JC Bose’s handwritten notes digitised

Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Offering a peep into his brilliance, the Bose Institute here has launched digitised versions of pioneering Indian scientist JC Bose’s handwritten lecture notes and diaries dating back to the 19th century.

As many as 12 digitised diaries — including Bose’s detailed notes that he had jotted down while attending the classes of Francis Darwin (son of Charles Darwin) at Christ’s College in Cambridge — can be accessed at the Bose Institute’s Museum here.

“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, told IANS.

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.

The institute was inaugurated by Bose on November 30, 1917 which coincided with his birthday. It recently kicked-off its centenary celebrations.

–IANS

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