If you visit Google India today you will find the Google Doodle honoring C.V. Raman on its front page. C.V. Raman was born on the 7th of November 1888 he was born in Thiruvanaikoil, Trichinopoly, Madras Province in India. He died on the 21 November 1970 at the age of 82 Bangalore, Karnataka in India.
C. V. Raman was an Indian physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science. 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 deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman Effect.
Raman was honored with a large number of honorary doctorates and memberships of scientific societies.
- He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society early in his career (1924) and knighted in 1929.
- In 1930 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1941 he was awarded the Franklin Medal.
- In 1954 he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
- He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1957. In 1998, the American Chemical Society and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science recognised Raman’s discovery as an International Historic Chemical Landmark.
- India celebrates National Science Day on 28 February of every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect in 1928.
C. V. Raman Google Doodle
The Google Doodle about C.V. Raman appeared on the Google India Search Engine pages on the 7th of November 2013. The Google Showcased a picture (drawing) of C.V. Raman on it and also displayed the basics of C.V. Raman’s theory about light reflection.