By K Krishna Murty
Right here we have now scientists who ignored Nobel Prize and people whom Nobel ignored. A Nobel Prize offered to Pauling used to be branded as an insult! yet he's the single one to obtain unshared Nobels. Bardeen again to Swedish king for one more Nobel as though to meet prior promise. satirically an Agricultural Scientist got a Nobel Peace Prize. certain! what's peace with no nutrients? An anguished Barbara Mc Clintock refused to put up her papers, yet Nobel committee came across her. Then we've scientists who bought awards in felony cells, scientists who made discoveries within the legal cells. Tesla used to be thrown out of his labs, cheated through one other nice guy yet his alternating present runs our houses now. Carlson went from pillar to put up along with his photocopy computer and it truly is now the Xerox. Townes had a revelation for LASER on a park bench. while Maiman made it functional, a Hollywood actress, Bette Davis puzzled whether it is a demise Ray. medications from Jenner, Pasteur and so on consigned a few illnesses to background. If simply Subba Rao had lived many years extra, he may have killed a few extra ailments. A trio of scientists reworked the 20th century via inventing the transistor. To best it, a scientist who used to be no longer allowed to head on a vacation invented the microchip. "New York instances" reversed its ridicule ladled out on a rocket scientist after forty years simply after guy landed at the moon. a college instructor testified within the courtroom to save lots of his outdated scholar, Fansworth for his rightful invention, the tv. Davy overtly declared his pupil as his maximum discovery, Michael Faraday! you could have all of them! This name comprises biographies that train and entertain too.
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Instead he pawned everything in his household including his watch and crockery. He did make rubber crockery, but where was the food? And then there are patent robbers. He had to prosecute 32 infringement cases right up to the US Supreme Court. He made headlines, but not money. His French patent was cancelled on technical grounds; he was bundled off for a 16-day and night free stay at his well-known 'hotel' as he called it, the prison. He had $200,000 debt, when he died, in 1860. However, royalties from his inventions made his family comfortable.
He studied the structure and phenomena in solids at the microscopic level using sophisticated tools of spectroscopy in his own lab at the university. Totally new types of solids with entirely new properties useful for the industries could be created because of his researches. In 1958, he joined the University of California at Berkeley as a research chemist. He started his career back in India as a lecturer at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore in 1959. In 1960, he married Indumati. They have two children, Suchitra and Sanjay.
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