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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Born (1910-10-19)19 October 1910
Died 21 August 1995(1995-08-21) (aged 84)
Nationality Indian, American
Alma mater
Known for
  • Chandrasekhar limit
  • Chandrasekhar number
  • Chandrasekhar-Kendall function
  • Chandrasekhar's H-function
  • Emden–Chandrasekhar equation
  • Chandrasekhar tensor
  • Chandrasekhar virial equations
  • Batchelor–Chandrasekhar equation
  • Schönberg–Chandrasekhar limit
  • Chandrasekhar's white dwarf equation
  • Chandrasekhar's X- and Y-function
  • Discrete Ordinates Method
  • Others in list form
Spouse(s)
Lalitha Doraiswamy (m. 1936)
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Astrophysics
General Relativity
Fluid dynamics
Radiation
Institutions University of Chicago
Yerkes Observatory
Ballistic Research Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Thesis Polytropic distributions (1933)
Doctoral advisor Ralph H. Fowler
Arthur Eddington
Doctoral students
  • Donald Edward Osterbrock
  • Guido Münch
  • Roland Winston
  • Jeremiah P. Ostriker
  • Jerome Kristian
  • Yousef Sobouti
  • Anne Barbara Underhill
  • Arthur Code
  • Surindar Kumar Trehan
Signature
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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) is an Indian Physicist. He received the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars".

He was born in Lahore, British India (now Pakistan). He died in Chicago.

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Exhibition - Science City - Kolkata 2011-01-07 9514
An exhibition on life and works of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was held at Science City, Kolkata, on January, 2011.
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