Dirty dealings: Black hole in the world of astrophysics

Empire Of The Stars: Friendship, Obsession And Betrayal In The Quest For Black Holes, by Arthur I Miller, Little Brown, €22.

26th March, 2005

Empire Of The Stars: Friendship, Obsession And Betrayal In The Quest For Black Holes, by Arthur I Miller, Little Brown, €22.

On July 31, 1930, a young Indian scientist set sail from Bombay, bound for England and a new life as an astrophysicist. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (better known as Chandra) was on his way to Cambridge to work with some of the world's most renowned scientists and astrophysicists.

Settling in for the lengthy, tranquil voyage, Chandra began to...

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