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Interesting facts and biography of C. V. Raman

C. V. Raman was a famous Indian scientist. He is famous for his discovery of raman effect and raman scattering.
  • He was born on 7 November, 1888 in tiruchirappalli, Chennai. His full name was Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.
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    C. V. Raman (1888-1970)
  • His father was Chandrasekhar Iyer and his mother was Parvathi Ammal. His father was a lecturer of mathematics and physics. C. V. Raman married to Lokasundar Ammal on 6 may,1907. They had two sons.
  • He studied at St. Aloysius Anglo Indian high school. He did his B. A. degree in physics from the presidency college of Madras. He completed his M. A degree in 1907. He was a meritorious student.
  • At first he took a government job and later switched to the university of Calcutta as a professor of physics. Beside professorship, he was also doing research at Indian association for the cultivation of science, Calcutta. During this time he discovered raman scattering and raman effect with the help of K. S. Krishnan. For these discovery he won Nobel prize in 1930.
  • He became the assistant director of IISc, Bangalore in 1934. His main area of research was optics. He carried out his research and found many interesting things in optics.
  • After the independence of India, he was selected as the first national professor of India.
  • He founded the raman research Institute in Bangalore in 1943. He worked there till his death.
  • He won many prestigious awards. Such as- Nobel pride (1930), bharat ratna (1954), Lenin peace prize (1957). He was selected as a member of royal society in 1924.
  • He was died on 21 November, 1970. To remember the great discovery of raman effect, every year on 28 February national science day is celebrated in India. 

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