• Title English : A brief history of time: From big bang to black holes
• Author : Stephen Hawking
• Pages : 228 Sheet
• Publisher : J’AI LU [I have read] (August 27, 2007)
• Collection : DOCUMENTS
• ISBN-10 : 2290006459
• ISBN-13 : 978-2290006450
• Product Dimensions : 18 x 1,3 x 11 cm
• Format Kindle : Ebook, Mobipocket, Epub and PDF
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 9/10
♦ Description : “This is the first book Stephen Hawking has written for the general public. He exposes, in a language accessible to all, the most recent discoveries of astrophysicists. Tracing the great theories of the cosmos from Galileo to Einstein, recounting the latest discoveries in cosmology, explaining the nature of black holes, he then proposes to meet the greatest challenge of modern science: the search for a theory to reconcile general relativity and quantum mechanics. Stephen Hawking has been fighting for over twenty years against a very serious neurological disease. Despite this handicap, he devoted his life to trying to unlock the secrets of the universe and to share his discoveries. A fascinating book.”
“Stephen William Hawking – is a British theoretical physicist and cosmologist. After obtaining his B.A. at Oxford in 1962, he stayed to study astronomy. He left Oxford, with honors, for Trinity Hall where he participated in the study of theoretical astronomy and theoretical cosmology. In 1965, he married Jane Wilde (1944), a linguistics student. They had three children: Robert (1967), Lucy (1969), and Timothy (1979). The couple separated in 1991.
Almost as soon as he arrived in Cambridge in 1965, he began to develop the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Charcot’s disease). During his first two years in Cambridge, he did not stand out, but after stabilizing his illness and with the help of his doctoral tutor, William Dennis Sciama, he returned to work on his doctoral dissertation. After receiving his doctorate in 1966, Stephen became a researcher at Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge). The study of singularities, a recent physical and astronomical concept, allows the researcher to develop different theories, which will later lead him from the Big Bang to black holes. All this work will lead him to develop a fascinating cosmological model in 1983, universally known today as the Hartle-Hawking model.
Hawking’s work was done despite the worsening paralysis caused by ALS. He was a professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1980 to 2009. In 1995, Hawking married his nurse, Elaine Mason. In October 2006, he filed for divorce. Stephen Hawking is known for his contributions in the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. His success is also linked to his popular science books, such as the bestseller “A Brief History of Time” (A Brief History of Time, 1988), which remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for 237 consecutive weeks and translated into more than 35 languages.
He is a world-renowned theoretical physicist whose scientific career spans more than 40 years. His books and public appearances have made him a university celebrity. In 2007, he wrote a book, with his daughter Lucy, “George and the Secrets of the Universe”, first volume of the series “Georges” that he wrote with her.”