Appendix B

Lecture by Dr H.J. Bhabha at the inaugural function of TIFR, 19 December 1945

Your Excellency, Sir Sorab Saklatvala and Gentlemen

It has fallen to my lot as Director to enlarge a little on the nature of the work of the Institute. I should like to speak, rather, on the lines on which fundamental research is proceeding today and of the progress of physics in the world as a whole, towards which we hope this Institute will make its own humble contribution. In the few months since it commenced work in June, eight papers have been published by the members of the Institute, but I shall only mention some of these in passing as the occasion arises. You will realise that when a new institution is started there is a great deal of organisational ...

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