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God Created the Integers

The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History

God Created the Integers( )
Editor: Hawking, Stephen
ISBN:978-0-7624-1922-7
Publication Date:Oct 2005
Publisher:Running Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

"Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the ""masterpieces"" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy"

Book Details
Pages:1176
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.931 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:2.957 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
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, The Grand Design, and Brief Answers to the Big Questions. 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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