Bishwambhar Nath Srivastava obtained DSc (1939) from University of Allahabad. He remained Professor and Head, Department of General Physics and X-rays, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata (1953-70).
Academic and Research Achievements: Srivastava made extensive contributions to the study of thermal ionization and thermal dissociation, both from theoretical and experimental points of view. He also did much work in quantum statistics, electronics, thermal conductivity of gases and gaseous mixtures and low-temperature physics.
Other Contributions: Srivastava co-authored (with MN Saha) `A Treatise on Heat’ (more than 12 Edns) and served as Editor of Indian Journal of Physics for several years. He also served as Member of Commission I, International Institute of Refrigeration.
Awards and Honours: Professor Srivastava was elected Fellow of the prestigious Physical Society, London.