George and the Big Bang by Lucy HawkingGoing back to the beginning of time . . . Discover the final chapter in this out-of-this-world adventure series!
One of the biggest science experiments of all time is about to take place - and George and Annie have got front-row seats! Eric, Annies scientist dad, is heading to the Large Hadron Collider to explore the earliest moments of the Universe - the Big Bang. Armed with his trusty super-computer, Cosmos, nothing can possibly go wrong . . . until George and Annie discover a fiendish plot to destroy the experiment!
George is swept into a terrifying adventure - through wormholes, into far-flung galaxies and to the edge of knowledge itself - while he and Annie race to outwit a sinister group who are bent on the destruction of science . . . But will they succeed?
This incredible adventure story includes some of the latest scientific theories about time travel and the Big Bang, as well as special essays from some of the leading scientists in the world - including Professor Stephen Hawking himself!
An engrossing and thrilling story, written with all the insight you would expect from these authors. Complemented by full colour photos of our galaxy and many pages of scientific facts, this is a really good read. ParentsinTouch.co.uk
How Stephen Hawking reshaped concept of space, time, Big Bang theory
He was A Cambridge University professor, Hawking redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes emit radiation and later evaporate. The book outlined the basics of cosmology for the general reader. After his degenerative muscle disorder was diagnosed, he defied medical opinion by living five decades longer than expected. He communicated his ideas through an American-accented speech synthesizer after a life-saving tracheotomy in took away his ability to speak.
Stephen Hawking's final theory on the Big Bang, submitted shortly before he passed away, was recently published. Credit: University of.
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Stephen Hawking was a British scientist, professor and author who performed groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and whose books helped to make science accessible to everyone. At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge , he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS.
The legendary physicist has helped explain the behaviour of black holes and even examined the origin of the universe. But what exactly is he famous for — apart from his astonishing resilience to an incapacitating disease, that instantly-recognizable retro-robotic voice, and his walk-on roles on The Simpsons and Star Trek? Didn't he discover black holes? Or the Big Bang? Or tell us what time is, or something? No, no and no again.
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 achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. In , Hawking was diagnosed with an early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease MND; also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis "ALS" or Lou Gehrig 's disease that gradually paralysed him over the decades.
Stephen Hawking's main contributions to the field of physics and cosmology lie in the studies of:. Stephen Hawking hypothesized, and more or less proved with mathematical and physics models, the idea that the universe has no space-time boundaries. He explained it like this:. The universe continues to expand. In a closed universe theory, at some point, the universe is going to 'hit the wall,' when enough energy has been expended from the original big bang, then begin to shrink again. In an open universe theory, the universe will just continue to expand indefinitely as the force of gravity becomes weaker and weaker as objects in space spread further apart.