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Tinjauan Sejarah Awal Penelitian
In a sense, Chandra’s lifetime work was like a circle,
basically starting with his insights that led us to believe
that too massive white dwarfs must collapse to a space-time singularity,
and finally reaching back to a sophisticated study of those very singularities.
Yet, for all Chandra’s extraordinary ingenuity and industry,
The deep answers are still missing. I rather believe that Chandra did not really expect
that this work might directly find an answer, however.
The main thrust of his work in this area was somewhat different.
It was driven more and more by the quest for mathematical elegance,
coupled with a deep belief in a profound underlying connection between physics and mathematics. Perhaps it is here that the answers are finally to be found.