Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes
Paperback 416pp Illustrated
9780349116273   Product Code: 18327
In 1935, a brilliant young Indian scientist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, delivered a radical paper that anticipated the discovery of black holes. It was in fact a mathematical verification of a theory that eminent British astrophysicist Arthur Eddington had proposed, but instead of welcoming the breakthrough, Eddington publicly ridiculed Chandrasekhar. This readable history describes the famous dispute and explains how it hindered the progress of astrophysics for decades.