Hermann Bondi

Hermann Bondi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Hermann Bondi, KCB, FRS (1 November 1919 - 10 September 2005) was an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist. He is best known for developing the steady-state theory of the universe with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold as an alternative to the Big Bang theory, but his most lasting legacy will probably be his important contributions to the theory of general relativity. Bondi was born in Austria, the son of a medical doctor. He was brought up in Vienna, where he studied at the Realgymnasium. He showed early prodigious ability at mathematics, and was recommended to Sir Arthur Eddington by Abraham Frankel. Frankel was a distant relation, the only mathematician in the extended family, and Hermann's mother had the foresight to engineer a meeting between her young son and the famous man, knowing that this might be the key to enabling him to follow his wishes and become a mathematician himself. Eddington encouraged him to travel to England to study at Trinity College, Cambridge.show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613583195X
  • 9786135831955