Satyendra Nath Bose

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Welcome to the S N Bose Project presenting the Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) founder of Bose Statistics, the statistical mathematics underlying the group of fundamental particles known as boson, as well as the basis of the  Bose-Einstein Condensation phenomenon. Here you will find interesting, and sometimes little known, information about Professor Bose, an enigmatic and unconventional figure in the history of science and the history of India.

This site is valuable to scientists, biographers, historians, and other researchers of Bose. It is also of general interest to people wanting to know about the life and lasting legacy of this remarkable man. We hope you enjoy your visit.  If you have any feedback, or information about Professor Bose that you would like to share, please do email us here at the S N Bose Project.


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Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe, New York Times, July 4, 2012

ASPEN, Colo. — Signaling a likely end to one of the longest, most expensive searches in the history of science, physicists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new subatomic particle that looks for all the world like the Higgs boson, a key to understanding why there is diversity and life in the universe.

Read more about the Higgs-Boson discovery and articles. 

Announcing the S N Bose Project Guest Contributor Series! Read about Bose from those that know!

Satyen Bose in Berlin - Dr. Purnima Sinha

Not much is known about Bose's two-year stay in Europe in 1925-6. Dr. Purnima Sinha, a student and biographer of Bose, has written many articles and books on Bose. In Satyen Bose in Berlin, Dr. Sinha interviews those what knew Bose and spent time with him in Europe. What transpires is a fascinating portrait of a man whose keen intellect, engaging personality, and unique blend of European and Indian culture won him many friends and admirers, including some of the leading intellectual and scientific figures of the day. Dr. Sinha interviewed one such famous scientist, Professor Herman Mark, the internationally renowned chemist who first met Bose in Berlin in 1926. Mark and Bose became very close. Their 50-year friendship lasted the rest of their lives. 

Herman Mark: Oh! He was very friendly. He was a real gentleman. And he would tell his jokes to everybody and had excellent sense of humour. Ah! Wonderful! He was very benevolent! He could only do good things! We always called him our Buddha (laughter).

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Falguni Sarkar interview

Falguni Sarkar, publisher of the S N Bose Project, was recently  for Banga Sammelan - the 27th North American Bengali Conference (NABC 2007). The interview appeared in the English language brochure.

"We want people, especially young people, to know more about Satyen Bose. It is their own history, and can be a strong source of identity for them!" 

Read the interview.