Satyendra Nath Bose: Pioneer of Quantum Statistics and Condensed Matter Physics

Satyendra Nath Bose was an Indian physicist best known for his collaboration with Albert Einstein in developing the theory of Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. Bose made significant contributions to theoretical physics, particularly in the fields of statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics. His work laid the foundation for the field of quantum statistics.

In addition to his collaboration with Einstein, Satyendra Nath Bose also worked on various topics in theoretical physics, including the theory of radiation and the Planck's law of blackbody radiation. His significant contributions to physics earned him numerous honours, and the term "Boson" was later coined to name a class of subatomic particles in his honour.

Nobel Prize was awarded in physics for ‘the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates’ and the 2013 Prize ‘for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles’, namely, the Higgs Boson).

Along with developing the new quantum statistics, Bose’s work also constitutes the foundation of novel technologies which also finds applications in the Second Quantum Revolution.

Remarkable scientists and scientific administrators convened at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) in Kolkata for an international conference to chart the evolution of quantum mechanics over a century and a half, commemorating the centennial of Satyendra Nath Bose's writing of the last of the four seminal publications that introduced new mechanics.

The first event of the year-long celebration of the historic occasion's 100 years is this worldwide conference. This will include a number of outreach programs and three international conferences that SNBNCBS, an autonomous institute of DST, will be hosting all year long.