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Fred Hoyle: Cosmology and controversy

Fred Hoyle: Cosmology and controversy is part of the Cambridge Science Festival


Sir Fred Hoyle (1915 - 2001) made outstanding contributions to our understanding of how the Universe works. His finest contribution was his work on the origin of the chemical elements, which are made in stars and released in supernova explosions. In the 1950s he famously argued with the radio astronomers in Cambridge about the origin of the Universe. Hoyle rejected the Big Bang theory, and thus courted controversy. In this talk, Dr Simon Mitton will highlight Hoyle's work in astrophysics, astrobiology, science fiction, and the popularisation of science.


Speaker(s):

Dr Simon Mitton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 March 2010 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Mill Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1RW


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Organised by:

External Affairs & Communication, University of Cambridge
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