Paul Erdös (1913-1996) was a Hungarian mathematician who spent much of his life traveling and working with colleagues around the world on mathematical problems of many kinds. He published some 1500 papers, making him the most prolific major mathematician of the twentieth century, and had more than 450 collaborators and authors. He worked on problems
Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (1894 – 1984) was an outstanding Soviet physicist who worked with Rutherford and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978. An enigmatic figure, he served as a symbol of science in the Soviet Union during the Stalin era and beyond. From his youth, Kapitsa was a physicist, engineer and an overall
After my Matric (Class X) I became increasingly interested in science history especially Nobel Prize winners in physics. I got photocopied the list of physics Nobel Prize winners from an encyclopaedia. I read some books on science history also. My father brought a physics book from a library. In that book were the sketches of
I started writing quotations when I was studying in College of Aeronautical Engineering. Here I will reproduce them in same order. I struck out some quotations during my delusional thinking periods. This is explained in the end.