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Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Oral history interview with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, 1987 October 6.
Reminiscences about Otto Struve while he was Director of Yerkes Observatory and chairman of the Astronomy Department at University of Chicago. Also, comments on the Nobel Prize, its affect on recipients; discussion of the value, beauty, and cultivation of science.
Astrophysicist, born in Lahore India (now Pakistan). B.A. from Presidency College, Madras University, in 1930, and Ph.D. and Sc.D. degrees from Cambridge University in 1933 and 1942; appointed a Fellow of Trinity College in 1933. In 1936 Chandrasekhar travelled to the U.S. to give lectures at Harvard College Observatory and at the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago; he accepted appointment at the University of Chicago and came to Yerkes Observatory in 1937 as a research associate. He was made an assistant professor in 1938, associate professor in 1942, and professor in 1944. His appointment was expanded to include not only the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics but also the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute of Nuclear Studies. Managing editor of the Astrophysical Journal from 1952 to 1971. In 1983 Chandrasekhar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
University of Chicago.
Yerkes Observatory.S
Nobel Prizes.
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Krisciunas, Kevin, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA