Prashad posted:Billy Ram Balgobin posted:D2 posted:Billy Ram Balgobin posted:
An amazing human being was he. I don't know how a person who was confined to a wheel chair could have known so much about the world that we live in. Sometimes I want to think there is some sort of divine power present in people like this great physicist. I took one class in physics and astronomy. Physics is not for me. Astronomy is much easier and interesting. Men like are truly gifted.
cant speak of astronomy without physics.
I know that. When an astronomer speaks of the distance of a hundred thousand light years across the Andromeda Galaxy one must have a little knowledge of physics to understand what it means.
A relative of mine whose husband (Guyanese) studied physics at the college of London in the early sixties told me about a Guyanese physicist by the name of Dr. Chandra who tried to prove that a spinning top defies Newton's law of inertia. This is what he said. I don't know if it has any merit to it.
There was a famous Indian scientist called Dr Chandra. NASA named an xray telescope after him. Is that the Man?
Chandra telescope was named after Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.