This precise ebook incorporates a biographical portrait, debts of Chandrasekhar's position and influence on smooth technological know-how, old views and private memories, a number of of which seemed in Physics this day, and stories by means of major specialists in components which Prof. Chandrasekhar pioneered. The reports, which seemed within the Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, are both in keeping with papers provided by way of students within the Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium on the collage of Chicago in the course of 15-17 October 2010, or have been extra stories overlaying subject matters no longer represented on the convention through different special astrophysicists. It presents a glimpse of a few of the main intriguing parts of contemporary astrophysics as a tribute to Prof Chandrasekhar on his start centenary.
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