Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Biography & Quotes

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Chandrasekhar was the managing editor of _____.

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1. According to Chandrasekhar, stars with mass greater than the Chandrasekhar limit become _____.

2. At the University of Cambridge, Chandrasekhar won the bronze medal for his study of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly measure your knowledge of the life of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. You will need to discuss his life and the work he is most highly regarded for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll see if you know about:

  • The professor under whom Chandrasekhar was a research student
  • What happens to stars that exceed the Chandrasekhar limit
  • The publication he edited

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the effects of the Chandrasekhar limit in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year he retired from the University of Chicago
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work done by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and the awards he received for it

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this famous researcher by reading or watching the lesson titled Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Biography & Quotes. It will help you understand:

  • The first academic paper written by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  • Other scientists in his family
  • The university he received his B.Sc from
  • Chandrasekhar and his wife's life in the U.S.
  • Whether he was religious
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