NBA History of Science Seminar

Rajinder Singh, "Sir C.V. Raman and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930."

Rajinder Singh, Diplom-Physiker, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Raman scattering (in Russia called combination scattering) was discovered in 1928 by Indian physicists (C.V. Raman and K.S. Krishnan) and Russian scientists (G.S. Landsberg and L.I. Mandelstam) nearly at the same time.

In 1930 the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Sir C.V. Raman, while the Russians and Raman's co-worker were ignored.

In this lecture the reasons for this will be illustrated.