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The scientific legacy of Fred Hoyle

Author: Fred Hoyle; D O Gough
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fred Hoyle was a remarkable scientist, and made an immense contribution to solving many important problems in astronomy. Several of his obituaries commented that he had influenced the course of astrophysics and cosmology in the second half of the twentieth century more than any other person. This book is based on a meeting that was held in recognition of his work, and contains chapters by many of Hoyle's scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle, Sir.; Fred Hoyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Hoyle; D O Gough
ISBN: 0521824486 9780521824484
OCLC Number: 54537044
Description: xv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Fred Hoyle's major work in the context of astronomy and astrophysics today / Wallace L.W. Sargent --
Sir Fred Hoyle and the theory of the synthesis of the elements / David Arnett --
Fred Hoyle: contributions to the theory of galaxy formation / George Efstathiou --
Highlights of Fred Hoyle's work on interstellar matter and star formation / Philip M. Solomon --
Accretion / Sir Hermann Bondi --
From dust to life / Chandra Wickramasinghe --
Worlds without end or beginning / John D. Barrow --
Evolutionary cosmologies: then and now / Malcolm S. Longair --
Alternative ideas in cosmology / Jayant N. Narlikar --
Red Giants: then and now / John Faulkner --
Modern alchemy: Fred Hoyle and element building by neutron capture / E. Margaret Burbidge --
Concluding remarks / Geoffrey Burbidge.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Gough.
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This book looks at the influence Fred Hoyle's research has had on advances in astronomy and cosmology.  Read more...

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