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  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015

    Fred Hoyle Birth Centennial – his remarkable career and the impact of his science

    The Royal Astronomical Society Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

    Click here for the formal announcement for this special day. The Centenary of Fred Hoyle was on 24th June 2015. This specialist discussion on the history of astronomy will examine Fred's impact on all aspects of astrophysics and cosmology. Hoyle is noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his controversial stances on other cosmological and scientific matters - in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory. The emphasis will be a retrospective of Hoyle's professional career in advancing astronomy, and his lasting contributions to astronomy. Hoyle's many honours include the RAS Gold Medal (1968), the Bruce Medal (1970), the Royal Medal (1974) and the Crafoord Prize (1997). He served as President of the Society 1971-73.

    14.30 Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe (Univ Buckingham). Fred Hoyle and the foundation of astrobiology as a new discipline. 40 years of friendship and scientific colaboration.

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    Fred Hoyle at lunch at the conference "Frontiers of Astronomy 1975" in honor of his 60th birthday. Visible at the next table is Beatrice Tinsley.
    Fred Hoyle at lunch at the conference "Frontiers of Astronomy 1975" in honor of his 60th birthday. Visible at the next table is Beatrice Tinsley.

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