Sir Fred Hoyle (24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001) was an English astronomer and mathematician noted primarily for his contribution to the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stance on other cosmological and scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term originally coined by him on BBC radio. In addition to his work as an astronomer,... more »
''Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.''Fred, Sir Hoyle (b. 1915), British astronomer. Observer (London, Sept. 9, 1979).