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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Birth: Oct. 19, 1910
Lahore
Punjab, Pakistan
Death: Aug. 21, 1995
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Scientist. He was an astrophysics professor at the Physics Department of the University of Chicago. He was among the first scientists to combine the study of physics with astronomy, and showed through his studies that there is an upper limit to the mass of white dwarf stars. This limit, known as Chandrasekhar limit, showed that stars more massive than the our sun can explode or form black holes at the end of their evolution. He also developed theories about the stellar atmospheres and the mass of stars. He became known throughout the world simply as Dr. Chandra when in 1983 he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics for his studies of the physical processes of structure and evolution of stars. In his honor was dedicated the Chandra X-ray Observatory in orbit around the earth since 1999. (bio by: Ruggero) 
 
Burial:
Wheeling Township Arlington Heights Cemetery
Arlington Heights
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: May 21, 2012
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