Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS, a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and popular for his science fiction has tributed by the well known Google Doodle today on his birthday. The search engine has celebrated his 158th birthday by launching a doodle which shows him in his laboratory.
Sir Bose born on November 30, 1858, at Mymensingh, Bengal Presidency during the British Raj, which is now in Bangladesh. However, he was raised in a home committed to pure Indian culture and traditions. For higher studies, Bose went to the University of London to study medicine, after completing his graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, but due to health issues he was unable to pursue studies in medicine.
Later, he conducted his research with the Nobel Laureate Lord Rayleigh at Cambridge and returned to India, to join the Presidency College of the University of Calcutta as a Professor of Physics.
Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose is also known for his remarkable research of remote wireless signalling. Also, he was the first to discover a semiconductor junction which is capable of detecting radio signals, which was later made public in order to allow others to further develop his research, instead of using it for commercial use.
While launching the doodle, Google said in a post, “Bose’s investigations into nature included the invention of the crescograph – an instrument that measures movement and growth in plant life by magnifying it 10,000 times. He went on to demonstrate the similarities between animals and plants, particularly when it came to reactions to different environmental, electrical, and chemical influences.”
“Today’s Doodle features Bose and his invention in action on what would be his 158th birthday,” the post further added.