Chandrasekhar or Chandra Shekhar is an Indian name and may refer to a number of individuals. Etymologically, the name comes from the Sanskrit words "चन्द्र (candra)", meaning "moon", and "शेखर (zekhara)", meaning "crest" or "crown" which is an epithet of Hindu god Shiva.[1][2] The name may refer to:

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  • Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (1930–2004), Indian physicist.
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–1995), British Indian-American astrophysicist and Nobel laureate in physics.
  • Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888–1970), was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics.
  • Chandrashekhar Khare, professor of mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles
  • Chandra Sekhar Sankurathri, founder of free Sarada Vidyalayam School and Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology


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  • CHANDRASEKHAR (S.) — Subrahmanyan CHANDRASEKHAR 1910 1995 Né le 19 octobre 1910 à Lahore, importante ville de l’Empire britannique des Indes (aujourd’hui capitale du Pendjab pakistanais), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar est issu d’une famille nombreuse, aisée et cultivée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chandrasekhar — ist der Name folgender Personen: Jay Chandrasekhar (* 1968), US amerikanischer Schauspieler, Komiker, Schriftsteller, Regisseur und Mitglied der Comedy Gruppe Broken Lizard Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (1930–2004), indischer Physiker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chandrasekhar —   [tʃændrə ʃeɪkə], Subrahmanyan, amerikanischer Astrophysiker indischer Herkunft, * Lahore 19. 10. 1910, ✝ Chicago (Illinois) 21. 8. 1995; seit 1937 am Yerkes Observatorium tätig, von 1942 86 Professor für theoretische Astrophysik in Chicago.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Chandrasekhar — [chun΄drə sā′kər] Subrahmanyan [sub΄rə män′yən] 1910 95; U.S. astrophysicist, born in India * * * …   Universalium

  • Chandrasekhar — Subrahmanyan …   Scientists

  • Chandrasekhar — Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Chandrasekhar — [chun΄drə sā′kər] Subrahmanyan [sub΄rə män′yən] 1910 95; U.S. astrophysicist, born in India …   English World dictionary

  • Chandrasekhar — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chandrasekhar peut faire référence à : Homonymie Jay Chandrasekhar, un acteur et réalisateur américain Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (1930 2004),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chandrasekhar — biographical name Subrahmanyan 1910 1995 American (Indian born) physicist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chandrasekhar — chan·dra·se·khar …   English syllables

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