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Stephen Hawking - Author

About the Author

In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Since 1979 he has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663.
 
Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions Puzzle Edition

Brief Answers to the Big Questions Puzzle Edition

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

NEW LIMITED EDITION OF THE SUNDAY TIMES No.1 BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. This limited edition features the 'Big Questions Puzzle' devised by Josh Kirklin, a PhD student in Stephen Hawking's department at the University of Cambridge, and is inspired by the ten big questions in the book: Is there a God? How did it all begin? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is time travel possible? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions the final book from Stephen Hawking

Brief Answers to the Big Questions the final book from Stephen Hawking

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/11/2018

Read by Ben Whishaw and Garrick Hagon, with an afterword read by Lucy Hawking. The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.

Einsteins Traum

Einsteins Traum

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2018

"e;In diesem Band sind Arbeiten gesammelt, die ich zwischen 1976 und 1992 geschrieben habe - autobiographische Skizzen, wissenschaftsphilosophische Uberlegungen und Versuche zu erklaren, warum mich die Physik und das Universum so faszinieren. (...)Da diese Arbeiten ber einen Zeitraum von sechzehn Jahren entstanden, geben sie den jeweiligen Stand meines Wissens wieder, das sich, wie ich hoffe, im Laufe der Jahre erweitert hat. Ich nenne deshalb die Daten und die Anlsse, fr die die Texte geschrieben wurden. Da jeder als in sich abgeschlossene Einheit konzipiert war, kommt es unweigerlich zu einem gewissen Ma an Wiederholungen. Ganz ist mir der Versuch, sie zu beseitigen, nicht gelungen. (Die wissenschaftlichen Artikel in diesem Buch sind in der berzeugung geschrieben worden, da das Universum von einer Ordnung bestimmt wird, die wir heute nur teilweise erkennen, die wir aber in einer nicht allzu fernen Zukunft mglicherweise vollstndig verstehen werden. Es mag sein, da diese Hoffnung ein Luftschlo ist; vielleicht gibt es keine endgltige Theorie, und selbst wenn, so bleibt sie uns unter Umstnden verschlossen. Aber es ist auf jeden Fall besser, nach umfassendem Verstndnis zu streben, als am menschlichen Geist zu verzweifeln."e;Stephen Hawking31. Mrz 1993

My Brief History

My Brief History

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

'His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving' New Scientist My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him `Einstein'; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos. 'Read it for the personal nuggets . . . but above all, it's worth reading for its message of hope' Mail on Sunday

George and the Blue Moon

George and the Blue Moon

Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure inspired by the Mars Expedition in the fifth book of the George's Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking.George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts for a program that trains young people for a future trip to Mars. This is everything they've ever wantedand now they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happeningon Earth as well as up in the skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier

Moja kratka povijest

Moja kratka povijest

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2017

Citatelje diljem svijeta Stephen Hawking ocarao je nizom bestselera u kojima istrazuje tajne svemira. Sad se prvi put vjerojatno najgenijalniji kozmolog naseg vremena okrenuo vlastitoj unutrasnjosti, otkrivajuci nam svoj zivot i intelektualnu evoluciju.Moja kratka povijestgovori o nevjerojatnom putovanju Stephena Hawkinga, od poslijeratnog djetinjstva u Londonu do razdoblja u kojem je postigao meA unarodna priznanja i slavu. Ilustriran rijetko viA enim fotografijama, ovaj saA et, duhovit i otvoren prikaz A itateljima predstavlja znatiA eljnog A kolarca kojega su razredni kolege prozvali Einsteinom, A aljivca koji se s kolegom kladio postoje li crne rupe te mladoga supruga i oca koji je nastojao pronaA i svoje mjesto u akademskom svijetu.PiA uA i skromno i duhovito, Hawking otvoreno govori o izazovima s kojima se suoA io kad mu je u dvadeset prvoj godini dijagnosticirana amiotrofiA na lateralna skleroza (ALS). OpisujuA i svoj misaoni razvoj, objaA njava kako ga je moguA nost rane smrti poticala na brojna intelektualna postignuA a te govori o nastanku svoga majstorskog djela,Kratke povijesti vremena,jedne od najvaA nijih knjiga 20. stoljeA a.OA troumna, intimna i mudra,Moja kratka povijestotvara nam prozor u Hawkingov osobni kozmos.

George and the Blue Moon

George and the Blue Moon

Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of George and the Blue Moon by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, read by Sophie Aldred and Roy McMillan. George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are.But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in our skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier . . .The fifth adventure in this series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking - also containing up-to-the-minute scientific facts and information by the world's leading scientists.

Haben Schwarze Locher keine Haare?

Haben Schwarze Locher keine Haare?

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2016

Das Geheimnis der Schwarzen LocherSie sind eines der grten Rtsel im Universum: Schwarze Lcher, kollabierte Sterne, deren Anziehungskraft so gro ist, dass sie alles in sich hineinziehen, was in ihren Einflussbereich gelangt. Stephen Hawking hat sich ein Leben lang mit ihnen beschftigt. Denn sie sind eine Existenzfrage. Wenn an ihnen sogar Raum und Zeit enden und niemand sagen kann, was aus all dem wird, was sie verschlucken - was ist dann noch sicher, welche unserer Naturgesetze gelten dann noch? Oder geben sie am Ende doch wieder etwas her?In diesen kurzen Lektionen, im Rahmen der renommierten Reith Lectures von BBC Radio 4 vorgetragen, zieht der berhmteste Physiker der Welt eine kurze Bilanz seiner Beschftigung mit den Schwarzen Lchern, die Bilanz eines Lebenswerkes.

