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Fred Hoyle

British astronomer

1915   -   2001

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Emmanuel College, St John's College
occupation: screenwriter, astronomer, writer, physicist, university teacher, mathematician, non-fiction writer, science fiction writer
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Medal, Kalinga Prize, Balzan Prize, Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Karl Schwarzschild Medal, Bruce Medal, Richtmyer Memorial Award, Knight Bachelor, Bakerian Lecture, Mayhew Prize, Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, Guthrie Lecture
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Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001) was a British astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. He also held controversial stances on other scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio, and his promotion of panspermia as the origin of life on Earth. He also wrote science fiction novels, short stories and radio plays, and co-authored twelve books with his son, Geoffrey Hoyle. He spent most of his working life at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge and served as its director for six years.
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works

8

The Black Cloud

novel by Fred Hoyle

author: Fred Hoyle

1957

Ossian's Ride

book

author: Fred Hoyle

1959

Fifth Planet

novel by Fred Hoyle

author: Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle

1963

Diseases from Space

book by Fred Hoyle

author: Fred Hoyle

1979

The Incandescent Ones

science fiction novel

author: Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle

1977

October the First Is Too Late

book by Fred Hoyle

author: Fred Hoyle

1966

A for Andromeda

novel written by John Elliot and Fred Hoyle

author: Fred Hoyle

1962

articles

51

Capture of Orbital Electrons ( 1937 )

scientific article published in Nature

author: Fred Hoyle

Bacterial life in space ( 1983 )

scientific article published in Nature

author: Fred Hoyle N. C. WICKRAMASINGHE

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