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C. V. Raman
* 1888 in Tiruchirappalli
+ 1970 in Bangalore


C. V. Raman     

Indian physicist, who carried out ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering,
which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics.
He discovered that when light traverses a transparent material,
some of the deflected light changes wavelength.
This phenomenon, subsequently known as Raman scattering, results from the Raman effect.

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