Fred Hoyle’s Universe

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N.C. Wickramasinghe, Geoffrey Burbidge, J.V. Narlikar
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2003 - Science - 328 pages
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This volume contains papers presented at an international conference to celebrate Fred Hoyle's monumental contributions to astronomy, astrophysics and astrobiology and more generally to humanity and culture. The contributed articles highlight the important aspects of his scientific life and show how much of an example and inspiration he has been for over three generations in the 20th century.
There are a few people of whom it could be said they changed the way we perceive the world. Galileo Galilei, Nicholas Copernicus and Isaac Newton were amongst these. The inclusion of Fred Hoyle in this elite group may be contentious at the moment for the reason that in challenging the most cherished of Holy Grails in science he unwittingly offended many. But once the dust has settled over the many disputes that were raised and in the fullness of time there can be little doubt that Fred Hoyle will be ranked alongside these figures of history.
Hoyle perceived science with an indomitable passion and an obsessive desire to find the truth wherever it lay. His singleness of purpose in this great mission and his deep suspicion of orthodoxy, his powerful intellect and imagination set him apart from most of his contemporaries in the last century.
This volume includes papers presented at a commemorative conference held in Cardiff in June 2002. The material divides naturally into several sections: Personal Reminiscences, Stellar Structure and Evolution, Cosmology, Interstellar Matter, Comets and finally Panspermia. Each article pays its own tribute to Fred Hoyle for his inspiration and guidance that led to major breakthroughs in astrophysics and space science throughout the 20th century.
 

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Contents

PERSONAL REMINISCENCE
287
WORKING WITH FRED 194249
289
FRED HOYLE AND NAVAL RADAR 19415
293
FRED HOYLE AND THE ANGLOAUSTRALIAN TELESCOPE
303
FRED HOYLE AND MANCHESTER
309
SIR FRED HOYLE MEMORIAL CONFERENCE
321
STELLAR STRUCTURES AND EVOLUTION
325
FREDS CONTRIBUTIONS TO STELLAR EVOLUTION
327
RESEARCH WITH FRED
451
THE DISCOVERY OF MAJOR NEW PHENOMENOLOGY IN SPIRAL DISCS AND ITS THEORETICAL MEANING
459
THE PREHISTORY OF THE STEADY STATE THEORY
471
INTERSTELLAR MATTER
479
INTERSTELLAR MATTER AND STAR FORMATION
481
ELEVATING THE STATUS OF DUST
497
COMETS
511
GIANT COMETS AND HUMAN CULTURE
513

FRED HOYLE RED GIANTS AND BEYOND
339
SOME REMARKS ON SOLAR NEUTRINOS
341
NOVAE AS THERMONUCLEAR LABORATORIES
353
THE EDDINGTON MISSION
363
BLACK HOLE BINARY DYNAMICS
367
COSMOLOGY
373
NUMERICAL COINCIDENCES AND TUNING IN COSMOLOGY
375
WORKING WITH FRED ON ACTION AT A DISTANCE
389
GRAVITY FROM SPACETIME THERMODYNAMICS
407
A STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF ANOMALOUS REDSHIFT CLAIMS
419
REDSHIFT PERIODICITIES THE GALAXYQUASAR CONNECTION
429
AN EXCEPTIONAL COSMIC INFLUENCE AND ITS BEARING ON THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN CULTURE AS EVIDENT IN THE APPARE...
521
PANSPERMIA
533
PANSPERMIA ACCORDING TO HOYLE
535
ASTRONOMY OR BIOLOGY?
539
A BALLOON EXPERIMENT TO DETECT MICROORGANISMS IN THE OUTER SPACE
555
A MICROBIOLOGIST LOOKS AT PANSPERMIA
563
WHAT DARWIN MISSED
571
COSMIC GENES IN THE CRETACEOUSTERTIARY TRANSITION
587
REMEMBERING FRED HOYLE
593
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