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Title: Chandrasekhar: Winner of the 1983 Nobel prize for physics: A citation analysis study of his works
Authors: Gupta, Davendra K
Issue Date: Sep-1983
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A brief reference is made of the reward system in science and Nobel Prizes. Chandrasekhar shared the 1983 Nobel Prize for physics with William A. Fowler. A brief biographical account in respect of Chandrasekhar is also given. The data collected from the comprehensive volumes and annual cumulative volumes of the Science Citation Index were analyzed. In all 401 works of Chandrasekhar were cited 10,359 times during 1965-1980. Out of all the contributions six could be identified as citation classics, having received about 53% of all the citations. Chandrasekhar received several prestigious awards during the last fifty years and reached to the apex in 1983 having received Nobel Prize. The study of this analysis is concluded by stating that there is a high correlation in quantity, quality of works, citedness and receiving honors and awards, and in the case of Chandrasekhar the recognition appears to be belated.
Page(s): 177-184
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.30(3-4) [September-December 1983]

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