Google remembers Satyendra Nath Bose, who discovered the God particle, today for a special reason!


Google has remembered Indian physicist and mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose today through doodle. Today is special because it was on this day in 1924 that Satyendra Nath Bose sent his quantum formulation to Albert Einstein and Einstein immediately recognized it as an important discovery in quantum mechanics. Hence this day is known as Bose-Einstein Condensate. The doodle shows Bose conducting an experiment. Together with Einstein, Bose prepared a theory about the gaseous properties of electromagnetic radiation.

Satyendra Nath Bose was born on January 1, 1894 in Kolkata. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. Bose was a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 1954. Apart from this, he was also an advisor to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and later became a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Not only science, he was interested in many subjects. He is said to have been interested in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Mineralogy, Philosophy, Arts, Literature and Music etc. His father was an accountant. He used to give an arithmetic problem for Bose to solve before going to work. Because of this, Bose’s interest in mathematics increased.

Bose started his graduation in science at the age of 15 by enrolling in Presidency College, Kolkata. After which he obtained a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from Calcutta University itself. By the end of 1917, he had started giving lectures in physics.

When Satyendra was teaching Plancks’ radiation formula to post graduate students, he questioned the theory of particles and started doing his own experiments about them. As a result, he created his own particle theory. Any particle that conforms to Bose’s statistics is today known as a boson. His work has led to many scientific inventions, including the discovery of the particle accelerator and the God particle.

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