Some Pioneers of Modern Chemistry


About the Book
The book presents in chronological order, the brief biographies of 35 scientists who have made significant contributions to the growth of Chemistry. The book attempts to highlight the circumstances in which these scientists worked, what inspired them to pursue science, what they thought about science and human society, what were their personal traits worth emulating and what were their major contributions. The names of all the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have been listed under the heading “Noble Laureates in Chemistry”. The sections viz., ‘Time-line of Chemistry’ and ‘Discovery of Elements’ are attempts to list the major events in the development of chemistry. The book also includes a section on “Important Terms and Concepts of Chemistry” and a “Select Bibliography on History of Chemistry”

About the Author
Dr. Subodh Mahanti did his B.Sc. (Honours) from Burdwan University (1976) and M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU, 1978). He was awarded National Scholarship for studying his M.Sc. He was awarded BHU Medal for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc. He did his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (1982) from the Department of Chemistry, BHU and subsequently worked in Molecular Biology (1984-1988) at the Unit of Molecular Biology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU. He worked in the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR). For the last 14 years he has been working in Vigyan Prasar. Besides his research papers, he has written more than 300 popular science articles. He has edited/ authored/co-authored more than 20 books. Dr. Mahanti has been awarded FIE Foundation National Award (2000), NCSTC National Award (2003), Delhi Hindi Academy Award (2006), Dr. Meghnad Saha Award (2005) and Atmaram Puraskar (2007) for his contributions in the field of Science Popularisation. Dr. Mahanti is a Fellow of the NCSTC Network.

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