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Remembering Sir #CVRaman, born this day in 1888. Known for discovering the eponymous Raman Effect, his genius was reflected in diverse fields. He had the child's eye.

Here he is explaining sand patterns on a mridangam to the legend Palakkad Mani Iyer:…
And here he struts into @StPaulsLondon and emerges with the now iconic Nature paper, explaining the real reason behind the whispering-gallery phenomena thereby disproving Lord Rayleigh.

Genius is that spark in the child's eye, nothing more.…
And here is #SirCVRaman doing what he loved most - dress up as a magician on weekends and have children gather round him. His magic shows were all the rage.

He holds in his hand a quartz crystal. (From the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, IISc Bangalore.)
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Remembering the great scientist C.V.Raman on #NationalScienceDay2019 . It is the date to celebrate his discovery of the now famous Raman Effect in spectroscopy for which he became the first Asian to win the Nobel in Physics, one of the major breakthroughs ever.
When C V Raman was being given the Nobel Prize, he looked around and realized that he was the only dark skinned person in a sea of white faces. and that he was sitting under the Union Jack. The fact that India did not even have her own flag, made him break down.
C.V. Raman was the first to recognize and demonstrate that the energy of photon can undergo partial transformation within matter. I still recall vividly the deep impression that this discovery made on all of us- Albert Einstein
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