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India's physics experience

Ramakrishnan, TV (2001) India's physics experience. In: Current Science, 81 (8). pp. 977-982.

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The twentieth century saw revolutionary developments in the physical sciences. Its consequences for economic and lifestyle change are reverberating across the world, starting from its North. While life sciences are the obvious centres of attention in the beginning of this century, physics continues to be vital in science and technology and there is active engagement with questions such as its future and indeed of science itself. In this article, while I do not touch upon the last question, which is the most difficult and significant, I will recount the Indian Physics experience of the last century. Some features of the present state are pointed out, and a few suggestions for change made. This essay is clearly a personal view.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 06:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17043

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