Chandrashekhar, Nobel Prize winner in Astronomy

Today is the birthday of India’s great astronomer Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar. Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983 for his contribution in the field of astronomy. He won the Nobel Prize while walking on the path of his uncle CV Raman. CV Raman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. He was born on 19 October 1910 in Lahore. His early education was in Madras. His talent was knowing in his childhood. He wanted to do something new in the world of stars. Subrahmanyam Swamy has written in his autobiography that his mother was a learned intellectual woman. Chandrasekhar’s father wanted him to somehow get a government job. But the mother encouraged him to study science and innovate in it, seeing his desire.

The tradition of science was already in his family.

When Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar was 20 years old, his uncle CV Raman received the Nobel Prize in Physics. In the same year, Chandrasekhar received a graduate degree in Physics from the Presidency College in Madras. Chandrasekhar, like his uncle CV Raman, wanted to achieve a major achievement in the field of science. He chose astronomy for this. In 1930, Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar published a research paper on the creation and elimination of stars.

Chandrasekhar gave the theory of constellations named White Dwarf. His extensive research and research work on stars and an important theory called Chandrasekhar Limit is considered a major achievement in the field of astronomy. Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983 for his work. Chandrasekhar had received the Nobel Prize jointly with William Faller.

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