Anna Mani

(1918 – 2001)


Anna loved meteorology, which is the study of the Earth’s atmosphere and the weather it causes. She wrote many papers on gemstones (like rubies and emeralds), the Sun’s energy, weather instruments, and the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from the harmful part of the Sun’s energy. She improved instruments used to record the weather, making sure they were made correctly.

Anna was born in India to a large family (she had 6 other brothers and sisters). She loved reading when she was young, working hard to go to university.  When she was young, girls didn’t usually go to university. She got her degree in physics and chemistry in India and then moved to London to continue studying. Following an important role in the Indian meteorological department, she continued to work on wind energy after she retired.