Google honours Sir CV Raman, the Nobel laureate physicist in its doodle feature with his discovery, the Raman Effect, on his 125th birth anniversary birthday. (Photo credit: Google)
Google, has honoured Sir CV Raman, the Nobel laureate physicist in its doodle feature with his discovery, the Raman Effect, on Thursday on his 125th birth anniversary birthday on India homepage.
The postage-stamp-like Google doodle has Sir CV Raman's face appearing behind the letter G and on the adjacent stamp to the right the other letters in the Google logo demonstrate his award winning discovery Raman effect.
Raman was born in Thiruvanaikaval (now Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu) on November 7, 1888 to Chandrasekhara Iyer and Parvati Ammal. He studied in St Aloysius Anglo-Indian High Schooland then entered Presidency College in Madras at the age of thirteen in 1902. He graduated in 1904 in first place and won the gold medal in physics and received his MA degree with the highest distinctions in 1907.
In 1917, Raman joined the University of Calcutta as a professor of physics and conducted research at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS).
It was on 28 February 1928, he led experiments at the IACS with collaborators on the scattering of light, when he discovered the Raman effect.
His discovery showed that when light traverses a dust-free, transparent material, some of the scattered light changes in wavelength.
He was conferred a knighthood in 1929 and received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.
He joined the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore in 1933 and retired in 1944. He established the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore in 1945 and remained until his death in 1970, at the age of 82.