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S.Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend

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S.Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend

S.Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend By Kameshwar C. Wali
1997 | 236 Pages | ISBN: 1860940382 | DJVU | 2 MB


Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world, has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. Chandra died in August, 1995. He had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some 30 articles by his former students, his associates and his colleagues, is in a sense a memorial volume. It says little about his scientific achievements, but shows the human side of Chandra and the various facets of his personality, his memory, his wit and the breadth of his knowledge of art, music, literature, and the humanities in general.