Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Retrieved by Joel Tohline on February 21, 1996 from address
http://astro.uchicago.edu/chandra/chandra.html

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:


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