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C. V. Raman

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Dates

November 7, 1888 – November 21, 1970

Authorized Form of Name

Raman, C. V., 1888-1970

Additional Forms of Names

Raman, C. V., Sir (Chandrasekhara Venkata), 1888-1970

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata, 1888-1970

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata, Sir, 1888-1970

Venkata Raman, Chandrasekhara, 1888-1970

சந்திரசேகர, வெங்கடராமன், 1888-1970

Biography

Abstract

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman won the 1930 Nobel prize in Physics "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him." He held positions at Calcutta University and the Indian Institute of Science, and founded the Raman Research Institute.

Important Dates

November 7, 1888Birth, Tiruchchirāppalli (India).

1904Obtained BSc degree in Physics, Presidency College, University of Madras, Chennai (India).

1907Initially decided to pursue a non-scientific career, Indian Finance Department.

1907Obtained MA degree, Presidency College, University of Madras, Chennai (India).

1918Palit Chair of Physics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata (India).

1919Honorary Secretary, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (India).

1922Published "Molecular Diffraction of Light".

1924Fellow, Royal Society.

1928Discovered the Radiation Effect, now called the Raman Effect.

1929Knighted.

1930Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him".

1933 – 1948Professor of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India).

1948Director and Founder, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore (India).

1970Death, Bangalore (India).

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Tiruchchirāppalli (India)

Undergraduate Education

Chennai (India)

Graduate Education

Chennai (India)

Employment

Kolkata (India)

Bangalore (India)

Death

Bangalore (India)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Electromagnetism.

Radiation.

Raman effect.

Relationships

People

Family

Ammal, Lokasundari

Wife, married 1907.

Ayyar, C. S.

Brother.

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Nephew.

Advisors & Collaborators

Chandrasekhar, S. (Sivaramakrishna), 1930-

Advised by Raman at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.

Chandrasekharan, Venkataraman

Advised by Raman at University of Bangalore.

Jones, R. Ll.

Advisor at Presidency College, University of Madras.

Khastgir, S. R. (Satis Ranjan), 1898-1973

Advised by Raman at University of Calcutta.

Krishnan, Kariamanikkam Srinivasa, 1898-1961

Advised by Raman at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.

Krishnan, R. S. (Rappal Sangameswara)

Advised by Raman at University of Madras.

Mitra, Sisir Kumar, 1890-1963

Advised by Raman at University of Calcutta.

Ramachandran, G. N.

Advised by Raman at University of Bangalore.

Ramaseshan, S. (Sivaraj), 1923-

Advised by Raman at Nagpur University.

Thosar, B. V.

Advised by Raman at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Additional

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-

Jayaraman, A. (Aiyasami), 1926-

Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946

Peters, B. (Bernard), 1910-

Ramachandra Rao, C.

Segrè, Emilio

Venkataraman, G. (Ganesan), 1932-

Wilson, W. (William), b. 1875

Institutions

Major Positions

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Professor.

Raman Research Institute

Founder and Director.

University of Calcutta

Palit Chair of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Honorary Secretary.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Fellow.

University of Madras

Received BSc in Physics (1904) and MA in Physics (1907), Presidency College.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Chandrasekhara V. Raman papers, 1930-1975.

Raman Research Institute

Bangalore

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940).

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Subject

Bernard Peters papers, 1947-1992.

Niels Bohr Archive

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gilbert Newton Lewis papers, 1908-1945.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Indian Scientist Collection, 1941-1971.

Raman Research Institute

Bangalore

Oral history interview of Betty Compton, 1968 April 11 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segrè, 1964 May 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Max Born, 1960 June 1, 1962 October 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with S. Chandrasekhar, 1977 May 17, 18 and October 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

W. Wilson papers, 1910-1957; 1960-1985.

Royal Holloway College Library

University of London

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, England UK

Published Resources

Author

C.V. Raman : a pictorial biography / compiled by S. Ramaseshan and C. Ramachandra Rao.

Scientific papers of C. V. Raman / Sir C.V. Raman ; edited by S. Ramaseshan.

The new physics; talks on aspects of science.

Subject

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman / A. Jayaraman.

Journey into light: life and science of C. V. Raman/ G. Venkataraman.

Raman and his effect / G. Venkataraman.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Nobel Prize biography.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, 1888-7th November-1948 / [Symposium on crystal physics] Jubilee volume of original papers presented in commemoration of his sixtieth birthday.