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The Scientific Legacy of Fred Hoyle - Douglas Gough

The Scientific Legacy of Fred Hoyle

By: Douglas Gough (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th August 2011
ISBN: 9781107402867
Number Of Pages: 266

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Fred Hoyle was a remarkable scientist, and made an immense contribution to solving many important problems in astronomy. Several of his obituaries commented that he had made more influence on the course of astrophysics and cosmology in the second half of the twentieth century than any other person. This book found its basis in a meeting that was held in recognition of his work, and contains chapters by many of Hoyle's scientific collaborators. Each chapter reviews an aspect of Fred Hoyle's work; many of the subjects remain of key relevance. The chapters are not confined to the discoveries of Hoyle's own time, but also discuss research areas that were formed out of his pioneering work, particularly on the interstellar medium and star formation, the structure of stars, nucleosynthesis, gravitational dynamics, and cosmology. This wide-ranging overview will be valuable to established researchers in astrophysics and cosmology, and also to professional historians of science.

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Review of the hardback: '... a fitting tribute to an extraordinarily original mind.' New Scientist
Review of the hardback: 'A mixture of history of science, measured reflection, and still a hint of controversy, this is a fascinating read.' The Observatory
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Introduction M. Rees
Fred Hoyle's major work in the context of astronomy and astrophysics today
Sir Fred Hoyle and the theory of the synthesis of the elements
Fred Hoyle: contributions to the theory of galaxy formation
Highlights of Fred Hoyle's work on interstellar matter and star formation
From dust to life
Worlds without end or beginning
Evolutionary cosmologies - then and now
Alternative ideas in cosmology
Red Giants - then and now
Modern alchemy: Fred Hoyle and element building by neutron capture
Concluding remarks
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ISBN: 9781107402867
ISBN-10: 1107402867
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 11th August 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43

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