Jagdish Chandra Bose Google doodle marks 158th birthday of biophysicist, botanist & crescograph inventor
Bose's professional endeavors spread across many scientific fields, from plant life to radio science, and even science fiction.
Today’s Google doodle honoree has a long list of scientific accomplishments. Born in the former Bengal Presidency (present day Bangladesh) on this date in 1858, Jagdish Chandra Bose’s professional tenure was spread across several scientific disciplines, including biology, physics and botany.
According to the Google Doodle Blog, Bose’s work included radio and microwave science research, and he is credited with wireless telecommunication innovations. His accomplishments in the field of wireless communication earned him the honor of having a moon crater named for him — the Bose Crater located on the far side of the moon.
Bose’s crescograph invention — which is highlighted in today’s doodle — measured plant growth and movement, making it possible to identify similarities between animals and plants.
Marking Bose’s 158th birthday, the doodle illustration shows him at work with a plant and his crescograph. The image leads to a search for “Jagdish Chandra Bose” and has a sharing icon to post the doodle on social feeds or send via email.
As if the study of plants and radio science and physics weren’t enough, Bose also published “The Story of the Missing One,” a short story that is known as one of the first Bengali science fiction stories.