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The Nature of Space and Time

The Nature of Space and Time( )
Afterword by: Hawking, Stephen
Penrose, Roger
Author: Hawking, Stephen
Penrose, Roger
Series title:Isaac Newton Institute Series of Lectures
ISBN:978-0-691-16844-9
Publication Date:Sep 2015
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time)...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Science / Time
Science / Physics / Quantum Theory
Science / Physics / Astrophysics
Science / Cosmology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.421 x 8.385 x 0.495 Inches
Book Weight:0.312 Pounds
Author Biography
Hawking, Stephen (Afterword by)
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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