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Stephen Hawking Biography

Stephen William Hawking is a scientist, researcher and innovator perhaps best known for his theories regarding black holes. He has a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Although he can’t communicate by writing or speaking in the traditional sense, he is still influencing the world with his theories about the laws of the universe. Born in 1942, Hawking was the son of two intellectual parents who worked hard to gain a proper education despite having few financial resources. The family was considered to be more eccentric than the general population. Their house was always messy, they drove an updated London taxicab and they spent most of their time reading. Stephen Hawking studied at Oxford, which was his father’s alma mater. His father wanted him to study medicine, but Hawking had no interest in biology. He was more interested in mathematics than in becoming a doctor. Because there was no mathematics program at his school, he e
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Stephen Hawking’s birthday (January 8, 1942) is the 300th anniversary of the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. He is the 17th Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, an academic chair at Cambridge University. From 1669 to 1702, the position was held by Sir Isaac Newton. Has guest-starred, as himself, on “The Big Bang Theory,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “The Simpsons” and on British television in addition to many documentaries. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS), is usually fatal after three years. Hawking has survived it for 50 years. The disease has left him paralyzed and completely dependent on others and/or technology for everything: bathing, dressing, eating, mobility and speech. He’s able to move only a few fingers on one hand. His speech synthesizer has an American accent. Stephen Hawking is a British theoretical physicist, he was born on January the 8th, 1942. Hawking has made many important contributions to the fields of cosmology and

Stephen Hawking Quotes

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all. The computer in your mobile phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand time smaller than the one computer at MIT in 1965. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers. Women. They are a complete mystery. It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

The Large Scale Structure of Space Time 1973

The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time, published in 1973 by Stephen Hawking and George Ellis, is a fascinating description of the foundation of space itself and the concept of infinite expansion. The book seeks to take a look at the consequences of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which is the geometric theory of gravitation and its effects on objects in time and space related to the energy and momentum present within radiation and matter. The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time utilizes differential geometry to present Einstein's findings in a new light. Hawking and Ellis have managed to generate a modern day classic with their work, which is viewed by many as the definitive guide to astrophysics and the dynamics of the seen and unseen elements of the universe. While The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time is mesmerizing and provides interesting insight on complicated topics of real-world science it does pose a few issues to casual readers. Stephen Hawking, in

A Brief History of Time 1988

This is a popular science book first published on 1st April 1988 by British physicist Stephen Hawking. The book became the best seller and in 20 years 10 million copies had been sold. It was highlighted in London Sunday Times bestseller’s list for four years, longer than any book in history excluding Shakespeare and the Bible. By 2001, the book was translated into 35 languages. The great success of the book showed the great interest people have about their origin. The book has an additional chapter on wormholes and time travel. According to Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, there is a possibility that people could make and maintain wormholes, small tubes that connect various regions of space-time. This could be used for fast travel around the galaxy or even travel back in time. Travelling to the future is impossible. The book also expounds on the recent progress in finding correspondences or dualities between the different theories of physics. The correspondences are an indicati

Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays 1993

Stephen Hawking, the famed astrophysicist who has challenged our view of the universe, wrote a book called “Black Holes and Baby Universes”. In it, he shares more of his thoughts on the Universe, life and other issues. Actually, “Black Holes and Baby Universes” is a collection of essays, by Stephen Hawking along with some of the speeches that he delivered throughout his life. It even includes the contents of a famous interview that he did on BBC radio back in the early 1990s. This book is full of intriguing thoughts as well as great wisdom that we can all learn from. Stephen is a great optimist when it comes to science. He truly believes that we are near to fully understanding the Universe by building a scientific understanding of it through mathematics and physics. He says at one point in the book that the Universe is governed by an ordered set of laws that we can already see partly and in the near future we will be able to see the entire picture. Hawking admits that there are doubter

The Universe in a Nutshell 2001

Theories of relativity and other such quantum advances are rarely mentioned without partnership to one name: Stephen Hawking. Mr. Hawking has produced many works that have allowed for deeper research in specific categories of science and physics. His 2001 novel The Universe in a Nutshell includes his research and findings into advances of scientific fields such as quantum mechanics and quantum gravity. Below the reader will be able to find out more about Stephen, take a deeper look into the topics covered in this novel and how the book itself reads out. Stephen Hawking is mainly known for his research in the fields of quantum physics and sub-topic research revolving around gravity. He has also been known for his in-depth looks into the research styles and information from historical sources ranging from Albert Einstein to Isaac Newton. He is also widely known for his extensive knowledge despite his battle with ALS and complete paralysis stemming from this condition. He has been publish