[1107.3460] S. Chandrasekhar: White Dwarfs, $H^-$ ion,.., Black holes

Authors: Patrick Das Gupta

Date: 18 Jul 2011

Abstract: This is a concise review, addressed to undergraduate students, of S. Chandrasekhar's oeuvre in astrophysics, ranging from his early studies on white dwarfs using relativistic quantum statistics to topics as diverse as dynamical friction, negative hydrogen ion, fluid dynamical instabilities, black holes and gravitational waves. The exposition is based on simple physical explanations in the context of observational astronomy. Black holes and their role as central engines of active, compact, high energy sources have been discussed.

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