Fri, 21 Apr 2023

JC Bose

In News: Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel picks up distress noises made by plants reinforcing J.C. Bose’s demonstration on plants behavior.

About J.C Bose:

  • Jagadish Chandra Bose was a pioneering Indian scientist who demonstrated that plants can feel pleasure and pain like animals.
  • He was the first Indian to make a powerful impact on modern science, ahead of Srinivasa Ramanujan, C V Raman, or Satyendra Nath Bose.
  • He is remembered for his work on wireless transmission of signals, physiology of plants besides being credited as one of the first contributors to solid-state physics.
  • He generated electromagnetic signals in the microwave range and was the first to come up with radio receivers that enabled wireless telegraphy.
  • Bose used instruments to detect the faintest signals from the plants and studied the biology of movements, feelings, and nervous systems.
  • His work on the physiology of plants marked the first demonstration that plants could feel pleasure and pain just like animals.
  • Bose's refusal to obtain patents for his work and make money from science deprived him of the Nobel Prize.


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