All his death in 1995. Chandra’s greatest theory was

All things eventually die, stars included. But what happens after a star dies? Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar asked himself that everyday. He was known as Chandra, and he was an astrophysicist. Chandra is most known for his limit, proving that stars over a certain weight form black holes when they die. Chandra was born in 1910 in Lahore, which at the time was in British India, on October 10th. He was the third child of a ten child family. As a young boy, he was homeschooled by his parents and he had tutors. In 1922, Chandra became a student at the Hindu High School, where he was educated until 1925. At only age 14 he began studying for a physics degree at Presidency College, which was located in Madra. In 1929, when he was only 18, Chandra wrote his first academic paper, “The New Statistics” and “The Compton Scattering”. The following year, he graduated with a Honors degree in physics. He spent around 50 years at the University of Chicago until his death in 1995. Chandra’s greatest theory was the “Chandrasekhar’s limit”. Stating that, and I quote ” any white dwarf with less than this mass (1.4 million times the mass of the sun) will stay a white dwarf forever, while a star that exceeds this mass is destined to end its life in that most violent of explosions: a supernova”. Before Chandra discovered this theory scientists believed all stars, no matter the size, turned into white dwarf (an immensely dense star, its mass is comparable to the Sun, while its volume is comparable to the Earth). However this was not the case, and Chandra ended up winning a Nobel Peace prize for this limit. Unfortunately, before this chandra faced many challenges with other scientists denying his work. Chandra’s view was opposed by one of the top star physics at the time, Sir Arthur Eddington, who was also at the University of Cambridge with Chandra. As well as Einstein who publicly opposed his theory. Chandra was given encouragement shown to him by an astrophysicist, Edward Arthur Milne (who influenced him a lot during his time). This really helped him continue with his work as he was close to discontinuing his theory. Although he did not invent anything, he did come up with amazing studies on the physics of stars. As well as write many books on his theories. In conclusion, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an amazing physicist who accomplished many things throughout his life, and winning many awards for his accomplishments. He made a huge impact on science theories, and with his findings helping other theories become born. Without his findings we may have never know the reality of what happens to stars.