Friday, September 7, 2007

Radiotelegraph Technology

Guglielmo Marconi an Italian Inventor is widely believed to have invented the radiotelegraph for which he won the Nobel prize for Physics in 1909.

Jagadish Chandra Bose
had conducted the public demonstration of the technology at Kolakata in 1895 while Marconi's wireless signaling experiment in England was on May 1897.
Bose was never particularly interested in patenting his inventions.
Bose’s has now been credited with the invention of the first wireless detection device and millimeter length electromagnetic waves and is now considered a pioneer in the field of biophysics.



GooZoo's Den said...


I appreciate your blog. But answer these questions:

1. What is the corelation between what Bose was doing and what marconi was in England? Are you assuming Marconi copied the design from Bose? Do you have any evidence?

Saurabh said...

i dont think the author of the blog is trying to establish that Marconi copied anything from Bose and nothing to that effect has been said. The point is Bose's comtribution was never recognised or appreciated by the west untill recently and the whole credit was given to Marconi and the reasons for that are open to our speculation.

In schools it is still taught that Marconi invented wireless.

nuke said...

I have updated the post with couple of links. Please check it out.

Anonymous said...

If you go back to history of Bose. It says that the diary in which he mention about his invention was stolen and Marconi's friend was the one who met Bose.
I don't remember where I read that. But, please try to search about it.

Anonymous said...

The claim has been accepted by IEEE and the invention is now officially credited to Bose. I think this answers goozoo's den

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at could post it.


nuke said...

The pdf link is working fine. please try again

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Anonymous said...

I've read although Marconi got credit at the time it was later revealed that he had used 17 of Tesla's patents for his radio.