Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science

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ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005 - 369 עמודים
Sir Fred Hoyle was the first astronomer to publicise his subject through the media of radio and television which, in the 1950s, made him a notable public figure. He was also one of the first theoretical astronomers of his time, whose work stirred up major controversies in his own discipline and others.His first outstanding and still undisputed achievement was to show how, first carbon, and then all the heavier elements, were created by thermonuclear reactions inside stars whose explosive ends then scattered them through space - thus making possible life and the other chemical complexities we observe around us.

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Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

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