Amar Bose, a pioneer in acoustics and founder of a company noted for its portable speakers and headphones, died in July at age 83. Best known for his research in sound, Bose also held patents in electronics, nonlinear systems and communication theory. He worked for decades on an energy-efficient automobile suspension system.
Bose’s legacy at both his company and at MIT, where he worked on the faculty for 40 years, was that of a teacher.
“It is impossible to put into words what Dr. Bose meant to each of us, and to Bose,” said company president Bob Maresca. “He was more than our chairman. He was our teacher—always encouraging us, always believing that we could do great things, and that anything was possible.”
— Adapted from “Audio innovator Amar Bose, founder of Bose Corp., dies,” Alice Truong, Fast Company.