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Birth NameDennis William Sciama

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Dennis Sciama was born on November 18, 1926 as Dennis William Sciama. He was married to Lydia. He died on December 18, 1999 in Oxford, England.

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Lydia (? - 18 December 1999) ( his death)

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Some sources give his date of death as December 18, 1999, others as December 19, 1999.
Astrophysicist and cosmologist who, at Cambridge and Oxford, taught a generation of students that became hugely influential in modern cosmological thought, among them John D. Barrow, George Ellis, David Deutsch, and Stephen Hawking.
Since 1983, Director of the astrophysics section of the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy.
Recognized for his provocative theories on the role of neutrinos in cosmology and for his many-universes hypothesis.
He was a brilliant lecturer and wrote several books for popular audiences, including 'The Unity of the Universe' (Doubleday, 1959), 'The Physical Foundations of General Relativity' (Doubleday, 1969), and 'Modern Cosmology' (Cambridge University Press, 1971).

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