N.R. Sen: Father of Indian Applied mathematics
Department of Physics, Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, 700010, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Satyabharati Vidyapith, Nabapally, Barasat, North 24 Parganas, 700126, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Research Group - Physics Education and Science Communication, Physics Institute, University of Oldenburg, 26111, Oldenburg, Germany
Accepted: 8 January 2021
Published online: 4 March 2021
Nikhilranjan Sen (1894–1963), popularly known as N.R. Sen, is known as the Father of Applied Mathematics and founder of the Calcutta School of Relativity Theory. He did Ph.D. in Berlin under the Nobel Laureate Max von Laue. In Berlin he came in contact with renowned physicists like Max Planck, Albert Einstein and their contemporaries. The present article, which is based on the primary sources, discusses the lesser known facts of his life, like the beginning of scientific career, background of his D.Sc. as well as Ph.D. theses, and detailed summary of his scientific works.
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