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 Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858 - 1937)
Born in Mymensingh in Bengal, Jagdish Chandra got his degree from the University of Cambridge and thereafter he came back to India to become a professor of physical science at Presidency College, Calcutta (1885-1915), which he left to found and direct the Bose Research Institute, Calcutta.

To facilitate his research, he constructed automatic recorders capable of registering extremely slight movements; these instruments produced some striking results, such as Bose's demonstration of an apparent power of feeling in plants, exemplified by the quivering of injured plants.
His 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 physicists. Bose's experiments on the quasi-optical properties of very short radio waves (1895) led him to make improvements on the cohere, an early form of radio detector, which have contributed to the development of solid-state physics.
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