Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani - Everything you must know

Anna Mani was the former Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department and made significant contributions in the field of solar radiation, ozone and wind energy instrumentation. 

 Mani started her research career at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Sir C. V. Raman. 

Her work on the spectroscopy of diamonds and rubies resulted in five research papers and a PhD dissertation.

Born on this day in 1918, Mani grew up in the former state of Travancore

She spent her formative years immersed in books. By age 12, Mani had read almost every book at her public library! She remained an avid reader all her life.

Between 1942 and 1945, she published five papers, completed her Ph.D. dissertation, and began a graduate program at Imperial College, London

She began working for the India Meteorological Department upon her return to India in 1948

Mani was also an early advocate of alternative energy sources.

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