Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose

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Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose

Born:30 November 1858

Died:23 November 1937

  • He  was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction from British India.
  • He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent.
  • IEEE named him one of the fathers of radio science.
  • He is considered the father of Bengali science fiction, and also invented the crescograph, a device for measuring the growth of plants. A crater on the moon has been named in his honour.
  • He made remarkable progress in his research of remote wireless signalling and was the first to use semiconductor junctions to detect radio signals.
  • In 2004, Bose was ranked number 7 in BBC’s poll of the Greatest Bengali of all time.

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