Sir Fred Hoyle

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

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One particular event that has all the qualifications of a miracle, and is easily acknowledged as having occurred, writes Sir Fred Hoyle, is the beginning of the universe.
He has since helped to found one of the top astronomy departments in Britain and has published more than 25 books on the subject, in collaboration with the late Sir Fred Hoyle.
For example, prominent Cambridge astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle concluded that the mathematical probability of life evolving randomly was "so utterly minuscule" (listing the odds of it happening at 1 to 1 plus 40,000 zeroes) that it was too ridiculous to believe.
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.
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.
There is indeed no probability that a hurricane blowing through a junkyard is spontaneously putting together a Boeing 747, referring to the famous quote by Sir Fred Hoyle.
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.
TO ACHIEVE anything really worth while in research," writes Sir Fred Hoyle, "it is necessary to go against the opinions of one's fellows.
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.
Jacqueline's husband Dr Simon Mitton rounded off the day with a talk on the life and work of Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the 20th century's most colourful and controversial astronomers.
He refers to the calculation by the great astronomer and agnostic Sir Fred Hoyle that there is a probability of one in [10.
The man who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey will speak at a conference to honour the late astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle, who was an honorary research professor at Cardiff University.
He and the eminent astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle first put forward the so-called Panspermia Theory which suggests that life, or the building blocks of life, can be carried to planets by comets or drifting interstellar dust particles.