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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar - known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world - has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics, and applied mathematics. Before his death in 1995, Chandra had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some thirty articles by his former studentsSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar - known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world - has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics, and applied mathematics. Before his death in 1995, Chandra had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some thirty articles by his former students, his associates, and his colleagues, is in a sense a memorial volume. It says little about Chandra's great scientific achievements, but shows his human side and the various facets of his brilliant personality, his incredible memory, his wit, and the breadth of his knowledge of art, music, literature, and the humanities in general. The contributors to this highly interesting book are among the few who broke the seemingly forbidden barrier surrounding the very private Chandra and came to know him well in one context or another. They include Lalitha Chandrasekhar, Roger Penrose, Richard H Dalitz, J W Cronin, Robert G Sachs, Abhay Ashtekar, and Robert Wald. "Not a biography, this, but an album of verbal portraits of an austere, proud, cultured and deeply humane astrophysicist."...

Title : Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend - Chandra Remembered
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ISBN : 9781860940385
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 223 Pages
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Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend - Chandra Remembered Reviews

  • Taweewat
    2018-10-03 07:41

    It's a collection of different people who are related with Chandra in some way or the others. It is not really a good read in term of Chandra biography. A problem that I have is several people tell similar stories about Chandra as they simply heard about these stories from others. I wish that they will spent more time about their own personal story with Chandra as couple of them does, such as the one who help creating a bust for Ramanujan.