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Chandra : a biography of S. Chandrasekhar

Author: K C Wali
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: S Chandrasekhar; S Chandrasekhar; S Chandrasekhar; Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar; Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K C Wali
ISBN: 0226870545 9780226870540 0226870553 9780226870557
OCLC Number: 21297960
Notes: "A centennial publication of the University of Chicago Press."
Description: x, 341 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Tracking the Legend of Chandrasekhar --
The Simple and True --
Choosing the Unconventional: A Family Trait --
Determined To Pursue Science: Lahore and Madras, 1910-1930 --
Discoveries, Personal and Scientific: Cambridge and Copenhagen, 1930-1933 --
Fellow of Trinity College: Cambridge, 1933-1934 --
The Absurd Behavior of Stars: Eddington and the White Dwarfs: Cambridge, 1934-1935 --
"I Must Push On in My Directions": Cambridge and Harvard, 1935-1936 --
Lalitha: Madras, 1936 --
Scientist in the Midst of Political Turmoil: Williams Bay, Wisconsin, 1937-1952 --
The Autocrat of the Editor's Desk: The Astrophysical Journal: Chicago, 1952-1971 --
In the Lonely Byways of Science: Chicago, 1972-1989 --
Epilogue: Conversations with Chandra.
Responsibility: Kameshwar C. Wali.
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