laureate in Physics for discovering Raman Effect. Raman gives the view that the colour of sky is blue due to molecular diffraction which determines the observed luminosity and in great measures also its colour, This led to the bird of the Raman Effect. Raman was in the first batch of Bharat Ratna Award winners.The award ceremony was to take place in the last week of January soon aster the Republic Day celebrations of 1954.The then president Dr. Rajendra Prasad wrote to Raman inviting him to be the personal guest in the Rashtrapati bhavan, when Raman came to Delhi for the qward ceremony.Sir CV Raman wrote a polite letter.regretting his inability to go .Raman had a noble reason for his inability to attend the investiture ceremony. He explained to the President
That he was guiding a ph.D.student and that thesis was positively due by the last day January and that he had to be by the side of the research student. Here was a scientist who gave up the pomp of a glittering ceremony associated with the highest honour, required him to be by the side of student. It is this unique trait of giving value to science that builds science.

Science as a Life time mission:

Chandrasekhar Subramanyan’s most famous discovery was the astrophysical Chandrasekhar limit. The limit describes the maximum mass(~ 1.44 solar masses) of a white deaf star, or equivalently, the minimum mass fior which a star will ultimately collapse into a neutron star or black hole following a supernova. The limit was first calculated by Chandrasekhar while on a ship frion India to Cambridge, England. The Chandrasekhar limit led to the determination of how long a star like sun of particular mass will shine. In 1983,Chandrasekhar subramanyan got the Nobel price for this discovery. Two of chandrasekhar’s students in 1947 were the doctoral candidates Tsung-dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang in Particle Physics research. Even though Chandrasekhar Subramanyan maintained his office at the yerkes Observatory in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, he would regularly drive the one hundred miles to Chicago to guide and teach Lee and Yang and others many a times in difficult weather conditions. In 1957, these two of his students won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work in particle physics research. His students. Science indeed is a life time mission for Chandrasekhar. It is this characteristic Which makes youth to become passionate towards science.

Science is Borderless : Prof .Bert Sakmann –a germen medical doctor and research scientific who in 1991, together with German physicist won the Nobel prize for medicine for research into basic cell function and for their development of the patch—clamp technique, that in turn established the role it plays in diseases like diseases, like diabetes, cardiac epilepsy and certain cardiac, epilepsy and certain neuromuscular disorder.
Prof Bert Sakmann who did his elementary education in a rural back ground had a passion for Physics and Engineering in school days. He got interested in Cybernetics in the final year school, since he realized that living organisms could be understood in engineering terms.

Thus the seed of inter-disciplinary research was firmly rooted in him in a very young age. As a doctoral student, he worked on electro-physiological basis of pattern recognition. For this, he closely worked with electrical and computer scientists.
He learnt the basic mechanism of vision. Later, he ran his own laboratory in physiology in close collaboration with physi0-chemical and bio-chemical departments, in his won words. He enjoyed working write fellow scientists on scientific adventures. He is the real example for working in the multiple disciplines” Science is borderless”.

  1. kesha December 1, 2008 at 8:55 PM  

    India's 11th President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam assumed office on July 25, 2002. He was born on 15th october 1931 at Rameswaram in tamil nadu. Dr. Kalam has been often referred to as the missile Man of India and was the project director of India's first indigenous satellite launch vehicle Career.



  2. Part Time Jobs Online January 21, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

    Thanks for the information kesha

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