&quote;Eine wunderbare Zeit zu leben&quote;

"e;Eine wunderbare Zeit zu leben"e;

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2016

Stephen Hawking ist der beruhmteste Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit. Ein Meister der eleganten Vereinfachung, der Mann, der Astrophysik und Kosmologie weltweit popular gemacht hat. Dieses kleine Lesebuch, zusammengestellt aus Anlass des 75. Geburtstages, prasentiert in Selbstzeugnissen den privaten Stephen Hawking - Kindheit, Studium, Karrierebeginn und das Leben mit ALS - und sein wissenschaftliches Credo in ausgewahlten Texten. Es ist fur alle gedacht, die sich wichtige Stationen in Leben und Werk des groen Physikers noch einmal vor Augen fuhren oder anhand von einigen seiner Texte Zugang finden mochten zu Stephen Hawkings Universum. Woher kommen wir? Wer sind wir? Wohin gehen wir? - Menschheitsfragen, die uns alle beschftigen, Fragen nach dem Sinn und dem Ziel des Lebens. Fr die Welt der Physik, der Kosmologie, hat Stephen Hawking sein eigenes Bild dazu entworfen. Hawkings Aufsatz "e;Informationserhaltung und Wettervorhersage fr Schwarze Lcher"e; und der Essay "e;Die Haare der Schwarzen Lcher"e; von Bernd Schuh werden hier zum ersten Mal in einer Printausgabe publiziert.

George and the Unbreakable Code

George and the Unbreakable Code

Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure to figure out why strange things are happening on Earth in the fourth book of the Georges Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking.George and his best friend Annie havent had any space adventures for a while and theyre missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money, supermarkets arent able to charge for their produce so people are getting free food, and aircrafts are refusing to fly. It looks like the worlds biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why Its up to George and Annie to travel further into space than ever before in order to find out whator whois behind it.

Black Holes

Black Holes

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2016

The legendary physicist explores his favorite subject in a pair of enlightening, accessible, and cleverly illustrated essays for curious readers, originally delivered as BBC lectures. ';It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science-fiction writers, but they are firmly matters of science fact.' For decades, Stephen Hawking has been fascinated by black holes. He believes that if we understood the challenges they pose to the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe. In these conversational pieces, Hawking's sense of wonder is infectious as he holds forth on what we know about black holes, what we still don't know, and theoretical answers to more specific questions, such as: What would happen if you ever got sucked into one? Annotated and with an introduction by BBC News science editor David Shukman, featuring whimsical and illuminating illustrations, Black Holes offers a candid peek into one of the great scientific mysteries of all time. Praise for Stephen Hawking ';[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power.'The New York Review of Books ';Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's giftseasy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life.'The New York Times ';A high priest of physics, one of a handful of theorists who may be on the verge of reading God's mind.'Los Angeles Times

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers. In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him for decades - black holes. In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argued that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.

The Illustrated Brief History Of Time

The Illustrated Brief History Of Time

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2015

This is Stephen Hawking's updated, expanded and illustrated edition of his celebrated work which includes the most recent developments in the field, many of which were forecast by him. At the same time, he explains his complex theories through a fresh visual dimension. Over one hundred and fifty stunning colour illustrations have been specially commissioned for this purpose to help the reader understand what have become popular mythic images of our century, but which nonetheless remain difficult, abstract ideas to grasp. It includes a new introduction written specially for this edition.

The Nature of Space and Time

The Nature of Space and Time

Author: Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose, Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2015

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) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)--debate these questions. The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.

Schwarze Locher gibt es nicht

Schwarze Locher gibt es nicht

Author: Stephen Hawking Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2014

Ein vierseitiges Diskussionspapier, von Stephen Hawking auf der Wissenschaftsplattform ArXiv publiziert, hat die theoretische Physik in Aufruhr versetzt und weltweit fur Schlagzeilen gesorgt: Hawking, der seinen Ruhm der Entdeckung verdankte, dass der Ereignishorizont von Schwarzen Lochern nicht so schwarz ist, wie man glaubte, geht jetzt einen entscheidenden Schritt weiter: Schwarze Locher gibt es gar nicht, erklart er nun - jedenfalls nicht so, wie die theoretische Physik sie bisher errechnet hat. Und dies deshalb, weil es auch den Ereignishorizont und seine physikalischen Konsequenzen (bis hin zu jeglichem Ende von Raum und Zeit in einer sogenannten Singularitat) nicht gebe. Sondern allenfalls eine Art "e;scheinbaren Horizont"e;, der Materie und Energie zwar ebenfalls ziemlich lange gefangen halt, aber dennoch nur "e;vorubergehend"e;. Hawking knnte damit seinem und Einsteins Traum von der berhmten "e;einen Theorie von allem"e; einen groen Schritt nher gekommen sein. Denn anders als bisher lieen sich Relativitts- und Quantentheorie in diesem Modell leichter vershnen. Was bedeutet das fr das Weltbild der Kosmologen? In diesem E-Book wird dem Publikum Hawkings Papier in deutscher bersetzung zugnglich gemacht. Bernd Schuh erklrt im Anschluss fr jedermann verstndlich, was man ber Schwarze Lcher und Stephen Hawkings Beschftigung damit wissen muss, um das berraschende Papier des berhmten Physikers verstehen und einordnen zu knnen.