And the Nobel Prize goes to….

Nils Wallerius (1 January 1706 – Funbo 16 August 1764) – a Swedish physicist, philosopher and theologian, one of the first scientists to study and document the characteristics of evaporation.

Adityam Hridayam, – A hymn composed in praise of the Sun God, by Rishi Agastya about 7500 B.C in which one of the verses attributes the process of evaporation to the sun.  The verse when translated states- Salutations to him who by his rays, consumes the waters, heats them up and sends them down as rain.

Astronomer John Herschel in his 1883 Treatise on Astronomy: The sun’s rays are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of earth. By its heat are produced all winds. By their vivifying action vegetables are elaborated from organic matter, and become in their turn the support of animals and man….

Adityam Hridayam Hymn (7500 B. C.): He is self-luminous and sustains all with his rays. He nourishes and energizes the inhabitants of this world.

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