CategoryFred Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle was one of the outstanding astrophysicists of all time. He was the pioneer scientist to initiate the concept of Stellar Nucleosynthesis. He was known for many controversial theories such as Steady-State theory, Quasi Steady-State theory, Panspermia, Molecular Cloud etc. Later, many of his theories were accepted by a major part of the...
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I thought my readers might enjoy this article : A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. “The strongest evidence to support a cosmic origin of life and panspermia is the mind-boggling complexity of life.” My colleague Sir Fred Hoyle famously commented : In the 16 years since Fred passed, we have discovered so much...
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It was 11 October 1978, 40 years ago next year, that Patrick Moore interviewed Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe on the  hypothesis that “Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon”. Since that time experiment after experiment, have accumulated evidence consistent with the hypothesis;  and today in 2017, Panspermia remains the “best” model for life in...
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2015-10-14 : “The birth centenary of the noted British astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle was celebrated on Friday at the Royal Astronomical Society with a one-day meeting of talks describing Sir Fred’s many contributions to 20th century physics”.  This post takes you to a fine report of the whole day’s event. I am honoured the writer, Cormac O’Rafferty,...
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July 6, 2015 : by Bill Smith – post graduate student of Chandra Wickramasinghe. As NASA has now changed its overall mission tag from “Search for Water” to “Seeking the Signs of Life”; and as missions to Titan, Enceladus, Europa and Mars are planned to “seek for the signs of life”, the astrobiologists of this...
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Report by Chandra Wickramasinghe A sleepy little Indian town called Changa in the district of Anand in the State of Gujarat came alive from 21st-24th June with the descent of scores of astronomers and physicists from across in India and abroad.  The publication of the very first paper by Albert Einstein on the General Theory...
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He strode the scientific stage of the 20th century like a colossus inspiring a whole generation of scientists but also reaching out to millions with his lectures and his science fiction works. Throughout a career spanning six decades, he sought answers to some of the biggest questions posed by physics and astronomy and was a...
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