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Ferguson, Kitty
Stephen Hawking : an unfettered mind / Kitty Ferguson
Palgrave Macmillan pbk. ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QC16.H33 F465 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
Subject(s) Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography
People with disabilities
Physical Description viii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-295) and index
First published in hardcover in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
Contents Pt. I. 1942-1975. "The quest for a theory of everything" -- "Our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in" -- "Equal to anything" -- "The realization that I had an incurable disease, that was likely to kill me in a few years, was a bit of a shock" -- "The big question was, was there a beginning or not?" -- "There is a singularity in our past" -- pt. II. 1970-1990. "These people must think we are used to an astronomical standard of living" -- "Scientists usually assume there is a unique link between the past and the future, cause and effect. If information is lost, this link does not exist" -- "The odds against a universe that has produced life like ours are immense" -- "In all my travels, I have not managed to fall off the edge of the world" -- "It's turtles all the way down" -- "The field of baby universes is in its infancy" -- pt. III. 1990-2000. "Is the end in sight for theoretical physics?" -- "Between film roles, I enjoy solving physics problems" -- "I think we have a good chance of avoiding both Armageddon and a new Dark Age" -- "It seems clear to me" -- pt. IV. 2000-2011. "An expanding horizon of possibilities" -- "Grandad has wheels" -- "I've always gone in a somewhat different direction" -- "My name is Stephen Hawking : physicist, cosmologist and something of a dreamer."

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