Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 249 x 165 x 18 mm
Chandra was exceptional in the range and depth of his researches, which extended over 60 years. This book offers authoritative assessments of his contributions, and their impact on our current understanding. Those who knew him and worked with him also offer their reminiscences, and fine vignettes of a man of extraordinary dedication and intellect. -- M J Rees "University of Cambridge"
This volume is a fitting tribute to S Chandrasekhar (Chandra), one of the greatest astrophysicists of all time. It contains wonderful chapters, suitable for the casual reader, that describe Chandra the scientist, Chandra the warm human being, and Chandra's impact on science and on people. And it contains lucid chapters, designed for working scientists and advanced students, that describe the modern state of bodies of science that Chandra pioneered. I recommend this volume to the casual reader and the serious scientist alike. -- Kip S Thorne "California Institute of Technology"
Chandra was not only a giant of 20th century science, he was a mentor and inspiration to generations of young researchers. My own career in the world of post-Newtonian gravity sprang directly from Chandra's work. And my own outlook on living life as a scientist was influenced by my encounters with him, first as his postdoc and later as a colleague. This book is a fitting and beautiful tribute to his many contributions to physics and astronomy. -- C M Will "Washington University"
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