Neutron stars before 1967 and my debt to Chandra

@article{Salpeter1996NeutronSB,
  title={Neutron stars before 1967 and my debt to Chandra},
  author={Edwin Salpeter},
  journal={Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={77-79}
}
At least in his later years, Chandra was particularly famous for General Relativity, and throughout his brilliant career he was a model of mathematical rigor and elegance. I have never had a strong interest in General Relativity, I am mathematically about as sloppy as one can get away with and I have spent little time in Chicago. Because of this orthogonality, I have probably had less overlap with Chandrasekhar than most theoretical astrophysicists, and yet even in my case he has had a strong… CONTINUE READING