Today is the 158th birthday of Jagdish Chandra Bose and Google, as is its tradition, celebrates the Indian scientist’s birthday by putting a doodle on its homepage.
The Google Doodle shows Bose in his laboratory with crescograph, an instrument that he developed to measure measures movement and growth in plant life by magnifying it 10,000 times. Bose was a master of scientific achievements in various fields.
Bose demonstrated the similarities between animals and plants, particularly when it came to reactions to different environmental, electrical, and chemical influences.
Born on this day in 1858 in Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh, Bose became one of the most prominent Indian scientists who made a great impression at a global level. Other than his contribution to scientific discoveries, Bose is also considered the father of Bengali science fiction.
“Bose is known not only for his work in biophysics, but also his innovation in the world of radio and microwave sciences, ultimately inventing an early version of wireless telecommunication,” reads Google blog.
After studying physics at Calcutta university, Bose joined Cambridge to study natural science and received BSc from University of London before returning to India in 1884. Bose also established Bose Institute in Calcutta in 1917. The institute offers research courses in in the fields of physics, chemistry, plant biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and several other branches of science.
Jagdish Chandra Bose received honors like Knight Bachelor, Fellow of the Royal Society and more for his contribution. Most interesting of these honors is the crater on moon named after Bose. The crater is reported to have a diameter of 91km and is located near the Crater Bhabha which is named after another Indian scientist Homi Jehangir Bhabha.
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