Born:19 October 1910
Died:21 August 1995
- He was an Indian American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States.
- He was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler for “…theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars”.
- His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes.
- The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him.
- His most notable work was the astrophysical Chandrasekhar limit.
- He worked on a wide variety of physical problems in his lifetime.
- He won Padma Vibhushan (1968).
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