Google doodle is celebrating the birth anniversary of Anna Mani. Let’s check out who she was and what is so important about her.
Anna Mani was born in Travancore’s Peerumedu. Her father was an engineer.
Anna Mani was Astronomer and physicist, who worked as the Indian Meteorological Department’s deputy director general.
She made vital contributions to the field of meteorological instrumentation.
She worked under Prof. C V Raman after graduating from Presidency College, researching the optical properties of ruby and diamonds.
She wrote five research papers but was denied a Ph.D. because she lacked a master’s degree in physics.
She studied meteorological instruments at London’s Imperial College.
In 1976, she retired as the Indian Meteorological Department’s deputy director general.
Mani never married because she was too focused on her studies and research.
She was a member of many scientific organizations, including the Indian National Science Academy, the American Meteorological Society, and the International Solar Energy Society.
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For her achievements, she was awarded the INSA K. R. Ramanathan Medal in 1987.
She suffered a stroke in 1994, which rendered her immobile for the rest of her life. She died in Thiruvananthapuram on August 16, 2001.