Brevísima historia del tiempo

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Grupo Planeta (GBS), 2005 - History - 195 pages
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En 1988 apareció un libro que iba a cambiar de arriba abajo nuestra concepción del universo y que se convirtió en uno de los mayores bestsellers científicos: Historia del tiempo , de Stephen Hawking, el mayor genio del siglo XX después de Einstein. Pese a su éxito colosal, aquel libro presentaba algunas dificultades de comprensión para el público menos familiarizado con los principios de la física teórica. Ahora, casi veinte años después, el profesor Hawking ha escrito este libro maravilloso y sencillo que pone al alcance del común de los mortales los grandes misterios del mundo y de la vida.
 

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Contents

Nuestra imagen cambiante del universo
9
La naturaleza de las teorías científicas
17
El universo newtoniano
25
Relatividad
35
Espacio curvado
49
El universo en expansión
65
Big bang agujeros negros y la evolución del universo
93
Gravedad cuántica
109
Agujeros de gusano y viajes en el tiempo
131
Las fuerzas de la naturaleza y la unificación de la física
147
Conclusión
173
Albert Einstein
183
Galileo Galilei
185
Isaac Newton
189
Glosario
191
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Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. He received a first class honors degree in natural science from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He was a theoretical physicist and has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1982 until his death. In 1974, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific organization. In 1963, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuromuscular wasting disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease confined him to a wheelchair and reduced his bodily control to the flexing of a finger and voluntary eye movements, but left his mental faculties untouched. He became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes. He wrote numerous books including A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Black Holes and Baby Universes, On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and The Grand Design. In 1982, he was named a commander of the British Empire. A film about his life, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 and was based on his first wife Jane Hawking's book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. He died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76.

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