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Round VI

  1. MICHELANGELO – What role this famous  painter has with Dr.Chandrasekhar.

Ans: He gave thought-provoking lectures such as Newton and Michelangelo which he delivered at the 1994 Meeting of Nobel Laureates held in Lindau.

  1. Dr.Chandrasekhar Was an Honorary member of a famous Institute. Name the Institute. 

Ans: International Academy of Science

  1. Dr. Chandrasekhr was one of the key founders of the Famous Institute at Chennai. Name the Institute.

Ans: The Ramanujan Institute of Mathematics in Madras

  1. Chandra was offered a chair at a Famous University in 1964 , he replied by return that he was not interested.

Name the famous University

Ans: Cambridge in 1964

  1. Dr.Chandrasekhar was very much interested in Literature. He has very much interested in Russian authors. Name the famous book he has read written by Dostoevski.      

Ans: Crime and Punishment

  1. Name the President of University of Chicago who appointed Dr.Chandrasekhar as Assistant Professor, in  the year 1937.

Ans: President Robert Maynard Hutchins

 Round VII

  1. ….there is no such thing as relativistic degeneracy

Name the person who has quoted about Dr.Chandrasekhar’s theory.

Ans: Arthur Eddigton , British Physicist who opposed his theory (Chandrasekhar’s limit) in early days of his life.

  1. (Chandrasekhar] was a classical applied mathematician whose research was primarily applied in astronomy and whose like will probably never be seen again. –Name the British Scientist who has quoted.

Ans: In the Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society of London, R. J. Tayler  wrote

  1. He was a great scientist, an accomplished teacher and a formidable scholar.

Name the Indian who has quoted about Dr.Chandresekhar in his Biography.

Ans: Kameshwar C. Wali

  1. I discovered what true mathematical elegance is from Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.” . Name the American astronomer who has quoted this.

Ans: American astronomer Carl Sagan, who studied Mathematics under Chandrasekhar, at the University of Chicago, praised him in the book The Demon-Haunted World:

  1. Chandrasekhar was one of the great astrophysicists of our time. He was also the greatest master of the English language that I know.” Name the famous Nuclear Physicist who has quoted this.

Ans: Hans Bethe, A Nuclear  Physicist

  1. It is my privilege and pleasure to convey to you the warmest congratulations of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. May I now ask you to come forward and receive your prize from the hands of His Majesty the King.- This is a part of the Nobel Prize Presentation Speech by a famous Professor. Name the Professor.

Ans: This Presentation Speech is by Professor Sven Johansson of the Royal Academy of Sciences

Round VIII

  1. What is Chandrasekhar’s  limit?

Ans: The value of this limit is about 1.44 times a solar mass. This was derived by Chandrasekhar in 1930, when he was a student. The Chandrasekhar Limit plays a crucial role in understanding the stellar evolution. If the mass of a star exceeded this limit, the star would not become a white dwarf. It would continue to collapse under the extreme pressure of gravitational forces. The formulation of the Chandrasekhar Limit led to the discovery of neutron stars and black hole.

  1. Name the space shuttle in which Chandra X- ray observatory is deployed?

Ans: Columbia

  1. What is Chandrasekhar’s number?

Ans: It is an important dimensionless number of magnetohydrodynamics,

  1. Apart from Chandrasekhar’s limit name at least any two major work done by him?

Ans: The major work done by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar includes: theory of Brownian motion (1938-1943); theory of the illumination and the polarization of the sunlit sky (1943-1950); theory of the illumination and the polarization of the sunlit sky (1943-1950); the equilibrium and the stability of ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium, partly in collaboration with Norman R. Lebovitz (1961-1968); the general theory of relativity and relativistic astrophysics (1962-1971); and the mathematical theory of black holes (1974- 1983)

  1. Name the first paper he published at the age of 18, still he was an undergraduate.

Ans: “Compton scattering and the new statistics”

  1. Name the Research laboratory he worked during World War II?

Ans: Ballistic Research Laboratories  at Maryland

     Round IX   -Name the year he won the award

  1. Padma Vibhushan

Ans: 1968

  1. Henry Draper Medal

Ans: 1971

  1. Copley Medal of the Royal Society

Ans: 1984

  1. Bruce Medal

Ans: 1952

  1. Gordon J.Laing award

 Ans: 1989

  1. National Medal of Science,USA

Ans: 1966

Round X

  1. Name the Academy which presents the Nobel Prize in Physics. 

T Ans: he Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Nobel Prize in Physics

  1. What is his mother’s name?

Ans: Sitalakshmi

  1. Which year he won the Nobel Prize?

Ans: 1983

  1. What his wife’s name?

Ans: Lalitha Doraiswamy

  1. Name the discovery for which he won the Nobel Prize

Ans: For his work in the theoretical structure and evolution of stars

  1. What is his Father’s name?

Ans: Chandrasekhara Subrahmanya Iyer


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  1. Mukund says:

    Hii, i am mukund from Kendriya Vidyalaya Crpf yelahanka banglore. I am going for a Quiz competition in Kv meg and centre , Banglore on 7th feb. The Quiz is on Lifes and works of Prof. Subramainayan Chadrashekhar. So this is a request from you , Please can you make some more quiz on this topic and Provide more imformation. Thank you

  2. chitra says:

    thanks for the information provided above

  3. surya says:

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