A science writer explains the significance of Stephen Hawking´s work--in terms all of us can understand. Stephen Hawking was one of the most important astrophysicists of the last fifty years. After the publication of A Brief History of Time, he became an international celebrity. Though the book sold in the millions, few readers really grasped the significance of his groundbreaking work. Now popular Austrian science blogger Florian Freistetter, himself an astronomer, makes Hawking´s contributions accessible to everyday readers in this concise, very readable book. By focusing on the essentials, Freistetter deftly and entertainingly makes Hawking´s complex theoretical accomplishments understandable. Avoiding technicalities and jargon, he elucidates the great scientist´s fascinating work on black holes, gravitational waves, the big bang, and singularities. Concluding with an appreciation of Hawking as a science communicator and popularizer, Freistetter conveys the importance of Hawking´s scientific research in terms that nonspecialists can follow.
Sein Leben und sein Werk faszinieren bis heute Millionen: Stephen Hawking hat es wie niemand zuvor vermocht, unsere Phantasie über die Entstehung des Universums und über unseren Platz darin zu entflammen. Sein Erfolg war so außergewöhnlich wie seine persönliche Geschichte. Mit Anfang 20 erfährt der junge Student, dass er an einer unheilbaren Motoneuronen-Erkrankung leidet und nur noch wenige Monate zu leben hat. Trotz dieser schrecklichen Diagnose setzte er seine Studien fort und ging an die Universität Cambridge, wo ihm freie Hand für seine einflussreichen Arbeiten insbesondere über Schwarze Löcher gegeben wurde. Er heiratete, wurde Vater, schrieb den größten Science-Bestseller aller Zeiten und wurde schließlich zu einem Popstar der Physik, einer Instanz, die gehört wurde, wenn es um die großen Zukunftsfragen der Menschheit ging. Die preisgekrönten Autoren dieser Graphic Novel erzählen diese Geschichte noch einmal neu, von der Kindheit bis zum Ende seines Lebens: In ihrer brillant gezeichneten Bildergeschichte bringen sie uns das Menschheitsgenie nahe. Für diese besonderen Einblicke in Stephen Hawkings Welt haben Ottaviani und Myrick jahrelang recherchiert und unter anderem Tausende von Fotos an Originalschauplätzen gemacht, um ihre Zeichnungen und Texte authentisch zu gestalten. Dies ist ein Buch für junge und erwachsene Leser, für alle, die den großen Menschen und Wissenschaftler in einer neuen Perspektive kennen lernen möchten.
Explore the secrets of the universe with selections from the works of three of the greatest scientific minds of our lifetime. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, Stephen W. Hawking has delved into today´s most important scientific ideas about the cosmos, expanded upon the rich history of scientific thought, and reveled in the complexities of the universe in which we live. John Boslough´s Stephen W. Hawking´s Universe provides an introduction to the mysterious world of black holes and singularities. Timothy Ferris takes an imaginative look at the great challenge of how to understand, interpret, and reconcile the realms of mind and universe, and James Gleick, in Chaos, records the birth of a new science, and a new way of understanding the growth of complexity in nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Jackson, Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000706/bk_pnix_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first popular introduction to Hawking´s work, this program discusses the mysterious world of black holes, singularities, and the ´´big bang´´--the point at which our universe may have begun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000419/bk_pnix_000419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions (2018) presents the thoughts of theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking on 10 major scientific and philosophical debates, including whether a deity exists, whether intelligent life exists in space, and whether humans should seek out a new home outside of Earth. Hawking, who spent his life studying how black holes could help scientists better understand the universe’s beginnings, began compiling these answers in the year before his death from a personal archive of speeches, essays, and other musings he had delivered during his time as a scientist and public figure.... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Drake , Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146831/bk_acx0_146831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than a few greatest hits of the physicists right from the singularities of the gravitational collapses, to the revolutionary quantum theory related to gravity, were astounding accomplishments of a sole man, who is renowned to the entire world today, as Stephen Hawking. That was not alone, though. There is much more to know about his spectacular findings about the cosmos. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086086/bk_acx0_086086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Black holes have long been a topic of fascination, from pop culture to science fiction. Stephen Hawking´s discoveries and research on black holes and cosmology have made him an academic celebrity and perhaps the best-known scientist of our time. His book, A Brief History of Time, was a record-breaking, worldwide best seller and his Big Ideas have changed the way we view the world and the universe, forever. Hawking & Black Holes tells the incredible story of Hawking´s early life in which he created his own complicated board games, to his being diagnosed with AML, and his subsequent brilliant research into black holes and the cosmos. Hawking´s Big Idea is presented in an accessible and engrossing way, providing an explanation of the meaning and importance of his discoveries, and the way his work has changed and influenced our lives today. The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jot Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001510/bk_rhuk_001510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Brief History of Time is a famous work of popular science. The famous physicist, in some ways successor to Isaac Newton and Einstein, explains complex concepts in astronomy and physics in a way that anyone can understand. Stephen Hawking believed strongly that everyone, at one time or another, asks a few basic questions, such as ´´How did the universe begin?´´ and ´´How does the universe work?´´ While we don´t have complete answers for these questions, or any of the others posed in the book, Hawking did his best to outline our understanding of these questions. If you´ve ever wondered where the universe came from and where it is going, this book is for you. This audio summary and review can help you understand the book with: A biography of the author Biographies of a few other influential physicists A chapter-by-chapter summary of the book And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Isham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118259/bk_acx0_118259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.