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Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

Indian physicist

Padma Bhushan Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan FRS (December 4, 1898June 14, 1961) was an Indian physicist. He was a co-discover of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics.


  • This elegant generalization is mathematically very appealing; but physics means facing facts. You should take up case by case.
    • One should not value elegant math above physical facts. As quoted by Sundaram, R. (December 10 1998). "K. S. Krishnan—the complete physicist". Current Science 75 (11): 1263-1265.

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