Fred Hoyle’s Universe: Proceedings of a Conference Celebrating Fred Hoyle’s Extraordinary Contributions to Science 25–26 June 2002 Cardiff University, United Kingdom
N.C. Wickramasinghe, Geoffrey Burbidge, J.V. Narlikar
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 18, 2013 - Science - 328 pages
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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RESEARCH WITH FRED
THE DISCOVERY OF MAJOR NEW PHENOMENOLOGY IN SPIRAL DISCS AND ITS THEORETICAL MEANING
THE PREHISTORY OF THE STEADY STATE THEORY
INTERSTELLAR MATTER AND STAR FORMATION
ELEVATING THE STATUS OF DUST
GIANT COMETS AND HUMAN CULTURE
FRED HOYLE RED GIANTS AND BEYOND
SOME REMARKS ON SOLAR NEUTRINOS
NOVAE AS THERMONUCLEAR LABORATORIES
THE EDDINGTON MISSION
BLACK HOLE BINARY DYNAMICS
NUMERICAL COINCIDENCES AND TUNING IN COSMOLOGY
WORKING WITH FRED ON ACTION AT A DISTANCE
GRAVITY FROM SPACETIME THERMODYNAMICS
A STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF ANOMALOUS REDSHIFT CLAIMS
REDSHIFT PERIODICITIES THE GALAXYQUASAR CONNECTION
AN EXCEPTIONAL COSMIC INFLUENCE AND ITS BEARING ON THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN CULTURE AS EVIDENT IN THE APPARE...
PANSPERMIA ACCORDING TO HOYLE
ASTRONOMY OR BIOLOGY?
A BALLOON EXPERIMENT TO DETECT MICROORGANISMS IN THE OUTER SPACE
A MICROBIOLOGIST LOOKS AT PANSPERMIA
WHAT DARWIN MISSED
COSMIC GENES IN THE CRETACEOUSTERTIARY TRANSITION
REMEMBERING FRED HOYLE
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