Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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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