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Fred Hoyle
  • Name: Fred Hoyle
  • Born: 06/24/1915
  • Died: 08/20/2001 (86 years old)
  • Known for: Coining the phrase 'Big Bang', Stellar nucleosynthesis theory, Hoyle's fallacy, B2FH paper, Hoyle-Narlikar theory, Steady state theory, Triple-alpha process, Panspermia

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915– 20 August 2001) was an English astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. He also held controversial stances on other scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the “Big Bang” theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio, and his promotion of panspermia as the origin of life on Earth. He also wrote science fiction novels, short stories and radio plays, and co-authored twelve books with his son, Geoffrey Hoyle.

Awards: Mayhew Prize, Smith’s Prize, FRS, Kalinga Prize, RAS Gold Medal, Bruce Medal, Royal Medal, Klumpke-Roberts Award, Crafoord Prize

School: Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Birth Place: Gilstead, Bingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Death Place: Bournemouth, England

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