New UK 50 Pound Note May Feature India’s Sir JC Bose
The Bank Of England has announced it will be redesigning the 50 UK Pound currency note, replacing it with a prominent name from the world of science and the name of Indian scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose has been featured in the nomination list.
At first the topic of some dispute however it’s currently a observation that Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose createdineradicable contributions towards the advancement of wireless communications resulting in the event of recent day radio. while not the radio, there would be no wireless communications, and no — GASP! — Wi-Fi to latch onto on your smartphones and laptops.
Bose never really expressed any interest in commercial telegraphy, encouraging others to use his research work. In fact, in 1896, he met Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, who had been developing a radio wave wireless telegraphy system for over a year and was trying to market it to the British post service. To his credit, Marconi has actually acknowledged the significance of Bose’s work in his writing.
Apart from being a physicist, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was also a polymath, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist. He made some significant contributions to the world of plant biology and his invention, a crescograph, helped agricultural scientists devise better ways of effective crop cultivation.
There’s obviously no dearth of British scientists who contributed immensely to our understanding of the world, but we definitely hope Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose’s name eventually makes the short list and his contribution is recognized for this great honour of getting featured on the new UK 50 pound currency note.
Despite his personal dislike of patents, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose actually holds the patent for the first solid-state diode to receive electromagnetic waves, and created a number of now common microwave components.