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Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
October 15-17, 2010

Symposium Opening Celebration

Opening Remarks

Robert M. Wald, symposium co-organizer and Charles H. Swift Distinguished Services Professor, University of Chicago

Robert A Fefferman, Dean, Division of the Physical Sciences, University of Chicago

Session I – Chairman: James W. Cronin, University Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Freeman Dyson
“Chandra’s Role in 20th Century Sciences”, University of Chicago   

Session II – Chairman: Abhay V. Ashtekar, Eberly Professor and Director, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Pennsylvania State University

Clifford M. Will
“On Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Post-Newtonian Approximation"

Roger Penrose
“Mathematical Properties of Black Holes and Colliding Plane Waves"   

Session III – Chairman: Donat G. Wenzel, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Jayant V. Narlikar
“Chandra’s Impact on Indian Astronomy”    PDF

John Friedman
“Instabilities of Relativistic Stars”

Session IV – Chairman: Saul Teukolsky, Hans A. Bethe Professor, Cornell University

Kip S. Thorne
“Black Holes”

Valeria Ferrari
“Gravitational Waves from Perturbed Stars”    PDF

Banquet – Remarks/Commentaries

Session V – Chairman: Peter G. O. Freund, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Martin Rees
“Chandra’s Scientific Legacy”    PDF

Session VI – Chairman: Eugene N. Parker, S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

James M. Stone
“Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics"

Priyamvada Natarajan
“The Formation and Growth of Super Massive Black Holes”    PDF

Session VII – Chairman: Peter O. Vandervoort, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Ganesan Srinivasan
“Chandra and the Legacy of Ramnujan”    PDF

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
“Galaxy Structure and Formation”    PDF

Session VIII – Chairman: Kameshwar C. Wali, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University

Rashid A. Sunyaev
“Scattering of Radiation in the Universe: From the CMB and Last Scattering Surface to Clusters of Galaxies and Quasars”

Gordon P. Garmire
“The Chandra X-ray Telescope”    PDF