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A Passing History of Time


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A Passing History of Time by Stephen Hawking
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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation. Review
Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to reveal these questions (and where we're looking for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking, for, as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of "the mind of God." --Therese Littleton
The Sphere in a Nutshell


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The Sphere in a Nutshell by Baker and Taylor
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Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world.

Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book.

The Universe in a Nutshell

• Quantum mechanics
• M-theory
• General relativity
• 11-dimensional supergravity
• 10-dimensional membranes
• Superstrings
• P-branes
• Black holes

One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe.

Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science — the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe — from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality.

He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks “to combine Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman’s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.”

With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.

The Universe in a Nutshell is essential reading for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live. Like its companion volume, A Brief History of Time, it conveys the excitement felt within the scientific community as the secrets of the cosmos reveal themselves. Review
Stephen Hawking, science's first real rock star, may be the least-read bestselling author in history--it's no secret that many people who own A Brief History of Time have never finished it. Hawking's The Universe in a Nutshell aims to remedy the situation, with a plethora of friendly illustrations to help readers grok some of the most brain-bending ideas ever conceived.

Does it succeed? Yes and no. While Hawking offers genuinely accessible context for such complexities as string theory and the nature of time, it's when he must translate equations to sentences that the limits of language get in the way. But Hawking has simplified the origin of the universe, the nature of space and time, and what holds it all together to an unprecedented degree, inviting nonscientists to share his obvious awe and love of the unseen forces that shape it all.

Yes, it's difficult reading, but it's worth it. Hawking is one of the great geniuses of our time, a man whose life has been devoted to thinking in the abstract about the universe. With his help, and pictures--lots of pictures--we can seek to understand a bit more of the cosmos. --Therese Littleton

Man Who Watched Stephen Hawking Biopic Diagnoses Self With Motor ... - Tech Times

It was a good film," said Whyley. Whyley recalls a scene in the movie where Stephen Hawking is running and suddenly falls. In another scene, Stephen struggles to write on the blackboard with his right arm. Whyley has had difficulty with his right arm, too. Before being diagnosed with the disease, Whyley recalls falling over at work and having trouble keeping hold of a drill with his right hand in his job as a blind fitter, with this, doctors were baffled, he said. Having been told that a floppy foot, which he had just started having at the time, is just a tell-tale sign of the disease, it all still seemed to be a mystery. And so right after watching the film, Whyley went to see his GP. It did not turn out to be so much of a surprise when, two weeks later, neurologists at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham officially diagnosed Whyley of motor neurone disease. Whyley's wife Jayne calls it a "vile, evil disease. " She said they used to have a normal life - that Paul has a private piloting license and was very active. To Jayne, everything was fine until news of her husband having motor neurone disease has suddenly hit them. The disease has greatly manifested itself in Whyley since the past three months. Currently, Whyley is taking medication to slow down the progression of the disease. He cannot walk and is unable to use his right arm. Relatives are trying to raise money for the Whyleys, for a chairlift, hoist and motorized wheelchair. Source:

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  • Man Who Watched Stephen Hawking Biopic Diagnoses Self With Motor ...

    07/05/15 ,via Tech Times

    The life of Professor Stephen Hawking is portrayed on film by Eddie Redmayne who won an Oscar for the role in the movie The Theory of Everything which surprisingly also unraveled 62-year-old movie buff Paul Whyley's life right before his eyes, leading

  • Cinemagoer self-diagnoses illness after watching Stephen Hawking biopic

    07/03/15 ,via The Guardian

    A moviegoer has told how he correctly diagnosed himself with motor neurone disease after watching the Oscar-winning Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. Paul Whyley, 62, a grandfather and former newspaper circulation rep from Hagley in 


@perseus1977 @Atheist_Eh this theorem doesn’t rule out Stephen Hawking’s no-boundary proposal which states that time may be finite... 1/2 07/07/15, @SemiMooch
RT @PoliticalAP: "Forced Celebrity Breeding. Pamela Anderson with Stephen Hawking... a beautiful genius or a disabled lifeguard?" http://t.… 07/07/15, @jmullen110
"Stephen Hawking was told that he had two years to live by doctors back in 1963. Today, he’s alive and is 71-years-old." 07/07/15, @WeiirdFactts


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  • Stephen Hawking

    Random House. 2011. ISBN: 9781448110476,1448110475. 528 pages.

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time - a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity and become an inspiration to those who have witnessed his triumph over disability. This is Hawking's life story by Kitty Ferguson, written with help from Hawking himself and his close associates. Updated and substantially expanded from her earlier book of 1992, this carefully researched, up to the minute biography gives a rich picture of Hawking's life - his childhood, the heartrending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. Throughout Kitty Ferguson also summarizes and explains the cutting-edge science in which Hawking has been engaged. Stephen Hawking is written with the clarity and simplicity for which all Kitty Ferguson's books have been praised. The result is a captivating account of an extraordinary life and mind.

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  • These are the research projects Elon Musk is funding to ensure A.I. doesn’t turn out evil

    07/06/15 ,via The Business Insider

    The remainder came from the nonprofit Open Philanthropy Project. Musk is one of a growing cadre of technology leaders and scientists, including Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, who believe that artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity.

  • The Year 7 pupils who are brainier than Einstein!

    07/06/15 ,via Birmingham Mail

    German physicist Einstein who developed the general theory of relativity, and British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who wrote A Brief History of Time, are said to have scored 160. Their impressive results place them among the elite genii of ...

  • Musk Donates $10 Million to Keep AI From Going Rogue

    07/06/15 ,via TechNewsWorld

    or to self-destruct," its website notes. Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn and MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark cofounded the institute, and its panel of advisors includes Musk, Stephen Hawking and actors Alan Alda and Morgan Freeman. The goal of the Future of Life ...


Stephen Hawking - Official Site

Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international ...

Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stephen William Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for ...

Хокинг, Стивен Уильям — Википедия

↑ Stephen Hawking. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays. — Bantam Books, 1996. — ISBN 0-553-37411-7.

Stephen Hawking - IMDb

Stephen Hawking, Writer: A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Stephen William Hawking. He is an ...





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