Google Celebrates Nobel Laureate CV Raman's 125 Birth Anniversary With a Doodle

By Vivek

Google celebrated the birth anniversary of the "Human Computer" Shakuntala Devi couple of days ago by putting up a doodle in its home page. Today on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary of Sir CV Raman, India's most prominent scientist, Google has dedicated another doodle in his name.

Google Celebrates CV Raman's 125 Birth Anniversary With a Doodle


The doodle is not an interactive one but it looks like a postage-stamp with his full face behind the 'G' letter.

Sir Raman is well known for discovering the scattering of light also known as Raman effect in 1930 and he also become the first Asian and non-white to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

CV Raman was born on November 7, 1888 in Trichinopoly (now Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu). Soon after passing out of Presidency College, Madras with a master's degree in physics in 1907, he joined government service as an accountant and in 1917 became a professor of physics at the University of Calcutta.

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.

In 1933 CV Raman joined the Indian Institute of Science, at Bangalore and headed the department of physics. He was named the director of the Raman Research Institute in 1947.

Sir Raman passed away from natural causes on 21 November 1970 in Bangalore.

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