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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

1910 - 1995

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (; 19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian-American theoretical physicist who made significant contributions to the scientific knowledge about the structure of stars, stellar evolution and black holes. He was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics along with William A. Fowler for "...theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars". His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar has received more than 3,447,956 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is the 177th most popular physicist (down from 157th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Pakistani Physicist.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an Indian-American astrophysicist who is most famous for his discovery of the Chandrasekhar limit. This limit states that a star's mass cannot exceed 1.4 solar masses before it collapses into a white dwarf.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 177 out of 851Before him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, George E. Smith, Tsung-Dao Lee, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Emilio Segrè, and Polykarp Kusch. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, Alexander Prokhorov, Satyendra Nath Bose, James Rainwater, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, and Igor Tamm.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1910, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 24Before him are Dorothy Hodgkin, Walter Schellenberg, Ronald Coase, Dominique Pire, David Niven, and Lee Byung-chul. After him are Helenio Herrera, Archer Martin, Nathuram Godse, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Michel Aflaq, and Samuel Barber. Among people deceased in 1995, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 21Before him are Maurizio Gucci, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, Teresa Teng, Gerald Durrell, and Edward Bernays. After him are Lana Turner, Murray Rothbard, Donald Pleasence, Milovan Đilas, Souphanouvong, and William Alfred Fowler.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 11 out of 217Before him are Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Pāṇini (-500), Bhagat Singh (1907), Benazir Bhutto (1953), and Vasubandhu (400). After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Porus (-400), Abdus Salam (1926), Asanga (300), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), and Har Gobind Khorana (1922).

Among PHYSICISTS In Pakistan

Among physicists born in Pakistan, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 1After him are Abdus Salam (1926), Yash Pal (1926), and Nergis Mavalvala (1968).