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Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman M.A. [Physics]

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930

Atomic Physicist. Molecular Diffraction of Light. Raman Effect. Structure, optical behaviour of iridescent substances. Acoustics, violin.

Raman lost Nobel Prize money to fraudulent financer. Meeting fraudster years later, he said: You deserve Nobel Prize for your cunning in duping Nobel Laureate!

Playful comment: Unfortunately Economics Nobel instituted later in 1969!

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C.V. Raman lost the majority of his Nobel Prize money to a fraudulent financer in India. However, this blunder did not deter Raman's spirit. It is said that Raman would end up running into the fraudulent financer years later, and confronted him. He told the financier that he deserved a Nobel Prize for "his cunning in duping a Nobel Laurate". Source: C.V. Raman's biography by Uma Parameswaran.

Playful comment: Unfortunately Economics Nobel was instituted much later in 1969!

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Name: Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Birth: 7 November 1888, Tiruchirappalli, India
Death: 21 November 1970, Bengaluru, India
Institution: Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
Award: "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him"
Subject: atomic physics, electromagnetism
Portion of cash: 1/1
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B.A., M.A. Physics: Presidency College, Madras.
B.A. 1904: first place, gold medal.
M.A. 1907: highest distinctions.
Research: optics and acoustics.