Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sir Hermann Bondi dies

Hermann Bondi, who, with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold, were staunch promoters and defenders of the steady state theory, has died. A good appreciation of his career, which went far beyond the steady state hypothesis, is here. It's important to note that for a long time, there was very little real cosmological evidence to help astrophysicists decide between the Big Bang and the steady state theory.