Jagdish Chandra Bose today has a Google Doodle, Google logo, on Google.com. Jagdish Chandra Bose's Doodle features his crescograph, a device for measuring growth in plants.
He has done a lot more than that, mastering the fields of science in physics, biophysics, biology, botany, archaeology, Bengali literature, Bengali science fiction. He is most well-known for the millimetre waves, radio, crescograph and contributions to Plant biology. His most notable awards were Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1903, Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI) in 1911 and Knight Bachelor in 1917.
Jagdish was born 158 years ago, on November 30, 1858 in Bangladesh, India and passed at the age of 78 on November 23, 1937.
Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose was a master of scientific achievement with numerous accomplishments in various fields. Born in Bangladesh in 1858, Bose was to become 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. As a testament to his numerous contributions to the field, a moon crater was named in his honor.
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.
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