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Felix Bloch

Felix Bloch was a Swiss-American physicist and Nobel physics laureate who worked in the U. S, he and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for "their development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." In 1954–1955, he served for one year as the first Director-General of CERN. Felix Bloch made fundamental theoretical contributions to the understanding of electron behavior in crystal lattices and nuclear magnetic resonance. Bloch was born in Switzerland to Jewish parents Gustav and Agnes Bloch, he was educated at the Cantonal Gymnasium in Zürich and at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich. Studying engineering he soon changed to physics. During this time he attended lectures and seminars given by Peter Debye and Hermann Weyl at ETH Zürich and Erwin Schrödinger at the neighboring University of Zürich. A fellow student in these seminars was John von Neumann. Bloch graduated in 1927, was encouraged by Debye to go to Leipzig to study with Werner Heisenberg.

Bloch became Heisenberg's first graduate student, gained his doctorate in 1928. His doctoral thesis established the quantum theory of solids, using Bloch waves to describe electrons in periodic lattices, he remained in European academia. In 1932, Bloch returned to Leipzig to assume a position as "Privatdozent". In 1933 after Hitler came to power, he left Germany because he was Jewish, returning to Zürich, before traveling to Paris to lecture at the Institut Henri Poincaré. In 1934, the chairman of Stanford Physics invited Bloch to join the faculty. Bloch emigrated to the United States. In the fall of 1938, Bloch began working with the 37 inch cyclotron at the University of California at Berkeley to determine the magnetic moment of the neutron. Bloch went on to become the first professor for theoretical physics at Stanford. In 1939, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. On March 14, 1940, Bloch married Lore Clara Misch, a fellow physicist working on X-ray crystallography, whom he had met at an American Physical Society meeting.

They had four children, twins George Jacob Bloch and Daniel Arthur Bloch, son Frank Samuel Bloch, daughter Ruth Hedy Bloch Alexander. During WWII, Bloch worked on the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos. Disliking the military atmosphere of the laboratory and uninterested in the theoretical work there, Bloch left to join the radar project at Harvard University. After the war, he concentrated on investigations into nuclear induction and nuclear magnetic resonance, which are the underlying principles of MRI. In 1946 he proposed the Bloch equations. Along with Edward Purcell, Bloch was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on nuclear magnetic induction; when CERN was being set up in the early 1950s, its founders were searching for someone of stature and international prestige to head the fledgling international laboratory, in 1954 Professor Bloch became CERN's first Director-General, at the time when construction was getting under way on the present Meyrin site and plans for the first machines were being drawn up.

After leaving CERN, he returned to Stanford University, where he in 1961 was made Max Stein Professor of Physics. At Stanford, he was the advisor of Carson D. Jeffries, who became a professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1964, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. Bloch died in Zürich in 1983. List of Jewish Nobel laureates List of things named after Felix Bloch "Nobel Prize for Physics, 1952". Nature. 170: 911–912. 1952. Bibcode:1952Natur.170R.911.. Doi:10.1038/170911b0. "Deputy Director-General: Prof. E. Amaldi". Nature. 174: 774–775. 1954. Bibcode:1954Natur.174R.774.. Doi:10.1038/174774c0. McGraw-Hill Modern Men of Science. 1. McGraw-Hill. 1966. Pp. 45–46. ISBN 978-0-07-045217-6. National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 61. James T. White & Co. 1984. Pp. 310–312. ISBN 0-88371-040-4. Bloch, F.. "Fission Spectrum", Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy. Http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1952/bloch-bio.html http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/xml/sc0303.xml Oral History interview transcript with Felix Bloch 14 May 1964, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives Oral History interview transcript with Felix Bloch 15 August 1968, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives Oral History interview transcript with Felix Bloch 15 December 1981, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives Felix Bloch Papers, 1931–1987 are housed in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives at Stanford University Libraries National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir Felix Bloch Papers

N. S. Nandiesha Reddy

Nandiesha Reddy comes from a family of farmers. His Father was Late Kote Srinivasa Reddy. Kote Family have been landlords. Sri Nandiesha Reddy is into Agriculture in Bangarpet Taluk, Kolar District. Kote N S Nandiesha Reddy his formal induction in social service started with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a socio-cultural organization, dedicated to the service of the Nation. While serving in the RSS for about Two decades, He was working actively in youth wing of BJP in his college days and He was actively participating and pursuing mainstream politics, he began his political career as active member of the BJP since then. He got a chance to work with Senior leaders in grass root level from the year 2001 and worked for Party in Zilla Panchayath, Taluk Panchayath & Legislative Council Elections for Bengaluru Area. In consideration of his contribution, the Party appointed his as in-charge of Varthur Constituency for the 2004 elections. In 2008 he was awarded with BJP ticket to contest from K R Puram Assembly Constituency, in which he won by defeating Former Minister Shri A Krishnappa.

