CV Raman’s Death Anniversary: 10 Truths about India’s Nobel Laureate
Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, popularly called CV Raman, was a Nobel laureate who discovered a new phenomenon of the scattering of light, called the Raman Result.
Raman was born upon November 7, 1888 and died on November 21, 1970 at the age of 82 due to cardiac arrest. On his death anniversary, let us take a look at a few of the truths about the 2nd Nobel laureate from India:
· He was born in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirapalli to an instructor Chandrasekhara Ramanathan Iyer and his partner Parvathi Ammal. Raman was their 2nd child. He had seven brother or sisters.
· He got education from Presidency College, Madras. He passed B.A tests in 1904, obtaining a gold medal in Physics.
· The physicist joined the Indian Financing Department in 1907, however took time out from his job to perform experiments at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science at Calcutta.
· In 1917, CV Raman accepted the Palit Chair of Physics at the Calcutta University. Palit Chair of Physics is a Physics professorship offered at the university.
· He found the peer-reviewed journal called India Journal of Physics in1926 In its 2nd volume, he released the post ‘The New Radiation’ reporting the discovery of the Raman Effect.
· Raman was not alone in his experiment. His co-researcher was K S Krishnan. It is stated that Raman had actually worried on Krishnan’s contribution in his Nobel approval speech.
· CV Raman ended up being the very first Asian and Indian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. Prior to him, only one Indian won Nobel Reward– Rabindranath Tagore for Literature.
· He as soon as shared that his inspiration for the discovery of the optical theory was the “terrific blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea.”
· Apart from the Nobel Prize, he received other awards and acknowledgments for his work. He was chosen as a fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1929.
· Not just optics, Raman also studied acoustics. He studied the harmonic nature of Indian musical instruments, such as tabla.
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