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Sir Hermann Bondi
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Born on 11th of November 1919
Died on 10th of September 2005

Born 1919 - Vienna, Austria - British mathematical physicist.



Studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. Became British citizen in 1947. Served as director-general of European Space Research Organisation, chief scientific adviser to Ministry of Defence, chairman of National Environmental Research Council. Best known book Cosmology published in 1952. Knighted in 1973.

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