Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington OM FRS was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics. He is famous for his work regarding the theory of relativity and the physics of stars. Eddington wrote a number of articles that announced and explained Einstein's theory of general relativity to the English-speaking world. He also conducted an expedition to observe the solar eclipse of 1919 that provided one of the earliest confirmations of relativity by observing the gravitational deflection of starlight. His mathematical contributions to the theory of stars' internal structures, including the theory of radiation pressure, had a significant impact on the development of astrophysics.
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"The Expanding Universe" is a scientific exploration of the concept of an ever-growing universe. The author delves into the theories and evidence that support this idea, including the redshift of light from distant galaxies and the implications of Einstein's theory of general relativity. The book also discusses the philosophical and theological implications of a universe that had a beginning and will have an end, making it a fascinating read for both scientists and general readers interested in cosmology.