Sir Fred Hoyle FRS 1915 – 2001
Fred Hoyle was born near Bingley in Gilstead, West Riding of Yorkshire, on June 24th 1915, he was an astronomer and cosmologist. He was also a typical Yorkshire man. He believed in the steady state universe.
In the 1950's while involved in a radio programme with other scientists who disagreed with his ideas he said that people who believed that the universe began with an explosion were wrong and should forget about their BIG BANG IDEA.
He had unwittingly given a name that we still use today to explain when the universe began.