Fred Hoyle

  • Born: (Gilstead, Bingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England)
  • Died: (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)

Sir Fred Hoyle, FRS was a British 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.

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