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Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915 - 20 August 2001) was an English astronomer and mathematician noted primarily for his contribution to the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stance on other cosmological and scientific matters - in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term originally coined by him as a jocular, perhaps disparaging, name for the theory which was the main rival to his own.
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The Black Cloud, By Fred Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle was a mathematician and astronomer of the front rank, whose theory of how elements are formed in stars, from hydrogen was resoundingly right (although he seems to have been resoundingly wrong in dismissing the "Big Bang" theory, as he sarcastically dubbed it). He was also a sci-fi writer of some renown, and this is a welcome reprint of his best-known work, from 1957.
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Hoyle exhibition launched online

An online exhibition which explores the life and work of one of the 20th century's most creative and controversial scientists has been launched by St. John's College, Cambridge.
Sir Fred Hoyle was an English astronomer who spent the majority of his working life in Cambridge, where he was Director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy for a number of years.

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A campaign has been launched to honour a Bingley-born astronomer by renaming the town's bypass after him.
Councillor John Pennington (Con, Bingley) has requested Bradford Council changes the name of the road between Cottingley and Crossflatts to Sir Fred Hoyle Way, in memory of the Bradford scientist who opposed the Big Bang theory in favour of the Steady State theory, which suggested the universe had always existed.

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A colleague of the late Sir Fred Hoyle says his friend never got his due for explaining how the universe got its elements
Sir Fred Hoyle, the late astrophysicist acclaimed for developing the theory of how stars forge hydrogen and helium into the heavier elements found throughout the universe, did not get the credit he deserved for a 1954 paper that outlined the idea, because he failed to spell out a key equation, a former colleague says.

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