The study of physics draws you closer to the understanding of the world around you. Physics is a continuous meditation on the nature of the world and the being’s place in it. The field of study has been of exceptional interest of the twentieth century. It is not an exaggeration to say that the modern world belongs to physics.

We live by a narrative experience, narrative images spaced out in an organized manner as we decipher (slowly) a bigger narrative or theory. Physics evolves as a figurative form of creativity, a departure from the norm. Every physicist can produce a meaningful and elegant formalism (which may not have a precedent in the physical framework or experience), something new to him/her, and interestingly competent physicists understand the formalism immediately without any discomfort, given that it’s new to them as well.

Curious debates in Physics in India began in Bengal. The Bengal School of Scientific Thought included people like J C Bose, D M Bose, Satyendra Nath Bose, P C Mahalanobis, C V Raman, and many others who did pioneering work in the field also defined the conduct of physics research in India.

The French connection to the development of physical sciences is a fascinating one. From the discovery of Helium near Guntur to the development of the theoretical framework of the famous Bose-Einstein statistics were done in French collaboration and cooperation.

Here we explore some of these fascinating collaborations and memoirs.

Marie Curie in 1920s. Source: Wikimedia Commons

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.

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