11/07
Celebrating the first non-white Nobel winner in Science

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 was awarded to Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him."

 

More details on Sir CV Raman and his work from the Nobel website 

 

There is a story that we would like to share here. Dr. C.V. Raman didn't have money to buy a spectrograph. So he shot a letter to G.D. Birla stating his demand in no less clear words: "Give me money to buy a spectrograph. And if you give me the money, I promise I will bring the Nobel Prize in one year." G.D. Birla fulfilled Raman's demand. And the rest is history..

 

Dr. C.V. Raman, who's birthday is today (November 7th) , went on to become the first non-white nobel laureate in any field of science.

 

"When you want something with utmost intensity, the universe conspires in helping you get it".


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