Truth And Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science

Paperback | October 15, 1990

byS. Chandrasekhar

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"What a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness, lucidity."—Sir Hermann Bondi, Nature

The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, including The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes and, most recently,  Newton's Principia for the Common Reader.

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"What a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness, lucidity."—Sir Hermann Bondi, NatureThe late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his ...

S. Chandrasekhar has received many awards in his career, including the Nobel Prize for Physics, the National Medal of Science (U.S.), and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (London). He is the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics, and the E...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.05 × 6.11 × 0.6 inPublished:October 15, 1990Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226100871

ISBN - 13:9780226100876

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Scientist [1946]

2. The Pursuit of Science: Its Motivations [1985]

3. THE NORA AND EDWARD RYERSON LECTURE
Shakespeare, Newton, and Beethoven, or Patterns of Creativity [1975]

4. Beauty and the Quest for Beauty in Science [1979]

5. MILNE LECTURE
Edward Arthur Milne: His Part in the Development of Modern Astrophysics [1979]

6. ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON CENTENARY LECTURES [1982]
Eddington: The Most Distinguished Astrophysicist of His Time
Eddington: The Expositor and the Exponent of General Relativity

7. KARL SCHWARZSCHILD LECTURE
The Aesthetic Base of the General Theory of Relativity [1986]