Barely a couple of days after honoring “Human Computer” Shakuntala Devi, Google today devoted a doodle to Sir CV Raman on his 125th birth anniversary. Sir Raman won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for discovering the scattering of light also known as Raman effect in 1930, becoming the first Asian and non-white to win the Nobel Prize in sciences. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days 2021 sale: Top deals on mobile phones to look atAlso Read - Google's Tensor chipset on Pixel 6 series will be manufactured by Samsung: Nikkei
Born on November 7, 1888, Sir Raman’s discovery that when light travels through a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This was a major discovery as it proved the quantum nature of light. It is also known as the Raman effect. Also Read - Google Pixel 6 wallpapers now available for download: Here’s how to get them
His father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics at the Presidency College in Madras. Sir Raman joined college at the age of 13 and graduated at the age of 15. After discovering the Raman effect, he was confident of winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1928 but was disappointed when he did not win it. Despite getting conferred with Knighthood, he did not win the prize the next year either. He was so sure of winning in 1930 that he booked his tickets in July even though the announcement would happen only in November.
He also discovered the quantum photon spin in 1932 and also studied the acoustics of musical instruments. He died in 1970 at the the age of 82.