100 years of S N Bose’s Colossal Work | 30 Jan 2024

Distinguished scientists and scientific administrators recently gathered at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) in Kolkata to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose's last of the four revolutionary publications that led to new quantum mechanics (the others being those of Planck in 1900, Einstein in 1905, and Niels Bohr in 1913), traced the evolution of quantum mechanics through the years.

  • SNBNCBS, an Autonomous Research Institute established under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in 1986 to honour the life and work of S. N. Bose.
    • S N Bose’s pioneering work on quantum statistics has paved the way for the development of modern quantum technologies including Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum superconductivity, and quantum information theory.
    • Half the fundamental particles in the Universe are named after him – BOSON.
  • The conference highlighted that 23 countries have set up National Quantum Missions and India has a substantial contribution to make at an international level, especially in the field of quantum algorithms.

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