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- Weisskopf M.C., O'Dell S.L. & van Speybroeck L.P., 1996, SPIE, 2805, 2
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Indian-American Nobel laureate in physics. Widely known as "Chandra". One of the foremost astrophysicists of the twentieth century. Discoverer of the Chandrasekhar limit to the mass of a white dwarf (and much else besides).
For more information about Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar see "The Man Behind the Name."
- "Moon" or "luminous" in Sanskrit. The full name "Chandrasekhara" in Sanskrit is "Shiva" , one of the Hindu trinity. "Subrahmanya" is Shiva's son.