Empire of the Stars

    Empire of the Stars

    Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

    Arthur I Miller

    Abacus 2006

    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.

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