November 7 is celebrated as Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, more popularly known as CV Raman's birth anniversary. Born in the year 1888 in the Madras Province in India (now the state of Tamil Nadu), the Indian physicist held an important position in the world of physics. The Nobel laureate carried out some ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering for which he received the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1930 in Physics. CV Raman also became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1924. He was knighted by the British monarch in 1929. Throughout his life, Dr CV Raman has done some commendable work in the field of Physics. He also became the first person in Asia to receive the Nobel Prize in the field of science. His discovery in the field of light scattering changed the ways of Physics. She enlightened the world that when "light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength and amplitude." His findings were so important that this phenomenon, subsequently known as "Raman scattering" results from the Raman effect. CV Raman Death Anniversary: Twitterati Remembers the Physicist Who Won Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.
Social media is abuzz with motivational quotes, messages and facts about CV Raman to remember him on his birth anniversary. People are taking to various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to observe Dr CV Raman's birth anniversary. Take a look at some of the best wishes:
Some Facts About Dr CV Raman
Do you know..
- At age of 11-he passed matriculation
- At 13-he passed class 12th with scholarship.
— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) November 7, 2019
Such a Great Man
Water is colourless then why is the sea blue?
He researched, experimented, found clues
Combinational scattering of light was thus discovered and after Tagore we won the Nobel anew
— Siddhi Sankalkar (@SiddhiSankalkar) November 7, 2019
His Contribution To Science Is Unmatchable
Homage to Dr #CVRaman, who did India proud through his pathbreaking contributions to science,
— Ranjan Bhatt (MP) (@mpvadodara) November 7, 2019
Bharat Ratna Award Recipient
— Ramya Haridas 🇮🇳 (@RamyaHaridasMP) November 7, 2019
From All India Radio
In 1921 on a voyage from England to India, #CVRaman faced a question-Why does sea appear blue whereas a glass of water is just colourless? His research culminated with him being awarded the 1930 @NobelPrize in Physics for #RamanEffect
AIR remembers him on his birth anniversary! pic.twitter.com/gcjFMqJfu4
— ALL INDIA RADIO (@AkashvaniAIR) November 7, 2019
The man who brought such an important change in the world of Physics was honoured him with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in the year 1954. All his life, he served science and research and, in fact, after his retirement in 1944, he established the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore where he remained active there until his death.