Go to  Advanced Search

Eddington, Ryle and Hoyle: How a major 20th-Century discovery was lost in confusion and noise

Show full item record

Files in this item

Files Size Format Description   View
Wall2010.flv 425.0Mb Flash Video View in browser View/Open
 
Title: Eddington, Ryle and Hoyle: How a major 20th-Century discovery was lost in confusion and noise
Author: Wall, Jasper
Subject Keywords astrophysics, cosmology
Issue Date: 2010-11-01
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-03-25
Abstract: Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Physics and Astronomy Department. The Steady-State vs Big-Bang controversy of the 1960s, also known as the source-count controversy, was almost unparalleled in bitterness and rancour. The very personal struggle between Ryle and Hoyle changed the course of the lives of both men. It resulted essentially in the loss from the record of a major cosmological discovery which astronomers and cosmologists finally recognized and revisited far too late. Wall was directly involved in the fight and its resolution, and came to know both Ryle and Hoyle as friends. From this perspective he describes what happened, together with the flow of consequences into current astrophysics and cosmology.
Affiliation: Physics and Astronomy, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32945
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Postdoctoral

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

All items in cIRcle are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

UBC Library
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604-822-6375
Fax: 604-822-3893