Home is where the Wind Blows

Home is where the Wind Blows

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Mathematician, physicist, astronomer and cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle is perhaps best known, in scientific circles, for his explanation of the origin of the elements from hydrogen nuclei in stars (a process known as nucleosynthesis) and for developing (with Sir Hermann Bondi and Thomas Gold) the controversial steady-state theory of the Universe (which assumes the continuous creation of matter). In 1950, in the last of a series of radio lectures on astronomy that he delivered on the air for the BBC, Hoyle coined the term Big Bang to characterize the competing expanding-Universe theory, which has since become the dominant paradigm. This term has now become a permanent addition to the language of cosmology.... and, if either the equipment had worked or we had been supplied with adequate circuit diagrams, it would have been. ... So we drew up a roster, and one or another of us, according to the roster, would go down to Cornwall to keep Tommyanbsp;...

Title:Home is where the Wind Blows
Author:Fred Hoyle
Publisher:University Science Books - 1994-01-01


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