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Chandrasekhar

[ chuhn-druh-sey-ker ]
/ ˌtʃʌn drəˈseɪ kər /
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noun

Su·brah·man·yan [soo-bruh-mahn-yahn], /ˌsu brəˈmɑn yɑn/, 1910–95, U.S. astrophysicist and mathematician, born in India: Nobel Prize 1983.

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British Dictionary definitions for Chandrasekhar

Chandrasekhar
/ (ˌtʃændrəˈsiːkə) /

noun

Subrahmanyan (ˌsʊbrəˈmænjən). 1910–95, US astronomer born in Lahore, India (now Pakistan). His work on stellar evolution led to an understanding of white dwarfs: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1983
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Scientific definitions for Chandrasekhar

Chandrasekhar
[ chăn′drə-sākär ]
Subrahmanyan 1910-1995

Indian-born American astrophysicist who studied the physical processes surrounding the structure and evolution of stars, and determined the limit (now named for him) regarding the growth of white dwarfs. For this work, he received (jointly with American physicist William Fowler) the 1983 Nobel Prize for physics.
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