Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Birth
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Death 21 Aug 1995 (aged 84)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 90500965 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (19 Oct 1910–21 Aug 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90500965, citing Wheeling Township Arlington Heights Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .