Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

1910 - 1995

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (pronunciation) (19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian-American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States. He was awarded 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 2,323,337 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 148th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 147 out of 659Before him are Hideki Yukawa, Georges Charpak, Donald A. Glaser, Leon Cooper, Julius von Mayer, and Isidor Isaac Rabi. After him are Hans Bethe, Javier Solana, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Auguste Piccard, Maurice Wilkins, and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

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Among people born in 1910, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 19Before him are Paulette Goddard, Eric Berne, Walter Schellenberg, Lee Byung-chul, Gerda Taro, and Jacques Monod. After him are Dorothy Hodgkin, David Niven, William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Helenio Herrera, and Kurt Meyer. Among people deceased in 1995, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 15Before him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Eugene Wigner, Gunnar Nordahl, Adolf Butenandt, Dean Martin, and Hannes Alfvén. After him are Donald Pleasence, Lana Turner, Fred Perry, Siad Barre, Aziz Nesin, and William Alfred Fowler.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 7 out of 125Before him are Akbar (1542), Shah Jahan (1592), Bhagat Singh (1907), Al-Walid I (668), Guru Nanak (1469), and Muhammad Iqbal (1877). After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Porus (-400), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Nearchus (-356), and Pāṇini (-500).

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

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