Google Celebrates 125th Birthday Of CV Raman With Today’s Doodle
CV Raman’s 125th birthday has been honored by Google, as the today’s Google Doodle showcases his portrait in the form of Google letters.
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was an Indian physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.
Definition of Raman effect on Encyclopedia Britinnica: When a beam of light traverses a dust-free, transparent sample of a chemical compound, a small fraction of the light emerges in directions other than that of the incident beam. Most of this scattered light is of unchanged wavelength. A small part, however, has wavelengths different from that of the incident light; its presence is a result of the Raman effect. Google continues to please everyone with its Doodles.