Country’s Who is Who : C.V.Raman


C.V.Raman(Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman. Born : 7 November,1888-Died : 21 November, 1970) was a scientist in Physics, who won Nobel Prize in 1930. His discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ made a very distinctive contribution to Physics. He was knighted by the British Government in 1929. He was also conferred the highest title of ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1954.
After earning a master’s degree in physics at Presidency College, University of Madras, in 1907, Raman became an accountant in the finance department of the Indian government. He became professor of physics at the University of Calcutta in 1917.
Raman was knighted in 1929, and in 1933 he moved to the Indian Institute of Science, at Bangalore, as head of the department of physics. In 1947 he was named director of the Raman Research Institute there and in 1961 became a member of the Pontifical Academy of Science. He contributed to the building up of nearly every Indian research institution in his time, founded the Indian Journal of Physics and the Indian Academy of Sciences, and trained hundreds of students who found important posts in universities and government in India and Myanmar (Burma). He was the uncle of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics.

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