Chandra : Biography of S. Chandrasekhar eBook

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS (/ ˌ tʃ ʌ n d r ə ˈ s eɪ k ər /; listen (help · info); 19 October 1910 - 21 August 1995) was an Indian American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States.

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Kameshwar C. Wali
10,93 MB
01 Nov 1992

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Chandra is an intimate portrait of a highly private and brilliant man, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, a Nobel laureate in physics who has been a major contributor to the theories of white dwarfs and black holes."Wali has given us a magnificent portrait of Chandra, full of life and color, with a deep understanding of the three cultures--Indian, British, and American--in which Chandra was successively immersed...I wish I had the job of reviewing this book for the New York Times rather than for Physics Today. If the book is only read by physicists, then Wali's devoted labors were in vain."--Freeman Dyson, Physics Today"An enthralling human document."--William McCrea, Times Higher Education Supplement"A dramatic, exuberant biography of one of the century's great scientists."--Publishers Weekly

S. A. Chandrasekhar was born in 1945 in Thangachimadam, Ramanathapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter & Film Actor who known for his work in Tamil Cinema.