Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, 19 October 1910 - 21 August 1995

  title={Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, 19 October 1910 - 21 August 1995},
  author={Roger John Tayler},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={80 - 94}
  • R. Tayler
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
In August 1930 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar arrived in London at the age of 19 years and 10 months with the aim of studying for a doctorate at Cambridge. He had already published several papers, including one which had been communicated to the Royal Society by R.H. (later Sir Ralph) Fowler, F.R.S. During his sea journey he had made considerable progress towards the solution of the problem of the maximum mass of a white dwarf star, which was a key topic in the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics… 
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