Bose, Jagadis Chandra, Sir
1858 - Born on the 30th of November, in Mymensingh, Bengal. Indian plant physiologist and physicist whose invention of highly sensitive instruments for the detection of minute responses by living organisms to external stimuli enabled him to anticipate the parallelism between animal and plant tissues noted by later biophysicists.
1880 - He was later sent to a hostel in an English school in Calcutta. After his graduation from Sr. Xavier’s College in Calcutta, Bose left for England for further studies.
1884 - Bose took his B.A. degree in the natural sciences with Physics, Chemistry, and Botany, from Cambridge, and simultaneously a B.Sc. degree from the University of London.
1885 - Bose became the officiating Professor of Physics at the prestigious Presidency College in Calcutta.
1895 - Bose designed a wireless telegraphy system with very sensitive receivers.
1902-1906 - Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose had two of his pioneering books published. The first, Response in the Living and Non-Living was published and Plant Responses.
1917 - He set up the Bose Temple of Learning in Calcutta which trains international scientists even today.
1920 - He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
1937 - Died on November 23rd on Giridih, Bengal Presidency, British India.
1997 - According to the June edition of the journal published by the U.S.-based Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world, installed at the National Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., was built on a device originally developed by Bose.
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