• A group of researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel reported that they had been able to pick up distress noises made by plants which was already shown by Jagadish Chandra Bose more than a century ago.
  • A physicist-turned-biologist who lived between 1858 and 1937, made pioneering contributions in both the fields.
  • He was the first Indian to have made a powerful impact on modern science, much before Srinivasa Ramanujan, C V Raman, or Satyendra Nath Bose.
  • He is also credited as one of the first contributors to solid state physics.
  • Bose is widely believed to be the first one to generate electromagnetic signals in the microwave range.
  • In 1895 he demonstrated how microwaves could be used wirelessly to ring an electric bell on the other side of a building.
  • And yet, Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian scientist who carried out the first transmission of signals across the Atlantic in 1901, is recognised as the sole inventor of the radio. His study of plants
  • J C Bose was extremely talented at picking electric signals.
  • The other thing he was extremely creative at was making instruments.
  • He used these instruments to try and detect the faintest signals from the plants.
  • The simple experiments of Bose revealed a high degree of similarity in the responses of plant and animal tissues to external stimuli.
  • In a way, Bose was possibly the world’s first biophysicist.


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