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HOMI BHABHA

Far-sighted

In those days the equipment and facilities needed for research in Atomic Physics were not available in India. Realizing this, Bhabha formulated a plan to meet this need.

Bhabha was invited to join the staff of Oxford University. But he did not accept the invitation. He expressed his desire to build an excellent institution of research in India.

Bhabha wrote a letter to the Dorabji Tata Trust on March 13, 1944. In the course of the letter he said:

'When nuclear energy has been success- fully applied to power production in, say, a
couple of decades from now, India will not have to look abroad for its experts, but will
find them ready at hand.'

Bhabha wrote this letter almost a year before the atom bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki! This letter clearly illustrates his far-sightedness and patriotism. Bhabha's plan was an embryo from which a school of physics was born.

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Homibhabha - The architect of Nuclear Science in Modern India.
About Homi Bhabha
Introduction
The Boy-Scientist
Education And Research
Devotion To Fine Arts
Research Pursued
The Study Of Cosmic Rays
In Bangalore
You are Here! Far-Sighted
A New Climate Created
Towards Deeper Study Of Atomic Energy
Reactors
The Trombay Institute
Atomic Energy -- The Only Foundation
Assistance To Centres
Building Up A Team Of Scientists
His Contribution
Honours
A Many-Faceted Personality
The Road To Excellence
Life Is For Living
Scientist -Artist-Leader
Bridging Two Cultures
The Tragic End
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