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Papers, 1928-1995.

Author / Creator Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Description 240 linear ft.
Language English
Subject Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003
Cowling, T. G. (Thomas George)
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999
Kuiper, Gerard P, (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Lebovitz, Norman R.
Ledoux, Paul, 1914-
Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-
Littlewood, John E. (John Edensor), 1885-1977.
Reid, William Hill, 1926-
Swings, P. (Polydore), 1906-1983
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
American Astronomical Society.
American Physical Society.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
University of Chicago. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
University of Chicago -- History.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astrophysical journal.
Astrophysicists.
Astrophysics.
Format Print, Archives/Manuscripts
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2757100
Varying Form of Title Chandrasekhar, S., Papers
Notes Access restricted. For further information, contact the Department of Special Collections, University of Chicago Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-1502.
Astrophysicist. B.A., Presidency College, Madras University, 1930. Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1933; Sc.D., 1942. Research Associate, Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, 1937. Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, 1938; Associate Professor, 1942; Professor, 1944; Distinguished Service Professor, 1946; Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, 1952. Managing editor, Astrophysical Journal, 1952-1971. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1983.
Summary Contains personal and professional correspondence, notes, manuscripts, offprints, lecture notes, scientific writings, records of the Astrophysical Journal, awards, honorary degrees, biographical material, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Papers span Chandrasekhar's career and document his student years at Cambridge University, his teaching career at the University of Chicago, scientific research and writing in astrophysics, editing of the Astrophysical Journal, and connections with family members and friends in India. Because of his long tenure at the University of Chicago, Chandrasekhar's papers constitute an important source for documenting the development of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Yerkes Observatory, and provide much information on colleagues and students from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. Correspondents include Lawrence H. Aller, T.G. Cowling, George Gamow, Gerhard Herzberg, Gerard P. Kuiper, Norman Lebovitz, Paul Ledoux, C.C. Lin, J.E. Littlewood, William H. Reid, Pol Swings, John von Neumann, and others. Organizations represented include the American Astronomical Society, the American Physical Society, and the Royal Society of London. Includes notes Chandrasekhar took while a student of Arthur S. Eddington, R.H. Fowler, P.A.M. Dirac and others. Also includes notes for courses taught at the University of Chicago.
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