C V Raman

Topics: C. V. Raman, Raman scattering, Nobel Prize Pages: 4 (1087 words) Published: February 24, 2014
C. V. Raman:
Name Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Born
7 November 1888
Thiruvanaikoil, Trichinopoly, Madras Province, British India

Died
21 November 1970 (aged 82)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Nationality
Indian

Fields
Physics

Institutions
Indian Finance Department
University of Calcutta
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Indian Institute of Science
Central College, Bangalore University
Raman Research Institute

Known for
Raman effect

Notable awards
Knight Bachelor (1929)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1930)
Bharat Ratna (1954)
Lenin Peace Prize (1957)

Early life of C. V. Raman:-
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu on 7th November 1888. Raman was a very sharp student. At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Visakhapatnam (now in Andhra Pradesh), and studied in St. Aloysius Anglo-Indian High School. Raman passed his matriculation examination at the age of 11 and he passed his F.A. examination (equivalent to today's Intermediate exam) with a scholarship at the age of 13. In those days, it was a system of government that students who did well academically were typically sent to England for additional studies. So he was supposed to go abroad for higher studies, but after medical examination, a British surgeon suggested against it. Raman instead attended Presidency College, Madras. In 1904 he passed his graduation examination - he stood first and won the gold medal in physics. In 1907 he gained his Masters degree with the highest distinctions. Raman put through various significant researches in the field of physics. He studied the diffraction of light and his thesis on the subject was published in 1906. Raman was made the Deputy Accountant General in Calcutta in 1907. Very much occupied due to the job, he still managed to spare his evenings for scientific research at the laboratory of the Indian Association for Cultivation of Sciences. He resigned from...
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