New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and diagrams. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. First edition. The standard biography of the American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light, written by his youngest daughter. In 1907, Michelson (1852-1931) received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to receive a Nobel Prize in the sciences. From the library of Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-95), with his signature to top of the first two leaves (also, a postcard addressesed to Chandrasekhar's wife is laid in). Like Michelson, Chandrasekhar conducted his scientific work at the University of Chicago and in 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (shared with William Fowler) "for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars." Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some minor edgewear to the dust jacket; else very good or better. A unique and wonderful association copy, linking two important Nobel Laureates in the field of physics. (Inventory #: 64654)
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