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Author Wickramasinghe, Chandra, 1939-

Title A journey with Fred Hoyle / Chandra Wickramasinghe ; edited by Kamala Wickramasinghe
Edition 2nd ed
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2013


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Origins: prelude to the journey -- ch. 2. Cambridge and a first meeting -- ch. 3. A hike in the Lake District -- ch. 4. Betwixt the stars -- ch. 5. The route to carbon dust -- ch. 6. A theory takes shape -- ch. 7. The Institute of Astronomy: the vintage years -- ch. 8. Winds of change -- ch. 9. The Cardiff era -- ch. 10. The search for cosmic life -- ch. 11. Life from comets and pathogens from space -- ch. 12. First signs of life -- ch. 13. Bacterial dust predictions verified -- ch. 14. Life on the planets -- ch. 15. Evolution from space -- ch. 16. Theories of trial -- ch. 17. A fossil controversy -- ch. 18. Comet Halley and its legacy -- ch. 19. Alternative cosmologies -- ch. 20. The last decade
Summary This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance with Fred Hoyle's writings. The action then moves to Cambridge, where the famous Hoyle-Wickramasinghe collaborations begin. A research programme which was started in 1962 on the carbonaceous nature of interstellar dust leads, over the next two decades, to developments that are continued in both Cambridge and Cardiff. These developments prompt Hoyle and the author to postulate the or
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Wickramasinghe, Chandra, 1939-
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001.
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001.
Wickramasinghe, Chandra, 1939-
Astronomers -- Biography
Life -- Origin.
Cosmic dust.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Cosmic dust.
Life -- Origin.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Wickramasinghe, Kamala.
ISBN 9789814436137