Travelling to Infinity:The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything Jane Hawking
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.
Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time, a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity as a brilliant theoretical physicist and become an inspiration and revelation to those who have witnessed his courageous triumph over disability. This is Hawking´s life story by Kitty Ferguson, who has had special help from Hawking himself and his close associates and who has a gift for translating the language of theoretical physics for non-scientists. Twenty years ago, Kitty Ferguson´s Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything became a Sunday Times bestseller and took the world by storm. She now returns to the subject to transform that short book into a hugely expanded, carefully researched, up-to-the-minute biography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005473/bk_bbcw_005473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Hawking was a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. In 2002, Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC´s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009 and achieved commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ´´ALS´´, or Lou Gehrig´s disease) that gradually paralysed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113620/bk_acx0_113620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you seen someone from a movie that made you wonder if someone like that exists in real life? Like Superman, or Wonderwoman - someone with extraordinary qualities that only lives by your imagination? I thought they are just like that: from my fantasy. Until, I came across Stephen Hawking.Stephen Hawking is a name that is impossible to ignore, at least if you´re a human from Earth. He was called the modern day Einstein for a reason.Stephen Hawking: The Man Who Defied All Limits includes:What everyone ought to know about Stephen Hawking: How he was predicted to die by 21, and how he extended his life to 76Stephen Hawking is a robot: How he can talk without opening his mouthWhy A Brief History of Time will change the way you think: From the Big Bang to black holesThe universe explained in an easy way: You don´t have to be a scientist or cosmologist to understandInterpretation of The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the UniverseFall in love with physics and science by his beliefsAnd much, much more!Are you ready to know about a real-life superhero who lived in our generation? You will be amazed at how he surpassed hindrances that are not imaginable. Much of the content of this book is being debated for his belief which have a different approach.So if you are interested in theoretical physics or just want to be inspired by someone who defied all limits, don´t wait any longer! Buy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph D. Weaver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119564/bk_acx0_119564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Preview: Stephen Hawking´s A Brief History of Time is about the universe, both the grand-scale universe of stars and planets (general relativity) and the tiny universe of atoms and subatomic particles (quantum mechanics). The reason the book covers both dimensions is that understanding both is the only way to comprehend the way the universe works as a whole. Some theories explain the workings of the grand scale of the universe, and others explain the workings of the minute scale, but they tend to contradict one another. And, currently, there is no theory that explains both.... Inside this Instaread of A Brief History of Time: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048417/bk_acx0_048417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is the real Dr. Stephen Hawking? Is he a detached spectator seeking a mathematical description of a deterministic, objective reality out there? Or is he an embodied participant in the universe seeking to bring about a more desirable future? The timeline of the book is a four-city lecture tour the author organized for Hawking in the early 1990s (Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC). Hawking´s powerful meetings with students with disabilities, officially collateral events, were remarkable. However, the greater significance of these stories of the road is better appreciated in the context of the central narrative question of the book: the nature of the universe and our place/role in it. The author, a philosopher of science (Berkeley, London), engages Hawking, his graduate assistants and eventually his nurses in what starts as a critical review of the new physics of Einstein, Bohr, and Heisenberg. The question of the limits of classical science expands to questions of the limits of all supposedly objectivist, one-right-answer ideologies in biological, socio-economic, and political realms. Is everyone really selfish? Is the world objectively competitive or cooperative? In a parallel critical review of the new philosophy of science the contributions of the author´s mentors, Feyerabend, Lakatos, Kuhn, and Popper mark a parallel path to complementarity, undermining the Spectator representation of detached objective inquiry. Through his personal interactions, Hawking reveals himself as a participant, concerned with how we should live. He steers us toward a more desirable, moral future. The new post-scientific participant understanding of the universe requires a paradigm shift to a more general theory that can both explain the successes of science and yet understand them in a new way. In the more general theory, our embodied participant inquiry is understood in a new way wherein the sciences and the humanities are necessarily reunified. / 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059489/bk_acx0_059489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.