CHANDRA AND HIS STUDENTS AT YERKES-OBSERVATORY

Authors
Citation
De. Osterbrock, CHANDRA AND HIS STUDENTS AT YERKES-OBSERVATORY, Journal of astrophysics and astronomy, 17(3-4), 1996, pp. 233
Citations number
102
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Item about an Individual
Categorie Soggetti
Astronomy & Astrophysics
ISSN journal
0250-6335
Volume
17
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
1996
Database
ISI
SICI code
0250-6335(1996)17:3-4<233:CAHSAY>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
S. Chandrasekhar's interactions with graduate students in his more tha n a quarter century at Yerkes Observatory are described. His graduate teaching, Ph.D. thesis students, colloquia and colloquium series, and seminar series were all important aspects of this side of his scientif ic research career. His managing editorship of The Astrophysical Journ al, his one experience in observational astrophysics, a second paper h e wrote describing some of the early observational work at Yerkes Obse rvatory, and a third on ''the case for astronomy'' are all discussed. A famous myth about one of his courses is corrected, and the circumsta nces under which the ''S. Candlestickmaker'' parody was written are re counted. Chandra's computers, recruited in the Williams Bay community, are mentioned. A complete or nearly complete table of all the thesis students who received their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision, at Ye rkes and on the campus in Chicago up through his last one in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 1973, is presented, with references to their publ ished thesis papers.