Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Raman Effect - Nobel Prize in 1930

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 was awarded to Sir Venkata Raman. The citation read "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him". Here is a link where you can find the presentation speech delivered by Professor H. Pleijel, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on December 10, 1930 before felicitating Sir Raman.

Also, a brief history around Sir Raman's discovery clarifies many questions and doubts. So, here is an article which briefly describes the scientific research activities which was going on around that period, across the globe and corresponding events that could probably have lead to what we call "Raman Effect".

3 comments:

Rajesh Kumar 'Nachiketa' said...

Thanks Ritwick, Very good source about initial development in Raman effect.The original work appeared in INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. I am giving the reference:
C.V. Raman, Ind. J. Phys. 02, 387 (1928).

Utpal said...

@Rajesh and Ritwick: Having the source and links are all fine ... but how about one of you or both write a post on Raman Effect that could for the non-science, younger readers make for a interesting knowledge imparting read.

A post that would be useful for example to a standard ten student preparing a science project on Raman Effect. These links would help him but a introduction in simple language would be what he would ideally be wanting. In addition a post like that would encourage discussion among us - one of the primary principle of having a blog of this kind.

Let me know your thoughts.

Rajesh Kumar 'Nachiketa' said...

You are right Utpal. That is what I thought after this post by Ritwick. I will post a new article about Raman effect very soon.