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Sixth CAC Lecture on “Sir C.V. Raman” by Dr. T.G. Ramesh
Sixth CAC Lecture on “Sir C.V. Raman” was held by Dr. T.G. Ramesh, Retired scientist of CSIR-NAL and Visiting Scientist, International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore, on November 07, 2019, at 4.00 PM, at MCA Seminar Hall, PESU Campus, 100 Feet Ring Road, BSK III Stage, Bengaluru-560 085.
BITES in association with the Department of MCA of PESU organized Sixth CAC Lecture on “Sir C.V.Raman” on November 07, 2019 at PES University. Prof. KNB Murthy, Chairman of BITES and Vice-Chancellor of PES University, welcomed the speaker as well as others present and introduced the speaker Dr. TG Ramesh (a retired scientist of CSIR-NAL, Bengaluru, and currently working as a Visiting Scientist at International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru). After that, Prof. HS Jamadagni, who attended the lecture, briefed the audience about the concept of CAC as well as its intended benefits. Prof. Jamadagni stated that these personalities have been regarded as STEAM celebrities and these lectures are to celebrate their contributions of paradigm shift to the common people. About 60 students and faculty attended the lecture.
Dr.T.G.Ramesh started the lecture by narrating the early pursuits of science by Raman during his student days and Raman’s interest in Physics which earned him gold medals at his Degree and highest distinction in M.Sc. He also mentioned how Raman got fascinated to work at Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (IACS) and at Calcutta University from a historical perspective. He mentioned that Professor C.V.Raman was the most outstanding experimental physicist that India gave the world and traced the events that led to the remarkable discovery of Raman Effect, a powerful experimental probe to decipher the molecular energy levels in gaseous, liquid, crystalline and amorphous states of matter. The Classical theory of Raman Scattering was covered in some detail with a brief coverage to the Quantum theory of the Scattering. Some typical applications of this powerful diagnostic tool in the broad field of chemistry and biology were indicated.
It was an emotional moment, said Dr. Ramesh, when Sir. Raman received the NOBEL prize and almost at the same time, he received a telegram from Gandhiji, who was at prison. Dr. Ramesh concluded his lecture by giving an insight about Sir. Raman’s dutifulness, dedication and simplicity that made him achieve Bharata Ratna. His works that brought a paradigm shift in the field of Physics. Dr. Ramesh was honoured with a token of appreciation by the Chairman of BITES.