The renowned astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar worked on a variety of pathbreaking problems in his lifetime. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983 for formulating theories for the creation of the ‘white dwarf’ as the hydrogen fuel of stars of a certain size runs out. The Infosys-ICTS Chandrasekhar Lecture Series are delivered by eminent physicists. The first lecture in any series is aimed at a general audience, while the remaining are targeted at specialists.
Past Lectures
Andrew Strominger (Havard University)
04 January 2010, 16:00 to 17:00
AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai
In the twentieth century, many problems across all of physics were solved by perturbative methods which reduced them to harmonic oscillators. Black holes are poised to play a similar role for the problems of twenty-first century physics. They are at once the simplest and most complex objects in the...more
Ashoke Sen (Harish- Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India)
10 August 2009, 16:00 to 17:00
AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai
In these lectures Prof. Sen will review recent progress on understanding the entropy of black holes in the extremal limit, both from macroscopic and the microscopic points of view.more