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Nobel Laurets of India

Dr. Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman

Dr. Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman was one of the great Indian who recieved the Nobel prize.He was born in 1888 and passed away in 1970. He was a very great Physicist. His pioneering research work on molecular scattering of light, the phenomenon that causes changes in the nature of light when it passes through a transparent medium-solid, liquid or gaseous-culminated in his getting the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

Raman was interested in Physical optics and it started in his fascination of colour. He conducted a series of experiments, Raman used a mercury arc and a spectograph. He obtained some new lines in the spectrum on passing the sun rays through different substances. These lines were later called 'Raman Lines' and the discovery, the' Raman effect'