National Science Day 2020: Scientist CV Raman invented the ‘Raman Effect’.
National Science Day is celebrated on 28 February.
This year’s theme is “Women in Science”.
CV Raman discovered the ‘Raman Effect’ on this day.
National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February (28 February). This year’s theme is “Women in Science”. Scientist CV Raman invented the Raman Effect. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this important discovery on the change in the rays of light passing through a transparent material. He made this discovery on 28 February. In honor of this discovery, there is a trend to celebrate this day as National Science Day since 1986. Please tell that CV Raman was the first scientist not only in India but also in Asia to get a Nobel Prize in the field of physics. Let’s know 5 things related to CV Raman.
5 things related to CV Raman
- Sir CV Raman was born on 7 November 1888 in the then Madras Presidency (Tamil Nadu) in British India. His father was a professor of mathematics and physics.
- CV Raman did his BA from the then Presidency College in Madras and was the only student to pass first class in Mathematics in 1905. In this college, he took admission in MA and chose Physics as the main subject.
- When there is no facility to advance in the field of science, C.V. Raman turned to a government job. He participated in the competitive examination of the Finance Department of the Government of India and he came first. After this, he worked as Assistant Accountant General in Kolkata in 1907. However, he remained fond of science and here he continued to do research in the laboratories of the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science and the University of Calcutta.
- CV Raman made an incredible contribution in the field of light scattering. Under this, when the light passes through a transparent material, the wavelength of the light changes during that time. This is called the Raman effect. Sir CV Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in the year 1930 for his outstanding work in the field of light. He is the only Indian to have received the Nobel Prize in the field of science.
- He was awarded the highest honor Bharat Ratna in 1954 for Raman’s influence only. CV Raman died in 1970 at the age of 82.