A permanent exhibition commemorating Homi Bhabha's life and achievements was inaugurated on October 30, 2009, his 100th birth anniversary. Bhabha's ideal of science was profoundly intertwined with the ideal of a better world. Based on his conviction that science is an enabler of social transformation, he worked to transform the lives of the people of India. In the same spirit, this exhibition is dedicated to them for their generous and constant support of fundamental research.
Many of Homi Bhabha's insights and views are relevant even today. This exhibition showcases Bhabha's scientific contribution to elementary particles and cosmic ray physics, which were brilliant and have a lasting value, and upon which the edifice of his great achievement rests.; his visionary and historic contribution to institution and nation building in which research, education and technology go side by side; it also highlights Bhabha's involvement in the arts and his attempt at a synthesis of the arts and science which is reflected in all his ideas and the institutions he created.
A 64-page commemorative book based on this exhibition, also titled The Visionary and the Vision, was released on December 3, 2009 during the inaugural session of the Bhabha Centenary Symposium jointly organized by TIFR in partnership with the DAE, INSA, IASc, NASI and the Royal Society, London.
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