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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

On the Shoulders of Giants 2002

There is one thing that most people can easily agree on, and that is that Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds that has ever come along. In fact, he has directly contributed to several scientific discoveries and achievements, not to mention being the recipient of several awards and writing a number of books designed for the express purpose of educating the rest of the world about the things he is so passionate about. This is a lot for any individual to achieve in a lifetime, but Hawking himself has had to overcome a number of obstacles that most people would consider to be insurmountable. The thing that truly sets him apart is that he has never allowed these challenges to define him, nor has he ever allowed them to stop him from achieving his goals when it comes to finding out more about the scientific community. On the Shoulders of Giants One of the most popular books that Hawking has put together thus far is called “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of P

God Created the Integers 2005

The book God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History is an anthology released originally in 2005 that was edited by Stephen Hawking. It consists of excerpts from thirty-one curated works from some of the most important minds in mathematics. The book’s title is derived from a quote by Leopold Kronecker, famous mathematician, who once said “God made the integers; all else is the work of man.” Grouped by author and set in chronological order, each of this book’s sections are prefaced by some of the notes about the particular mathematician’s life, experience, and work. Among the famous mathematicians included are Euclid, Archimedes, Diophantus, René Descartes, Isaac Newton, Leonhard Euler, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph Fourier, Carl Friedrich Gauss,, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, János Bolyai, Évariste Galois, George Boole, Bernhard Riemann, Karl Weierstrass, Richard Dedekind, Georg Cantor, Henri Lebesgue, Kurt Gödel, and Alan Turing

The Grand Design 2010

Stephen Hawking is a very well known physicist that has had some fascinating theories about the creation and operation of the universe. His theories have been very well regarded among both those in the physics field and the general public. In addition to presenting many fascinating theories in the field of physics, Stephen Hawking also has been the Director of Research for the Center for Theoretical Cosmology. This is part of the well respected University of Cambridge. Furthermore, his work has been so widely known that Stephen Hawking has become a household name. Stephen Hawking’s book, called The Grand Design, has been very popular. Furthermore, the book presents some fascinating theories of how the universe operates. The book discusses modern string theory, and Stephen Hawking unites modern ideas about string theory with a concept called M-Theory. M-Theory rests on the principle that there are more dimensions present than our 3 dimensional reality. In fact, the theory says that 11 d

My Brief History 2013

The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was known as “From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of time” until Peter Guzzardi, who is one of his editors at Bantam transformed Short to Brief. It was a moment of inspiration that undoubtedly assisted Mr. Stephen to sell many copies. The formula used in giving this title is much copied: currently, there are several brief histories of all sorts. There is also a Brief History of Thyme. The journal of Stephen Hawking, My Brief History, is a skip across the surface of the life of a certain cosmologist in Cambridge. The book has his details from his eccentric childhood life in the capital city of the United Kingdom and St Albans to his latest work on the beginning of time and the progression of the world. All the information is drafted; however, its brevity makes for a bold picture. The scholarly activity of Stephen Hawking rises as his sickness takes hold and eventually puts an unbearable encumber on his marriages. B