Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

In this Indian name, the name Subrahmanyan is a patronymic, nae a faimily name, an the person should be referred tae bi the gien name, Chandrasekhar.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS[1] (October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995),[3] wis an Indian American astropheesicist wha wis awairdit the 1983 Nobel Prize for Pheesics wi William A. Fowler "for his theoretical studies o the pheesical processes o importance tae the structur an evolution o the starns".

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Native nameசுப்பிரமணியன் சந்திரசேகர்
Born19 October 1910(1910-10-19)
Lahore, Punjab, Breetish Indie
Died21 August 1995(1995-08-21) (aged 84)
Chicago, Unitit States
ResidenceUnitit States (1938-)
CitizenshipUnitit States (1953)
Alma mater
Kent for
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Chicago
Varsity o Cambridge
Doctoral advisor
Doctoral students
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tayler, R. J. (1996). "Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. 19 October 1910-21 August 1995". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 42: 80–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1996.0006.
  2. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. Bio-Chandrasekhar