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*World of Physics* on Satyendranath Bose

Satyendranath Bose was a physicist whose derivation of Max Planck' s black body **radiation** law--a fundamental law of **quantum theory** that is concerned with the concept of **energy** transfer associated with **light**, **x rays**, and other radiations--verified Albert Einstein' s concept of photons and played a major role in the development of quantum statistics and theoretical physics. Einstein used his influence to have Bose's groundbreaking paper published while building upon it to develop a system of quantum **statistical mechanics** known as Bose-Einstein statistics. As a result of Bose's contribution to the field, bosons--certain **subatomic particles** of finite **mass** studied in **quantum physics** using the Bose-Einstein statistical approach--were named after him.

Although Bose published a relatively low number of original papers throughout his scientific career, his interests in physics and mathematics were wide ranging and included statistical **mechanics**, electromagnetics, x-ray **crystallography**, and the unified field theory. Still, Bose failed...

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