The Indian-American man was born today in 1910. He died on 21 August 1995 at the age of 84. So what's so special about S. Chandrasekhar?
S. Chandrasekhar researched and wrote a number of books that have hitherto been made reference to the structure and evolution of stars. His most famous theory explores the white dwarf star.
S. Chandrasekhar shows that the pressure of degeneration of quantum mechanics can not stabilize the giant stars.
His last book was titled "Newton's Principia for the Common Reader".
During his lifetime, S. Chandrasekhar was known for his passion and great love for science, especially in the sectors of astrology and mathematics.
S. Chandrasekhar indeed comes from a family of academics. His uncle was Chandrasekhar Raman, a Nobel-winning physicist in 1930.
The track record of education and career of S. Chandrasekhar is stunning. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
During World War II, S. Chandrasekhar worked at the Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.