Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge FRS (24 September 1925 – 26 January 2010) was an English astronomy professor, most recently at the University of California, San Diego. He was married to astrophysicist Dr. Margaret Burbidge.
Early life 
In this period, he met Margaret Peachey and they married in 1948.
The Burbidges worked at Harvard, the University of Chicago and Cambridge University, before Margaret obtained work at the California Institute of Technology, while Geoffrey worked at the Mount Wilson Observatory and Palomar Observatory.
In 1957 he and his wife were co-authors, together with William Fowler, the American physicist, and Fred Hoyle, the British astronomer, of a famous paper on stellar nucleosynthesis, which was referred to as the B2FH paper, after the initials of the surnames of the four authors. This paper described the process of stars burning lighter elements into successively heavier atoms which were then expelled to form other structures in the universe, including planets.
Alternative cosmology 
According to Burbidge, the universe is oscillatory and as such expands and contracts periodically over infinite time. This theory, due to its controversial nature, has brought a certain amount of fame (or even infamy) to Burbidge.
- Warner Prize, with his wife (1959)
- Bruce Medal (1999)
- Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (2005)
- NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing of the National Academy of Sciences (2007)
Named after him
- "Geoffrey Burbidge". The Telegraph - Obituaries. Telegraph Media Group. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
- Dennis Overbye (2010-02-06). "Geoffrey Burbidge, Who Traced Life to Stardust, Is Dead at 84". New York Times.
- Richard Panek (2005-11-22). "Two Against the Big Bang". Discover magazine.
- Childs, Martin (2010-04-24). "Geoffrey Burbidge: Astrophysicist notorious for his rejection of the Big Bang theory". The Independent - Obituaries. independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
- "Grants, Prizes, and Awards". American Astronomical Society.
- "The Bruce Medallists: Geoffrey Burbidge". Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- "NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- "Academy honors 18 for major contributions to science". 2007-01-17.
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- Bruce Medal page
- Geoffrey Burbidge personal page
- Editor of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics from 1974 to 2004
- Oral History interview transcript with Geoffrey Burbidge 15 November 1974, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
- Los Angeles Times obituary
- Geoffrey Burbidge - Daily Telegraph obituary