Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, ( 1988 – 1970 ) more popularly known as CV Raman the first Indian, Asian, Non-White person to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for his pioneering work on scattering of light and his contribution to science from ‘Raman Effect’ to ‘Raman lines .
India honoured Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Bharat Ratna , the Highest Civilian Award of the Country in 1954 .
“All of us have seen that the sea appears blue, but we know from routine life experiences that water has no colour at all.
Have we ever thought why water acquires colour in rivers and seas?”
These were the few of the words while delivering lecture in Noble prize Ceremony.
A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea.
It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
CV Raman acknowledges how he turned the available opportunity into achievement on implementing his ideas encountered in his life events.
Ask the right questions, and nature will open the door to her secrets. CV Raman
The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment. CV Raman
Science is a fusion of man’s aesthetic and intellectual functions devoted to the representations of nature. It is therefore the highest form of creative art. CV Raman
The essence of the scientific spirit is to realise what a wonderful world it is that we live in. CV Raman
I have a feeling that if the women of India take to Science, they will achieve what even men have failed to do. Women have one quality – the quality of devotion. It is one of the most important passports to success in Science. Let us not imagine that intellect is a sole prerogative of males, in Science. CV Raman
The true wealth of a nation consists not in the stored-up gold but in the intellectual and physical strength of its people. CV Raman