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Bose, Sir Jagadish Chandra [Jagadis Chunder] (1858–1937), physicist and biologist, was born in the district of Vikrampur, close to Dacca, Bengal, India, on 30 November 1858, the son of Bhagaban Chandra Bose, deputy magistrate of neighbouring Faridpur, and his wife, Bamasundari. Though a Hindu, his father was one of the early members of the Western-influenced Hindu reform movement known as Brahmoism, along with his more traditionally Hindu wife....

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Gray, Louis Harold (1905–1965), physicist and radiobiologist, was born in London on 10 November 1905, the only child of Harry Gray, civil servant, of Barnes, Surrey, and his wife, Amy Bowen. He was educated at Latymer School and then as a scholar at ...