Insights propelled J C Bose: Francesco Marconi

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Kolkata, 30 Nov (UNI) Recalling the contribution of famous scientist J C Bose, noted Italian astrophysics and the grandson of Guglielmo Marconi, Francesco Peresce Marconi today said the former's quest for scientific truth was propelled by his insights, rather than ''formal education''.

''Bose did not have formal education, he worked on his own. His work was essentially based on trial and error method with a quest to decipher what lies beyond the horizon,'' Mr Marconi said, while delivering the 70th J C Bose Memorial Lecture here to commemorate the scientist's 150th birth anniversary.

Union Science and Technology Secretary T Ramasami said, ''Bose had the conviction to go beyond. He was one of the finest laboratory workers in the field of science and technology. He was motivated towards devoting his knowledge of science to the betterment of humanity.'' The event also witnessed the release of a number of books on the great scientist, including a special volume on his life and works in a journal 'Science and Culture'.

Eminent scientists, scholars and close associates of Bose were among others present on the occasion.

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