Fred Hoyle

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an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology

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Like his friend Fred Hoyle, he was never afraid of speaking his mind and he had no patience with bureaucrats.
The origin of the Big Bang goes back to the 1940s, when Fred Hoyle first used the term in his BBC radio series.
FRED HOYLE (1915-2001) was an English astronomer, cosmologist, science popularizer, science fiction writer, combative gadfly, and restless intellect.
In a series of three thoughtful lectures, British mathematician and astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) explores the aims and motives of scientists, the possibility of life on other planets and the impossibility of space travel, and what daily life on Earth might look like in 500 years.
But Herman Bondi rode the storm caused by the hypothesis, developed with Thomas Gold and Fred Hoyle.
Fred Hoyle (1964), who believed that we were nearing the point of no return, put it this way: "It has often been said that, if the human species fails to make a go of it here on earth, some other species will take over the running.
1 Isaac Asimov 2 John Wyndham 3 Fred Hoyle 4 Philip K Dick 5 H G Wells 6 Ursula le Guin 7 Arthur C Clarke 8 Ray Bradbury 9 Frank Herbert 10 Stanislaw Lem
The astronomer and science-fiction writer Prof Sir Fred Hoyle has died aged 86.
The term was coined by English astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle, who came to doubt his own theory.
The Big Bang Theory, which assumes that the observable universe was once as small as a dot, but then began expanding, was named by an opponent of the theory, Sir Fred Hoyle.
Subsequent incumbents include Roger Cotes, Sir George Biddel Airy, who was responsible for the first public observatory in Cambridge, James Challis, Sir George Darwin, son of the naturalist Charles Darwin, Sir Fred Hoyle and Sir Martin Rees.
Simon's keynote speech was on Sir Fred Hoyle, and there was also an exhibition of material on Hoyle by Katie Birkwood of St John's College, where Hoyle was a Fellow.
It is more than 30 years since Professor Wickramasinghe and the late Sir Fred Hoyle proposed the theory that life on Earth was brought by comets, pioneering a new scientific discipline - astrobiology.
Astronomer Fred Hoyle is remembered for his staunch opposition to the Big Bang theory, which, ironically, he named.
Notable advocates of panspermia theories besides Crick and Orgel are Hermann von Helmholtz, William Thomson Kelvin, Svante Arrhenius, Fred Hoyle, and Chandra Wickramasinghe.