Satyendra Nath Bose and Bose-Einstein Statistics

Barry R. Masters

Although not as well known as his contemporaries, Satyendra Nath Bose was arguably one of the most important scientists in the 20th century. His revolutionary way of viewing photon behavior and photon statistics—later known as Bose statistics—changed the field in a dramatic way.


figureSatyendra Nath Bose

Ever since researchers found evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson in 2012, the particle has made frequent appearances in scientific and mainstream media. Many people recognize Peter Higgs—one half of the particle’s namesake, but fewer realize that the “boson” half of the moniker refers to Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose.

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Publish Date: 01 April 2013

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