An international conference to commemorate the birth centenary of Professor S. Chandrasekhar will be held during December 7-11, 2010 at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. The conference will focus on fields in which Prof. Chandrasekhar worked during his lifetime. Topics include: stellar structure and evolution, stellar dynamics, stellar and planetary atmospheres, astrophysical fluids and plasmas, compact objects and general relativity and black holes.

List of confirmed Speakers

  • H. M. Antia
  • H. C. Bhatt
  • D. Bhattacharya
  • J. Binney
  • R. Blandford
  • A. Brandenburg
  • A. R. Choudhuri
  • P. Eggleton
  • J. Goodman
  • B. Iyer
  • B. C. Low
  • D. Merritt
  • T. Padmanabhan
  • S. Sengupta
  • R. Sheth
  • S. Sridhar
  • C. Tout
  • E. Vishniac
  • R. Wald
  • K. Wali

Participation in the meeting is by invitation. The conference is being organized by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore and is cosponsored by the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune), the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai), the Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad), the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (Allahabad) and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai).