Birthday of Anna Mani: Anna Mani, popularly referred to as the “Weather Woman of India,” was a student of Professor C V Raman and a physicist.
Anna Mani, an Indian physicist and meteorologist, retired from her position as the department’s deputy director general.
Google is honouring Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani, who significantly improved meteorological instrumentation, conducted research on atmospheric ozone, solar radiation, and wind energy measurements, and published articles on her findings.
In honour of Mani’s 104th birthday, Google created a Doodle in her honour.
The 140th birthday of Indian scientist and meteorologist Anna Mani, who made a significant contribution to the development of meteorological apparatus, was commemorated by Google with an unique doodle.
According to history, Kerala-born Syrian Christian Anna Mani, who was born in 1918, made numerous significant contributions to the fields of physics and meteorology. Her work paved the way for India to utilise renewable energy and enabled the nation to produce precise weather forecasts.
Anna Mani, also referred to as the “Weather Woman of India,” was the seventh of her family’s eight children.
Additionally, she conducted research on the optical qualities of diamond and ruby under the direction of physicist Professor C V Raman.
She wrote five research articles after earning her B.Sc. with honours in physics and chemistry from P Pachaiyappas College in Chennai in 1939.
She moved to Imperial College, London in 1945 to pursue graduate physics studies.
When Anna Mani returned from London in 1948, she joined the India Meteorological Department in Pune and was in charge of setting up the meteorological equipment.
Later, Anna Mani held various important roles in the United Nations World Meteorological Organization and was appointed as the deputy director general of the India meteorological department.
She was awarded the INSA K. R. Ramanathan Medal in 1987 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science.