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Authorised form of nameChandrasekhar; Subrahmanyan (1910 - 1995)
Dates1910 - 1995
Date of birth19/10/1910
Date of death21/08/1995
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1983 - jointly with William Alfred Fowler
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1944
Age at election33
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1962; Copley Medal 1984
RelationshipsNephew of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata (FRS 1924)
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1996 vol 42 pp 79-94, plate, by R J Tayler
References:
S. Chandrasekhar, 'On Ramanujan's Bust' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 153-157
L Mestel, '"Mathematics of the City of Heaven"', review of S Chandrasekhar, Selected Papers, vols 3, 4, 5, 6 in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 156-158
Raymond Hide, 'Mathematical Physicist par excellence', review of Kameshwar C Wali, Chandra: A Biography of S. Chandrasekhar in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 322-324
Sir William McCrea, review of S Chandrasekhar, Selected Papers. Vol. 1: Stellar Structure and Stellar Atmospheres. Vol. 2: Radiative Transfer and Negative Ion of Hydrogen in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 137-139
B Thrush, 'Mr Spectroscopy. Gerhard Herzberg: an illustrious life in science by B Stoicheff' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 351 - 352
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Royal Society codeNA3455
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1944/05Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000794Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyannd
PB/3/1/3/1Correspondence preceding Blackett's paper of May 1947 on Magnetic Spin1947-1948
RR/39/47Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'A general equation of state and the Debye–Hückel theory on the new statistics' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[October 1929]
RR/39/46Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'A general equation of state and the Debye–Hückel theory on the new statistics' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[October 1929]
RR/45/54Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'On the statistics of similar particles' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[October 1932]
RR/45/27Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'The stellar coefficients of absorption and opacity.— Part II' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[December 1931]
RR/45/26Referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'The stellar coefficients of absorption and opacity' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[June 1931]
RR/72/52Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On Heisenberg's elementary theory of turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar1949
RR/72/51Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On Heisenberg's elementary theory of turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar1949
RR/70/58Referee's report by Rudolf Ernst Peierls, on a paper 'The softening of radiation by multiple Compton scattering' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar20 September 1947
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
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