Sir Fred Hoyle (1915 – 2001)

English astronomer and mathematician, Sir Fred Hoyle (1915 – 2001) formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis (the creation of chemical elements within stars by nuclear fusion). With Hermann Bondi and Thomas Gold, propounded the 'steady-state' theory of the Universe. His publications include Nature of the Universe (1952) and Frontiers of Astronomy (1955). He also wrote science fiction, short stories and radio plays. See here for a more detailed biographical sketch.)

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