C. V. Raman and the Discovery of the Raman Effect

  title={C. V. Raman and the Discovery of the Raman Effect},
  author={Rajinder Singh},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  • Rajinder Singh
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
Abstract. In 1928 the Indian physicist C. V. Raman (1888-1970) discovered the effect named after him virtually simultaneously with the Russian physicists G. S. Landsberg (1890-1957) and L. I. Mandelstam (1879-1944). I first provide a biographical sketch of Raman through his years in Calcutta (1907-1932) and Bangalore (after 1932). I then discuss his scientific work in acoustics, astronomy, and optics up to 1928, including his views on Albert Einstein's light-quantum hypothesis and on Arthur… 
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