Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Quotes (10 quotes)
“All the standard equations of mathematical physics can be solved in the Kerr spacetime.”
From Chandrasekhar's Nobel lecture, in his summary of his work on black holes.
“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”
Someone to Love (film, 1987). The film was released after his death, and it was Orson's final film appearance.
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”
Einstein and the Poet (1983)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, (30 March 1961)
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Picture Source: WikipediaSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Born: October 19, 1910
Died: August 21, 1995 (aged 84)
Bio: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS, was an Indian-American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him.