Sir Jagadis C Bose, Indian physicist and botanist, 1896.
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'Profesor Bose's Friday discourse on Electric Waves, Royal Institution, 1896.' Bose (1858-1937) was a profesor at Calcutta and studied the polarisation and reflection of electric waves. He also worked on experiments which demonstrated the sensitivity and growth of plants. Taken from 'The Life and Work of J C Bose' by Patrick Geddes published in 1920.