Fred Hoyle, Red Giants and beyond

  title={Fred Hoyle, Red Giants and beyond},
  author={J. Faulkner},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • J. Faulkner
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
AbstractThe impact of Fred Hoyle's work on the structure and evolution of red giants, particularly his breakthrough contribution with Martin Schwartzschild (1955), is described and assessed. Working with his students in the early 1960s, Hoyle presented new physical ways of understanding some of the approximations used, and results obtained, in that seminal paper. His initial viewpoint on the critical role of the outer surface boundary condition was replaced by a more subtle, if related one…