Browse Collections (8 total)

Intersections

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Stories on hiring faculty, on probing a question for a PhD, on the background to a scientific paper, are all stories that are specific to the history…

Ripple Effect

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What is NCBS today used to basically be a plot of shrubs, a wasteland in the eyes of some. Those shrubs were the 20-acre patch for which TIFR and the…

Education

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When TIFR started in 1945, it was to set up a place to do fundamental research in physics, not so much to teach physics. However, over the years, it…

Research

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In 1944, when Homi Bhabha wrote to Dorabji Tata about setting up an institute for advanced physics, he stressed that the disappointing state of…

Growth

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Once you know you have an NCBS, how do you go about finding faculty and staff? How does a new place become an attractive option and what apprehensions…

Institution Building

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A need for more space and autonomy is echoed throughout the history of TIFR. It’s seen in the development of NCBS, the Department of Biological…

Identity

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In 1944, Homi Bhabha informed A.V. Hill, then Secretary of the Royal Society, that the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust had agreed to sponsor his proposal for a…