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Round I

  1. When Dr.Chandrasekhar was born and died?

Ans: Born on October 19,1910 at Lahore now in Paksitan and died at Chicago on 21,August 1995

  1. Name the department his father worked in Government of India at the time of Dr.Chandrasekhar’s  Birth?

Ans: The Deputy Auditor General of the Northwestern Railways

  1. His mother was devoted to intellectual pursuits. Name the book she had translated into Tamil.

Ans: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House into Tamil

  1. In which year Dr.Chandrasekhar was Graduated?

In the year 1930 from Presidency College, at Chennai.

  1. Name the year and the University Which awarded him Ph.D.

Ans: Cambridge University in the year 1933

  1. Name the Paternal Uncle of Dr.Chandrasekhar who was awarded Nobel Prize for Physics

Ans: Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.

Round II

  1. When Chandra first proposed the limit that describes the  maximum mass of white dwarfs  1.44 times the solar mass during his fellowship at Trinity college in the 1930s, it was obstinately opposed by a  famous Scientist. Name the Scientist.

Ans: Arthur Eddington

  1. Name the  Scientist who has shared the Nobel Prize for Physics along with

Dr. Subramanian  Chandrasekhar?

Ans: William A.Fowler

  1. On joining the Trinity College, at Cambridge University he became a research student of a famous  Professor and Scientist. Name the person.

Ans: R. H. Fowler

  1.  Name the famous Physicist whom Dr.Chandrasekhar met when he spent a year at the Institute of theoretical Physics at Copenhagen.

Ans: Prof. Niels Bohr

  1. After the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research (LASR) was built by NASA in 1966 at the University, Chandrasekhar occupied one of the four corner offices on the second floor. Name the other Scientists who occupied the other three corners.

Ans: The other corners housed John A. Simpson, Peter Meyer, and Eugene N. Parker.)

  1. At Trinity College, on the advice of a Professor he spent a year, as a  part of his graduate studies in the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen. Name the professor.

Ans: Prof. P. A. M. Dirac

Round III

  1. Name the  last book published by Dr. Chandrasekhar at the age of 85 .

Ans: Newton’s Principia for the Common Reader

  1. Name the title of the two reports published by Dr.Chandrasekhar  during the  World War II during 1943.

Ans: On the decay of plane shock waves and The normal reflection of a blast wave

  1. Around how many papers did Dr.Chandrasekhar published during his carrier?

Ans: Around 400 papers

  1. Name  at least any three books published by Dr. Chandrasekhar  during his lifetime.

Ans: An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure (1939),

Principles of Stellar Dynamics (1942),

Radiative Transfer (1950),

Plasma Physics (1960),

Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability (1961),

 Ellipsoidal Figures of Equilibrium (1969),

Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science (1987), Newton’s Principia for the Common Reader (1995)

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes (1983). .

  1. Name the Journal published by the American Astronomical society for which, from 1952 to 1971 Dr.Chandrasekhar was the Editor.

Ans: Astrophysical Journal

  1. Dr.Chandrasekhar studied at Presidency College, University of Madras, and he wrote his first research paper while still an undergraduate there. In which organisation it was published?

Ans: The paper was published in the Proceeding of the Royal Society

Round IV

  1. Name the medal Dr.Chandrasekhar was awarded by the Royal Society in the Year 1984 for his distinguished work in theoretical Physics

Ans: The Copley  Medal

  1. In which year Dr.Chandrasekhar  was  honoured emeritus status by the University of Chicago.

Ans: 1985

  1. In 1952 he was honoured,  distinguished service professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Chicago.  Name the honour.

Ans: He served at the university of Chicago for his entire career, becoming Morton D. Hull distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics.

  1. Name  the  year and the Organisation, which has named the third of its four “Great Observatories’” after Chandrasekhar.

Ans: In 1999 NASA

  1. Name the Asteroid  that was  named after  Dr.Chandrasekhar.

Ans: 1958 Chandra

  1. In which year Dr. Chandrasekhar was awarded the Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society  for his works in Astronomy.

Ans: 1953

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  1. seriously, i tell u if me n my frnds- swani, aishwarya, aayushi were given 2 write a book on s. chandrasekhar , then v would never leave this chance coz v have learned sooo much about him for r science quiz

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