Stephen Hawking: A Biography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
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Few scientists are as recognizable as Stephen Hawking. Despite having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)--an affliction that many experts expected to have killed him decades ago--Hawking remains a vital and influential voice in the scientific community. One of the leading cosmologists studying the celestial phenomenon known as black holes, Hawking has also led the way in popularizing science with his best-selling work A Brief History of Time. This biography of Hawking, written by a physicist, provides an accessible introduction to the life and work of an inspirational figure.


Stephen Hawking: A Biography provides an overview of the life and work of this brilliant scientist that can be read and appreciated by students and lay people alike. The author examines many aspects of his fascinating career:

Hawking's childhood and early education, and the shocking diagnosis of his disease.

His early scientific work on black holes that cemented his reputation as a scientist.

How Hawking managed to remain a productive scientist and scholar despite having a debilitating illness.

The publication and success of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, which changed the face of popular science publishing. The book includes a list of resources for further information, and a timeline of important events in the life of Hawking. Several appendices explain the details of Hawking's scientific work in more detail for those students seeking more information.

 

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He is a person with outstanding thoughts.He became my role model . He is an inspiration for everybody . The best book I have ever read . It's very fascinating about science.
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Contents

DESTINYS CHILD AN AUSPICIOUS BIRTH AND ECLECTIC UPBRINGING
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SCIENTIST IN TRAINING THE OXFORD YEARS
7
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH DEADLY DISEASE AND DISSERTATION
13
CHILDREN AND CALCULATIONS FAMILY MAN AND THEORETICIAN
27
STEPHENS CHANGED EVERYTHING BLACK HOLES ARENT BLACK
35
CALTECH AND CAMBRIDGE EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS
45
PHYSICS OR METAPHYSICS? THE NOBOUNDARY PROPOSAL
57
CHALLENGES AND CONTROVERSY AN UNEXPECTED SILENCE AND TIMES ARROWS
69
PLAYS PBRANES AND POLLS PRIVATE LIVES AND PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS
99
BOOKS AND BETS THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL AND THE END OF A PARADOX
115
STEPHEN HAWKING MAN VS MYTH
127
GENERAL RELATIVITY AND COSMOLOGY
131
THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS AND BLACK HOLES
139
INFLATIONARY COSMOLOGY
141
THE ADSCFT CORRESPONDENCE
149
GLOSSARY
151

THE BEST SELLING BOOK THAT NO ONE READ A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
79
TO BOLDLY GO TIME TRAVEL AND TELEVISION
89
INDEX
157
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Kristine Larsen is Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University.

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