Hermann Bondi

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Sir Hermann Bondi (born 1 November 1919) is a British mathematician and cosmologist.

He was born in Vienna in Austria and was educated at the Realgymnasium in Vienna. He came to England to study at Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War II, after being interned as an enemy alien, he worked with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold on radar. In 1948, Bondi, Hoyle and Gold formulated the steady-state theory.

He lectured in mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1945 to 1954. He became a professor at Kings College London in 1954 and was given the title of Emeritus Professor there in 1985.

He has been director general of the European Space Research Organisation (1967-1971), chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence (1971-1977) and the Department of Energy (1977-1980), chairman of the Natural Environment Research Council (1980-1984), and master of Churchill College, Cambridge (1983-1990). He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1959, a Knight Commander of the Bath in 1973, and received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2001.

See also

List of British Jews List of Jewish scientists and philosophersde:Hermann Bondi es:Hermann Bondi

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