• The legacy of S Chandrasekhar (1910–1995)

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      White dwarfs; Chandrasekhar limit; relativistic degeneracy.

    • Abstract


      Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, known simply as Chandra in the scientific world, is one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. In celebrating his birth centenary, I present a biographical portrait of an extraordinary, but a highly private individual unknown to the world at large. Drawing upon his own ``A Scientific Autobiography,” I reflect upon his legacy as a scientist and a great human being.

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      Kameshwar C Wali1

      1. Physics Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1130, USA
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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