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Google India home page honours scientist CV Raman on his 125th birth anniversary with a doodle
Google India home page has a Google-doodle depicting the scattering of light effect for which CV Raman had won the Nobel Prize in Physics. It is Google's way of honouring Raman on his 125th birth anniversary today. It also has a postage-stamp showing the picture of the scientist.
The face of the scientist appears behind the letter G in the doodle while the other letters in the Google logo demonstrate the Raman Effect.

CV Raman was born on November 7, 1888 in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. He had his higher education at Presidency College, Madras and passed out with a Master's degree in Physics. In 1917, he became a professor of Physics at the University of Calcutta.

Raman’s discovery was that when light travels through certain transparent materials, some of the deflected light shows a change in wave length and this effect is called scattering of light. The colour of sky is blue and rising or setting sun appears red due to this effect. This was a major discovery as it proved the quantum nature of light. It is also known as the Raman Effect in physics.

He won the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his discovery of scattering of light. Furthermore, he discovered the quantum photon spin in 1932. He died in 1970 at the age of 82.

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