Jagadish Chandra Bose represents that rare breed of scientists who belonged to the future than to the time they lived. When the world of science was totally dominated by the binary conflict between materialism and vitalism, he charted a new course that looked beyond the binaries. Today as science grows deeper and enlarges its canvas broader, Bose’s pioneering work receives more attention.
Offering glimpses into his brilliance, the Bose Institute in Kolkata has released digitised versions of handwritten lecture notes and diaries of his dating back to the 19th century.
Around 12 digitised diaries, including Bose's detailed notes that he had jotted down while attending classes of Francis Darwin (son of Charles Darwin) at Christ's College in Cambridge can be accessed at the Bose Institute's Museum in Kolkata.
The diaries and letters have been organised and given proper headlines based on content. They are made into book formats but we have also put them up in a digital form in a special touch-screen information kiosk.Museum curator Ishani Chatterjee
Bose is acknowledged as the father of modern scientific research in India. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. Chatterjee said the digitised pages of his diaries also include his meticulous notes on constructing scientific instruments.
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With Inputs from IANS
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