Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Discovery, Inventions & Contributions


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Which of these was one reason that Chandrasekhar decided to accept a position as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in the 1930's?

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1. Where did Chandrasekhar attend graduate school?

2. Which of the following was one of the books written by Chandrasekhar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. The five questions in this quiz cover details about his education, professional contributions, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Why Chandrasekhar accepted a professorship at the University of Chicago
  • Where he attended graduate school
  • One of the books he authored
  • When a star will explode and collapse to form a black hole/neutron star
  • The contribution for which Chandrasekhar received the Nobel Prize in Physics

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a book Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar wrote
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a star exploding and collapsing to form a black hole and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's Nobel Prize in Physics

Additional Learning

Learn more about Chandrasekhar with the lesson titled Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Discovery, Inventions & Contributions. Here are examples of what's in this lesson:

  • How his focus changed after moving to Chicago
  • Several honors and awards he received
  • When his last book was published