By D. J. Saikia, Virginia Trimble
This particular ebook incorporates a biographical portrait, bills of Chandrasekhar's position and effect on sleek technological know-how, historic views and private recollections, a number of of which seemed in Physics at the present time, and reports by means of prime specialists in components which Prof. Chandrasekhar pioneered. The stories, which seemed within the Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, are both in keeping with papers offered via students within the Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium on the college of Chicago in the course of 15-17 October 2010, or have been extra reports masking subject matters now not represented on the convention through different wonderful astrophysicists. It presents a glimpse of a few of the main fascinating parts of recent astrophysics as a tribute to Prof Chandrasekhar on his beginning centenary
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The answer lies in finding the correct equation of state for matter with density approaching ∼ 1015 g cm−3 , the density expected to be present within the core of a neutron star. M. Chitre at TIFR and V. Canuto at CCNY went through the exercise with the solution that Chandra’s influence on Indian astronomy 45 the limiting mass is around 2M (Canuto & Chitre 1973). A somewhat different line leading to the same answer was followed by Pandharipande in the University of Illinois at Urbana. Chitre was also guided by Chandra’s work on hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability to look at the stability of solar models.
Not that you had any doubts before, but you cannot come away from any of these without realizing that each made both extraordinarily many and extraordinarily important contributions to 20th century astrophysics. But be thou chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny (Hamlet, Act III, Sc. 1, to save you looking it up). 2. Degenerate stars, or, who discovered the Chandrasekhar limit? S. Shklovskii (1978) called ‘Stars: Their Birth, Life, and Death’ and claimed to have learned from it that the Chandrasekhar limit was really discovered by Yakov (variously Jacov) Frenkel in 1928.
She was 80 years old at that time. In that interview, Mrs. Ramanujan lamented the fact that a statue of Ramanujan had never been made, although one had been promised. When Richard Askey heard of this, his reaction was simple: if Ramanujan’s widow wanted a bust of her husband she should have it! Askey identified Paul Granlund, a distinguished sculptor at Gustavus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota. The passport photograph of Ramanujan, discovered by Chandra, was all that Granlund had! Initially four busts were made.