Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

1910 - 1995

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (pronunciation) (19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian-American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States. He shared the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics 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 2,792,043 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is the 159th most popular physicist (down from 147th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 7th 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, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 159 out of 721Before him are Robert H. Goddard, Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Rudolf Mössbauer. After him are Leon Cooper, Hideki Yukawa, Pyotr Kapitsa, Emilio Segrè, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, and Yang Chen-Ning.

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Among people born in 1910, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 27Before him are Jacques Monod, Samuel Barber, William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Byung-chul, and Helenio Herrera. After him are Nathuram Godse, Dominique Pire, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Jean Anouilh, Eero Saarinen, and Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Among people deceased in 1995, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 24Before him are Donald Pleasence, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, Jonas Salk, Teresa Teng, and Ginger Rogers. After him are Siad Barre, Milovan Đilas, Fred Perry, Murray Rothbard, Lola Flores, and Don Cherry.

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Among people born in Pakistan, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 9 out of 158Before him are Chanakya (-375), Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Bhagat Singh (1907), Porus (-400), and Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876). After him are Pāṇini (-500), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Vasubandhu (400), Asanga (300), Kanishka (78), and Abdus Salam (1926).

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