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November 7 marks the birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate, Chandrasekhara Venkata.

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or popularly known as C.V. Raman was born on November 7, 1888 in Southern India's Tiruchirappalli. Raman's father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics, and this could possibly be the reason why Raman turned out to be one of the finest physicists of India.

Raman is known worldwide for one of his discoveries, the Raman Effect, and for this discovery, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. According to this theory, the inelastic scattering of photons by matter, meaning that there is both an exchange of energy and a change in the light's direction.

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  • Homi Jehangir Bhabha was one the first scientists from India who researched on nuclear program
  • In 1944, Homi Bhabha started a new unit in Indian Institute of Science
  • Due to his contribution to India’s nuclear program, he earned the title of ‘Father of Indian Nuclear Programme’

NEW DELHI: After the First World War, the topic of nuclear research was very much into the discussion. Every country was trying their best to refine their knowledge about the nuclear program. Homi Jehangir Bhabha was one the first scientists from India who dived deep into this subject. Homi Bhabha stressed upon formulating a strategy to extract power from the country’s vast thorium reserves rather than it’s going out for uranium reserves. This observation of Homi Bhabha was very much contrary to many of the countries. But for India, it experiments thoroughly explained our scientists the importance of nuclear research and energy.

When World War II broke out in 1939, Homi Bhabha was in India for a yearly vacation. But, due to the outbreak of the war, he was able to leave India. While he was forced to stay in India, he was persuaded by C.V. Raman to become a reader in physics at the famous Indian Institute of Science located in Bengaluru. C.V. Raman was a Nobel Laureate in Physics.

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