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Description - Truth and Beauty by S. Chandrasekhar

"What a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness, lucidity." Sir Hermann Bondi, "Nature" The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the NobelPrize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, including"The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes" and, most recently, "Newton's Principia for the Common Reader. ""

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226100876
ISBN-10: 0226100871
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - S. Chandrasekhar

S. Chandrasekhar has received many awards in his career, including the Nobel Prize for Physics, the National Medal of Science (U.S.), and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (London). He is the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.

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