C.V. Raman

Indian Scientists

imagesSir Chandrasekhara Venkata Rāman, FRS (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science in India. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the light that is deflected changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.

Venkata Raman was born in Thiruvanaikaval, near Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province,Chennai, in British India to R. Chandrasekhara Iyer (b. 1866) and Parvati Ammal (Saptarshi Parvati). He was the second of their five children. At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, and studied in St. Aloysius Anglo-Indian High School. His father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics at Presidency College in Madras, which Raman entered in 1902 at the age of…

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