Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Born: October 19, 1910

Died: August 21, 1995

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: 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.

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Source/Notes: From Chandrasekhar's Nobel lecture, in his summary of his work on black holes.