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Jagadish Chandra Bose

Physicist
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Net worth 2018: $250,000
Industry: Scientists
Residence: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 30 November 1858
Died On: November 23, 1937
BIOGRAPHY

Jagadish Chandra Bose was bornon 30 November 1858 in Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh), Indian, is Physicist. The first person to prove that plants also have the ability to feel pain and affection, Jagadish Chandra Bose was an Indian polymath whose research has extensively contributed to the fields of botany, physics, archeology and radio science. Bose is considered to be the first modern scientist of India for the recognition he received from the Royal Institution, London, where the most prominent British scientists of those days gathered and discussed their latest discoveries and inventions. He is credited to have laid the foundations of experimental science in India and was a pioneer in the area of microwave optics technology. He designed a galena receiver which was amongst the earliest examples of a lead sulphide photo conducting device. From a young age he displayed a keen interest in science and set his eyes on becoming a doctor. But he could not pursue a career in medicine due to some reasons and therefore shifted his focus to research. A very determined and hardworking person, he immersed himself deeply into research and made his findings public for the benefit of scientific development. Along with being a scientist, he was also a talented writer who set the precedence for Bengali science fiction writing.

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1896

He was also a writer and authored ‘Niruddesher Kahini’ in 1896 which was the first major work in Bengali science fiction

1895

He presented his first scientific paper, ‘On the polarization of Electric Rays by Double Reflecting Crystals’ before the Asiatic Society of Bengal in May 1895

1894

Starting from 1894 he experimented on the Hertzion waves in India and created the shortest radio-waves of 5mm

1887

He married Abala, the daughter of the renowned Brahmo reformer Durga Mohan Das, in 1887

1885

On his return to India in 1885 he was appointed as an officiating professor of physics in Presidency College on the request of Lord Ripon to the Director of Public Instruction

1884

He completed his Natural Science Tripos from the college and pursued a BSc from the University of London earning his degree in 1884

1879

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta in 1879 he wanted to go to England to study for the Indian Civil Service

1875

Xavier’s College in 1875 where he became acquainted with the Jesuit Father Eugene Lafont who instilled in him a deep interest in natural sciences

1869

In 1869, he enrolled at the Hare School before moving on to St

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