As MLA, he has worked towards the development of Constituency by solving public grievances on priority and by interacting with public through social media and at a personal level, with main agenda to resolve issues like water and sewage and was able to achieve success during his tenure. In 2013 state assembly elections Reddy lost to B. A. Basavaraja of Indian National Congress by a considerable margin. For 2018 karnataka state assembly elections, Reddy will be facing a tough battle against B. A Basavaraja of INC. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/why-was-nandish-reddy-in-the-returning-officers-room/article3482843.ece http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report-karnataka-home-minister-faces-bjp-corporators-ire-on-standing-committees-1684281 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/a-long-wait-for-basic-infrastructure/article4640583.ece http://www.deccanherald.com/content/327447/with-elections-nearing-water-takes.html http://www.oneindia.com/india/four-more-firs-filed-against-yeddyurappa-1784173.html http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news/scalene-launches-innovative-clean-energy-4957860831_1.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZC_ko7RJ68 N. S. Nandiesha Reddy on Facebook

Mai Zetterling

Mai Elisabeth Zetterling was a Swedish actress and film director. Zetterling was born in Västmanland, Sweden, to a working class family, she started her career as an actress at the age of 17 at Dramaten, the Swedish national theatre, appearing in war-era films. Zetterling appeared in film and television productions spanning six decades from the 1940s to the 1990s, her breakthrough came in the 1944 film Torment written by Ingmar Bergman, in which she played a controversial role as a tormented shopgirl. Shortly afterwards she moved to England and gained instant success there with her title role in Basil Dearden's Frieda playing opposite David Farrar. After a brief return to Sweden in which she worked with Bergman again in his film Music in Darkness, she returned to Britain and starred in a number of UK films, playing against such leading men as Tyrone Power, Dirk Bogarde, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Richard Attenborough, Keenan Wynn, Stanley Baker, Dennis Price.

Some of her notable films as an actress include Quartet, a film based on some of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories, The Romantic Age directed by Edmond T. Gréville, Only Two Can Play co-starring Peter Sellers and directed by Sidney Gilliat, The Witches, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book directed by Nicolas Roeg. Having gained a reputation as a sex symbol in dramas and thrillers, she was effective in comedies, was active in British television in the 50s and 60s, she began directing in the early 1960s, starting with political documentaries and a short film called The War Game, nominated for a BAFTA award, won a Silver Lion at Venice. Her first feature film Älskande par, based on the novels of Agnes von Krusenstjerna, was banned at the Cannes Film Festival for its sexual explicitness and nudity. Kenneth Tynan of The Observer called it "one of the most ambitious debuts since Citizen Kane." It was not the only film. When critics reviewing her debut feature said that "Mai Zetterling directs like a man," she began to explore feminist themes more explicitly in her work.

The Girls, which had an all-star Swedish cast including Bibi Andersson and Harriet Andersson, discussed women's liberation in a society controlled by men, as the protagonists compare their lives to characters in the play Lysistrata, find that things have not progressed much for women since ancient times. In 1966 she appeared as a storyteller on the BBC children's programme Jackanory, in five episodes narrated Tove Jansson's Finn Family Moomintroll. Zetterling was married to Norwegian actor Tutte Lemkow from 1944 to 1953, they had a daughter, Etienne and a son, professor of environmental sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In her autobiography, All Those Tomorrows, published in 1985, Zetterling details love affairs with actor Herbert Lom and Tyrone Power, with whom she lived from 1956 until early 1958. From 1958 to 1976 she was married to British author David Hughes, who collaborated with her on her first films as director; the couple were friends with the composer Michael Hurd, who wrote the music scores for Flickorna and Scrubbers.

Documents at the National Archives in London show that, as a member of the Hollywood Left, she was watched by British security agents as a suspected Communist. However, the UK never had a system along the lines of the American Hollywood Blacklist, she died in her home in London, from cancer on 17 March 1994, at the age of 68, a year after her final role on television. A partial filmography as director Actress Mai Zetterling on IMDb Mai Zetterling at the Swedish Film Database Mai Zetterling at the BFI's Screenonline Mai Zetterling at Turner Classic Movies Mai Zetterling at Nationalencyklopedins Internettjänst Mai Zetterling Digital Archives Mai Zetterling at Find a Grave