S Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Chandra, was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. The year 2010 marks the birth centenary of Chandra. His unique style of research, inward bound, seeking a personal perspective to master a particular field, and then pass on to another was so unique that it will draw considerable interest and attention among scholars.As Chandra elucidates in the preface, "The various installments describe in detail the evolution of my scientific work during the past forty years and records each investigation, describing the doubts and the successes, the trials and the tribulations. And the parts my various associates and assistants played in the completion of the different investigations are detailed". It is indeed a remarkable and rare document, fascinating to read and experience the joys, frustrations and struggles of a creative mind.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 15 mm
The beauty and effectiveness of the book resides precisely here, it is a personal log that follows step by step the thoughts, trials and errors and eventually the success of Chandrasekhar's research. -- Mathematical Reviews "Mathematical Reviews"
The book is useful to those who are going to studying Modern Physics as well as History of Modern Physics. -- Zentralblatt MATH "Zentralblatt MATH"