Raman, Sir Chandrasekhara V.
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
dispersion, scattering, corpuscular light, polarization, Compton, Rayleigh
In the history of science, we often find that the study of some natural phenomenon has been the starting-point in the development of a new branch of knowledge. We have an instance of this in the colour of skylight, which has inspired numerous optical investigations, and the explanation of which, proposed by the late Lord Rayleigh, and subsequently verified by observation, forms the beginning of our knowledge of the subject of this lecture.