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Dr.C.V.RAMAN

The Blue of the Sea

Raman’s journey to England and back was by sea. In his leisure hours, he used to sit on the upper deck of the ship and enjoy the beauty of the vast sea. The deep blue color of the Mediterranean Sea interested the scientist in him. Was the blue due to the reflection of the blue sky? If so, how could it appear in the absence of light? Even when big waves rolled over the surface, the blue remained. As he thought over the problem, it flashed to him that the blue color might be caused by the scatter- ing of the sun’s light by water molecules. He turned over this idea in his mind again and gains. Immediately after his return to Calcutta, he plunged into experiments. Within a month, he prepared a research paper and sent it to the Royal Society of London. Next year he published a lengthy article on the molecular scattering of light.

Raman never held the wrong belief that research could be carried out only with
foreign-made or very complicated equipment. No doubt, he imported some equipment. No doubt, he imported some equipment. But he prepared much of the equipment he used with the help of his students.

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Dr.C.V.Raman - The First and the genius Asian Scientist, who won the nobel prize
About Dr.C.V.Raman
Introduction
A Child Genius
Officer - Scientist
210, Bow Bazaar Street
From Accounts To Science
Professor Raman
The Great Teacher
Not a Minute to Waste
In England
You are Here! The Blue of the Sea
New Contacts
The Guide
Raman Effect
World-Wide Interest in Raman Effect
The World Honours Raman
The Nobel Prize, Too
A Keen Eye
In Bangalore
Raman's Day
'Use A 10-Kilowatt Brain'
Judging Talent
The Indian Academy Of Sciences
The Raman Reasearch Institute
Delight In Colour and Light
Interest in Music
'A General Practitioner in Science'
A Lion's Heart
The True Research Student
His God And His Religion
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