this page honors Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995)

deep fields

For images of deep fields, see NASA's Advanced X-ray Astronomy Facility "Chandra" site. The AXAF was renamed to honor Chandrasekhar.

"It does not … follow that beauty is experienced only in the context of great ideas and by great minds. This is no more true than that the joys of creativity are restricted to a fortunate few. They are, indeed, accessible to each one of us provided we are attuned to the preception of strangeness in the proportion and the conformity of the parts to one another and to the whole. And there is satisfaction also to be gained from harmoniously organizing a domain of science with order, pattern, and coherence."

— S. Chandrasekhar, Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science.

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