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S. Chandrasekhar : the man behind the legend

Author: K C Wali
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Containing some 30 articles by his former students, his associates and his colleagues, this book is in a sense a memorial volume to the life of Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, who has become a legendary  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: S Chandrasekhar; S Chandrasekhar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K C Wali
ISBN: 1860940382 9781860940385
OCLC Number: 51822675
Notes: Reprint. "First published 1997"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 223 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: "My everlasting flame", L. Chandrasekhar; S. Chandrasekhar - a personal portrait, A. Ashtekar; exploring general relativity with Chandra, V. Ferrari; Chandrasekhar and the end of time, R. Penrose; some memories of Chandra, R.M. Wald; Chandra in focus, S. Kumar; Reminiscences of Chandra, J.W. Cronin; some personal recollections of S. Chandrasekhar at Chicago and Oxford, R.H. Dalitz; a towering figure - reminiscences and reflections, L. Mestel; reminiscences about Chandra, R.G. Sachs; other papers.
Responsibility: editor, Kameshwar C. Wali.


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"Not a biography, this, but an album of verbal portraits of an austere, proud, cultured and deeply humane astrophysicist." New Scientist, Feb 1998 "The present effort is a fine one, and I recommend Read more...

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