NS Nagendra Nath obtained his PhD from University of Cambridge, UK specializing in optics, ultrasonics, and crystallography. He served as the Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Science College, Patna University, Patna.
Academic and Research Achievements: After a distinguished career as a student and worker at IISc, Bangalore, Nagendra Nath went to Cambridge (UK) as the first Indian 1851 Exhibition scholar. At Bangalore and Cambridge, he brought in specialized methods to solve fundamental problems of physics. His pioneering work on now well – known ultrasonics and their diffraction by other waves was done by integro-differential equations (then essentially new) and gave specific points of experimental verification. On nutrino theory of light he did extensive work with Max Born. He published both independently and in collaboration with CV Raman, Max Born, Hans Muller and F Levi. His work had been widely quoted.
Awards and Honours: Nagendra Nath was the Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.