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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Unknown Amazing facts about Indian scientist C.V. Raman

With passion to share knowledge and to educate the bright minds of India on this National Science Day i.e 28th February RNB Global University, Bikaner shares the amazing unknown facts about Indian scientist C.V. Raman and his research. 

1. Sir C. V Raman was just 14 years old when he started attending his B.A Class at Presidency College.  
2. C. V Raman full name was “Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman”. 
3. C.V. Raman was the first Asian and first non-White to receive any Nobel Prize in the sciences. 
4. On a sea voyage to Europe in 1921, Raman curiously noticed the blue color of the glaciers and the Mediterranean. He was passionate to discover the reason for the blue color. Once Raman returned to India, he performed many experiments regarding the scattering of light from water and transparent blocks of ice. According to the results, he established the scientific explanation for the blue color of sea-water and sky.
5. Not known by many but Raman had a collaborator in this experiment. K. S. Krishnan, Raman's co-worker, did not share the Nobel Prize due to some professional differences between the two. However, Raman strongly mentioned Krishnan's contributions in his Nobel acceptance speech.
6. The ‘Raman Effect’ is considered very significant in analyzing the molecular structure of chemical compounds. After a decade of its discovery, the structure of about 2000 compounds had been studied. Thanks to the invention of the laser, the ‘Raman Effect’ has proved to be a very useful tool for scientists.
7. It is immensely surprising that Raman used equipment worth merely Rs.200 to make this discovery. The Raman Effect is now examined with the help of equipment worth almost millions of rupees.
8. The Nobel laurete physicist C. V. Raman was the first to be appointed to the post of Palit Professor of Physics in 1917 at the University of Calcutta.
9. In 1932, Raman and Suri Bhagavantam discovered the quantum photon spin. This discovery further proved the quantum nature of light.
10. After the independence of India, he was selected as the first national professor of India.
11. Raman was not only an expert on light, he also experimented with acoustics. Raman was the first person to investigate the harmonic nature of the sound of Indian drums such as tabla and mridangam.


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