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November 07: On This Day

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November 07: Sir C V Raman (1888-1970) Birthday

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

He not only became famous for his work but put India on the scientific map.

won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for his pioneering work on scattering of light., he was the first Asian to receive any Nobel Prize in sciences.

Raman also worked on the acoustics of musical instruments. He was the first to investigate the harmonic nature of the sound of the Indian drums such as the tabla and the mridangam.

  • 1888, November 7 — Born at Thiruvanaikkaval near Tiruchchirappalli
  • 1892-1902 — Early education at Vishakhapatnam
  • 1900 — Matriculation Examination
  • 1904 — B.A., 1st Rank, Gold Medal
  • 1906 — First paper published in Philosopical Magazine, London
  • 1907 — M.A.; Financial Civil Service Examination, 1st Rank
    • Married Lokasundari
    • Posted as Assistant Accountant-General, Indian Finance Department, Calcutta
    • Starts working at the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (IACS), Calcutta
  • 1921 — First visit abroad (to England)
  • 1924 — Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, London
  • 1928, February 28 — Discovery of the Raman Effect in Calcutta at the IACS
  • 1928, March 16 — First public lecture on the Raman Effect before the South Indian Science Association at Central College, Bangalore
  • 1930 — Nobel Prize for Physics
    • Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
  • 1933, March 31 — Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 1934 — Indian Academy of Sciences started by Raman
  • 1948 — Raman Research Institute established.
  • 1954 — Bharat Ratna
  • 1970, November 21 — Passed away in Bangalore

November 07: Prof. Marie Curie (1867-1934) Birthday

Prof. Marie Sklodowska Curie was a Polish-French chemist and physicist whose celebrated experiments (1898) on uranium minerals led to discovery of two new elements polonium and radium.

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice.

Marie married French physicist Pierre Curie on July 26, 1895.

Her family won five Nobel awards in two generations

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