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By Fred Hoyle (auth.), Dr. B. G. Sidharth (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781402043598

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ISBN-13: 9781402043604

Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technology Centre, Hyderabad, India, all started a chain of lectures through Nobel Laureates and different scientists of foreign renown, often in Physics and Astronomy, occasionally in existence Sciences and Chemistry.

The current assortment in most cases includes lectures on frontier subject matters. The transcript of every lecture is preceded through a quick biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question.

The lectures are geared toward, and obtainable to a large non-specialist yet greater proficient audience.

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As Dr. Sidharth has pointed out, my predecessors in this lecture series have been a very distinguished four and I shall find it very difficult to follow them. But it is noticeable that they have all been in rather elated fields of astronomy and mathematical physics and so I am the first one who is not in the category, well I don’t know what I really am. I started as a chemist and now am in a Biological department and so I am on the Chemical Biological side of science and so I hope this is some justification for my being here and balancing the science as I hope Mr.

This may be an advantage up to a point: the beam size will shrink because of the mutual attraction and this will increase the luminosity. However, above a certain limit, this “disruption” effect becomes so strong that the beams will be over focussed and spread out again before they have had much chance of interacting. Moreover, in being so deflected by each other, the particles will again radiate energy. This effect (called “bremstrahlung”) turns out to be so strong that the beams may loose too much energy during their interaction.

In recent history things have changed enormously. Look what’s happened in the last one hundred and fifty years. A hundred and fifty years ago, the energy the world used was 90% wood. It was much more than that in countries like India but it was 90% wood in most of the developed countries. And in fifty years that had changed so that 70–80% was coal. Finally a hundred years ago or so, coal began to be replaced by oil and gas which now dominate – from around 1970 the process has gone a little further and coal is rapidly becoming less and less popular.

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