Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Indian-American astrophysicist
Indeed, I would feel that an appreciation of the arts in a conscious, disciplined way might help one to do science better.More Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar quotes [09/28/2011 04:09:00]
The pursuit of science has often been compared to the scaling of mountains, high and not so high. But who amongst us can hope, even in imagination, to scale the Everest and reach its summit when the sky is blue and the air is still, and in the stillness of the air survey the entire Himalayan range in the dazzling white of the snow stretching to infinity? None of us can hope for a comparable vision of nature and of the universe around us. But there is nothing mean or lowly in standing in the valley below and awaiting thMore Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it.More Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.More Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar quotes [09/28/2011 04:09:16]
One may ask the question as to the extent to which the quest for beauty is an aim in the pursuit of science. . . . It is, indeed, an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful finds its realization in external nature. What is intelligible is also beautiful.More Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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