With a Foreword by Basilis C. Xanthopoulos
S. Chandrasekhar on black holes and gravitational waves: What a story! Forty years after his pioneer investigations, Chandra returned to the study of the dead stars. He had told us back in 1931 that massive stars could not die as ordinary objects, consisting of regular matter, could. Eddington would rebuff the idea as absurd; the scientific community would side mostly with Eddington; and, although the Schwarzschild solution was waiting around for its correct interpretation, the development of black holes would be delayed by a few decades. So, although all the ingredients were there and we did not have to wait too long, it was not until the sixties that we would incorporate black holes into our world view.
Foreword by Basilis C. Xanthopoulos
Author's Note
Part One - The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes
1. The Schwartzschild Black Hole
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1. On the Equations Governing the Perturbations of the Schwartzschild Black Hole
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 343 (1975): 289-98
2. The Quasi-Normal Modes of the Schwartzschild Black Hole. With S. Detweiler
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 344 (1975): 441-52
3. On the Potential Barriers Surrounding the Schwartzschild Black Hole
Pp. 120-46 in Spacetime and Geometry: The Alfred Schild Lectures, ed. R. A. Matzner and L. C. Shepley. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982
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2. The Kerr Black Hole
4. The Kerr Metric and Stationary Axisymmetric Gravitational Fields
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 358, (1978): 405-20
5. On the Equations Governing the Axisymmetric Perturbations of the Kerr Black Hole. With S. Detweiler
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 345 (1975): 145-67
6. On a Transformation of Teukolsky's Equation and the Electromagnetic Perturbations of the Kerr Black Hole
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 348 (1976): 39-55
7. The Solution of Maxwell's Equations in Kerr Geometry
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 349 (1976): 1-8
8. The Solution of Dirac's Equation in Kerr Geometry
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 349 (1976): 571-75
9. On the Reflexion and Transmission of Neutrino Waves by a Kerr Black Hole. With S. Detweiler.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 352 (1977): 325-38
10. The Gravitational Perturbation of the Kerr Black Hole.
I. The Perturbations in the Quantities which Vanish in the Stationary State
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A,and#160;358 (1978): 421-39
11. The Gravitational Perturbations of the Kerr Black Hole.
II. The Perturbations in the Quantities which are Finite in the Stationary State
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 358 (1978): 441-65
12. The Gravitational Perturbations of the Kerr Black Hole.
III. Further Amplifications
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 365 (1979): 425-51
13. The Gravitational Perturbations of the Kerr Black Hole.
IV. The completion of the solution
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 372 (1980): 475-84
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3. The Reissner-Nordstrand#246;m Black Hole
14. On the Equations Governing the Perturbations of the Reissner-Nordstrand#246;m Black Hole
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 365 (1979): 453-65
15. On the Metric Perturbations of the Reissner-Nordstrand#246;m Black Hole. With B. C. Xanthpoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 367 (1979): 1-14
16. On One-Dimensional Potential Barriers Having Equal Reflexion and Transmission Coefficients
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 369 (1980): 425-33
17. On Crossing theand#160;Cauchy Horizon of a Reissner-Nordstrand#246;m Black Hole. With J. B. Hartle
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 384 (1982): 301-15
18. On Algebraically Special Perturbations of Black Holes
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 392 (1984): 1-13
Part Two - The Mathematical Theory of Colliding Waves
19. On the Nutku-Halil Solution for Colliding Impulsive Gravitational Waves. With V. Ferrari
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 396 (1984): 55-74
20. On Colliding Waves in the Einstein-Maxwell Theory.
With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 398 (1985): 223-59
21. On the Collision of Impulsive Gravitational Waves when Coupled with Fluid Motions. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 402 (1985): 37-65
22. On the Collision of Impulsive Gravitational Waves when Coupled with Null Dust. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 403 (1986): 189-98
23. A New Type of Singularity Created by Colliding Gravitational Waves. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 408 (1986): 175-208
24. On Colliding Waves that Develop Time-like Singularities: A New Class of Solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell Equations. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 410 (1987): 311-36
25. The Effect of Sources on Horizons that May Develop when Plane Gravitational Waves Collid. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 414 (1987): 1-30
26. A Perturbation Analysis of the Bell-Szekeres Space-Time. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 420 (1988): 93-123
27. On Weyl's Solution for Space-Times with Two Commuting Killing Fields
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 415 (1988): 329-45
28. Some Exact Solutions of Gravitational Waves Coupled with Fluid Motions. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 402 (1985): 205-24
Part Three - Cylindrical Waves
29. Cylindrical Waves in General Relativity
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 408 (1986): 209-32
30. On the Dispersion of Cylindrical Impulsive Gravitational Waves. With V. Ferrari
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 412 (1987): 75-91
Part Four - The Two-Center Problem
31. The Two-Centre Problem in General Relativity: The Scattering of Radiation by Two Extreme Reissner-Nordstrand#246;m Black-Holes
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 421 (1989): 227-58
32. A One-to-One Correspondence between the Static Einstein-Maxwell and Stationary Einstein-Vacuum Space-Times
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 423 (1989): 379-86
33. Two Black Holes Attached to Strings. With B. C. Xanthopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 423 (1989): 387-400
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Part Five -and#160; Additional Papers
34. The Flux Integral For Axisymmetric Perturbations of Static Space-Times. With V. Ferrari
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 428 (1990): 325-49
35. The Teukolsky-Starobinsky Constant for Arbitrary Spin
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 430 (1990): 433-38
36. On Stars, Their Evolution and Their Stability. Nobel lecture, 8 December 1983
37. How One May Explore the Physical Content of the General Theory of Relativity
Proceedings of the Yale Symposium in Honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of J. Willard Gibbs, May 17-19, 1989. The American Mathematical Society and the American Physical Society (1990): 227-51
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Publications by S. Chandrasekhar
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