Today, February 28, marks National Science Day, a celebration of CV Raman’s groundbreaking discovery of the Raman Effect. A Nobel Prize winner, the physicist made an interesting discovery about how light travels. The theory is widely used for microscopic studies, chemical analysis and imaging.
Raman effect is described as the change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules. When a beam of light traverses a dust-free, transparent sample of a chemical compound, a small fraction of the light emerges in directions, other than that of the incident (incoming) beam.
This day gives us reason enough to be proud of India’s progress in the field of science. In fact, we are feeling pretty inspired today. But, like any normie who didn’t major in the subject, my experience with science is limited to sci-fi films and shows.
I barely pay attention to practical sciences that have an effect on daily lives and I’m the first to admit it, its not something to be proud of. This Science Day, we vow to incorporate more science in everyday dealing because knowledge is cool. Here’s our little guide to knowing more about science: