Jagadish Chandra Bose
Twitterati paid tribute to scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, pioneer of electro-magnetic waves and inventor of an early version of wireless telecommunication on his 158th birth anniversary.
Here are some of the tweets
I’m honoured to share by birthday with the great Indian scientist Shri #JagdishChandraBose ji— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 30, 2016
Widely regarded as the first modern Indian scientist, Bose was born in 1858 at Munshiganj of then Bengal Presidency of British India, now in Bangladesh.
In 1895 in Calcutta, he publicly demonstrated wireless transmission of electromagnetic waves for the first time anywhere in the world, using the waves to ring a distant bell and thereby to explode some gunpowder, according to a biography at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, where he studied natural sciences.
The Daily Chronicle of England noted in 1896 that "The inventor (J.C. Bose) has transmitted signals to a distance of nearly a mile and herein lies the first and obvious and exceedingly valuable application of this new theoretical marvel", it added.
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, Google said.
He went on to demonstrate the similarities between animals and plants, particularly when it came to reactions to different environmental, electrical, and chemical influences.