( 1915–2001), English astrophysicist and writer. He was one of the proponents of the steady state theory of cosmology, and, mainly with the American physicist William A. Fowler (1911–95), described the processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars. His later work included the controversial suggestions that life on the earth has an extraterrestrial origin, and that some viruses arrive from space.
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