Meghnad Saha

Meghnad Saha FRS[1] (6 October 1893 – 16 February 1956) was an Indian astrophysicist who developed the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.[2][3] His work allowed astronomers to accurately relate the spectral classes of stars to their actual temperatures.[4] He was elected to the Parliament of India in 1952.[4]

Meghnad Saha

Born(1893-10-06)6 October 1893
Shaoratoli, Dhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India (modern-day Bangladesh)
Died16 February 1956(1956-02-16) (aged 62)
New Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Presidency University
Rajabazar Science College
Known forThermal ionisation
Saha ionization equation
Spouse(s)Radha Rani Saha
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Astrophysics
InstitutionsAllahabad University
Rajabazar Science College
University of Calcutta
Imperial College London
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Academic advisorsJagdish Chandra Bose
Prafulla Chandra Ray
Doctoral studentsSamarendra Kumar Mitra
Daulat Singh Kothari
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
3 April 1952  16 February 1957
Preceded byFormed
Succeeded byAshoke Kumar Sen
ConstituencyCalcutta North West
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