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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

1910 - 1995

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (; Punjabi pronunciation; 19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian-American theoretical physicist 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 3,029,141 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is the 157th most popular physicist (up from 159th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 9th 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 157 out of 717Before him are Rudolf Mössbauer, Hans Geiger, Peter Grünberg, Val Logsdon Fitch, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Hugh Everett III. After him are Michio Kaku, Willard Boyle, Murray Gell-Mann, Steven Weinberg, Donald A. Glaser, and Polykarp Kusch.

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Among people born in 1910, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 26Before him are Dominique Pire, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kurt Meyer, William Shockley, Lee Byung-chul, and William Hanna. After him are Ludwig Stumpfegger, Nathuram Godse, Helenio Herrera, Samuel Barber, Momofuku Ando, and Jean Anouilh. Among people deceased in 1995, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 19Before him are Adolf Butenandt, William Alfred Fowler, Dean Martin, Alec Douglas-Home, Jonas Salk, and Donald Pleasence. After him are Teresa Teng, Edward Bernays, Louis Malle, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, and Fred Perry.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ranks 10 out of 180Before him are Guru Nanak (1469), Pāṇini (-500), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Bhagat Singh (1907), and Kanishka (78). After him are Vasubandhu (400), Porus (-400), Asanga (300), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928).

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).