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1915 to 2001
Sir Fred Hoyle is renowned as one of the twentieth century's great scientific thinkers, who was not afraid to question orthodox beliefs.

Hoyle was born in Gilstead, Bingley West Yorkshire in 1915 into a close family community. His parents nurtured his enquiring mind and they introduced him to his lifelong interests of music, chess, cricket and fell walking.

Hoyle was not only an incredibly creative scientist, he was also a leading academic. He was Plumian Professor at Cambridge 1957 – 1972 and founder director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge 1967-1972.

He served very effectively on the Science Research Council and was one of the major players in the planning and construction of the Anglo-Australian telescope.

Hoyle also found time to write popular science and science fiction books, as well as plays, television stories and an opera. His broadcasts, talks and lectures have entertained and inspired many.

This website is a dedication to his life and work.

The intention is to expand the site on a continuous basis to include additional material and personal recollections.

Acknowlegements
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Hoyle State
How was the Universe created?
A big bang?
Where did life begin?
Well, when you look at economics, it's like a ship without a rudder - out of control, with all sorts of people rushing to snatch at the tiller. I mean politicians, economists and soothsayers generally. Yet the thing is like a greasy pole. Nobody seems able to come to grips with it.
Is the Universe running down?
What is the fate of the Earth?
Is it possible for an atomic explosion to set off a nuclear reaction all over the Earth and make it into an exploding star?
Is there life present on other planets?
Private, scientific papers and effects collected by his wife Barbara are in the Special Collections at St John's College Library, Cambridge. To view an online exhibition click here. Other links of interest can be found here.
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We would like to thank the following for the use of their material in this website.

The Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge
The Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
The Hoyle family
The Butler family
The Burbidge family
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Papers of the Naval Radar Trust, Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
With kind permission from Springer Science + Business Media B.V.New World Records (New York)
Professor John Bell
Professor Jayant Narlikar
Professor Donald D. Clayton
Nil Vigeland for use of Leo Smit material
David Dorren
Costel Harnasz
Howard J Simkover
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Estate of Boris Anrep, photo © The National Gallery, London.
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