S Chandrashekhar

This is the man you read about if you are into the field of black holes. He’s the man who found out the Chandrashekhar limit, beyond which the star’s mass causes it to collapse into a black hole.

I found a really interesting snippet on Chandrashekhar‘s life at a place where I wouldn’t think of. Dilip D’Souza has a write-up on Chanrashekhar’s life. His work with Sir Eddington, his quarrels with him over the black hole, why he thought scientists were not productive beyond their 30s.

But, the best part (and, I liked this especially because I finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence) was this wonderful quote:

“Nature has shown over and over again that the kinds of truth which underlie nature transcend the most powerful minds.”

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