Today, the Google Doodle celebrates Anna Mani, a well-known physicist and meteorologist who was born 104 years ago and who made important contributions to weather instruments.
Anna Mani was a Syrian Christian who was born in Kerala, India, in 1918. She made many important contributions to physics and meteorology. Her research helped India make better weather predictions and set the stage for the country to use renewable energy. Mani’s habit of reading books influenced her career goals and motivations in a big way.
In 1987, she was given the INSA K. R. Ramanathan Medal for her important contributions to science. Mani worked in important roles for the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization. She used to be the deputy director general of the Indian Meteorological Department.
At the Thumba rocket launch facility, Anna set up a weather observatory and an instrumentation tower. The International Ozone Association was another group she was a part of. She also wrote a number of papers about how to use wind energy, ozone, and the sun’s rays.
Mani was born in Peermade, Kerala, in 1918. At first, she wanted to be a dancer, but she changed her mind when she realised she loved physics. She has always loved to read a lot.
Anna Mani was chosen to be a Trustee for the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore after she retired. She died on August 16, 2001.