Retrieved by Joel Tohline on February 21, 1996 from address

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Prof. Chandrasekhar was born at Lahore in colonial India on October 19, 1910. After getting his B.A. at the Presidency College of the University of Madras and Ph.D. at Trinity College, Cambridge (1933), he arrived at the University of Chicago, where he stayed until his death on August 21, 1995 (University of Chicago press release and Reuter's News Service press release).

He will be remembered for his insight, his comprehensive work, and not least for inspiring us all to a greater passion for understanding the Universe. A sampling of his wide-ranging and diverse work stands as a monument to him:

*An introduction to the study of stellar structure*

1939, QB801.C479*Principles of stellar dynamics*

1942, QB351.C46*Radiative transfer*

1950, QB461.C441*Plasma physics; a course given at the University of Chicago*

1960, QC718.C46*Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability*

1961, QC151.C40*Ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium*

1969, QB410.C45*Shakespeare, Newton, and Beethoven : or, Patterns of creativity*

1973, BF408.C46*Eddington, the most distinguished astrophysicist of his time*

1983, QB36.E33C480*The mathematical theory of black holes and of colliding plane waves*

1983, QB843.B55C48*Truth and beauty : aesthetics and motivations in science*

1987, Q175.C4530*Plasma physics, hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability, and applications of the tensor-virial theorem*

1989, QC718.C380*Stellar structure and stellar atmospheres*

1989, QB808.C470*Stochastic, statistical, and hydromagnetic problems in physics and astronomy*

1989, QB461.C470*Relativistic astrophysics*

1990, QB461.C4680*Newton's Principia for the common reader*

1995, ISBN: 0-19-851744-0

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