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Chandra : Biography of S. Chandrasekhar - Kameshwar C. Wali


Biography of S. Chandrasekhar

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226870557
Number Of Pages: 352

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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"

Prologue: Tracking the Legend of Chandrasekhar
The Simple and True
Choosing the Unconventional: A Family Trait
Determined To Pursue Science Lahore and Madras, 1910-1930
Discoveries, Personal and Scientific Cambridge and Copenhagen, 1930-1933
Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, 1933-1934
The Absurd Behavior of Stars: Eddington and the White Dwarfs Cambridge, 1934-1935
""I Must Push On in My Directions"" Cambridge and Harvard, 1935-1936
Lalitha Madras, 1936
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ISBN: 9780226870557
ISBN-10: 0226870553
Series: Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.1  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: New edition