British scientist stephen hawking, a celebrated theoretical physicist and cosmologist is the author of a brief history of time and his black hole thermal radiation discovery in 1974 is considered to be one of the most important physics results of the past century.
Stephen hawking was the most recognisable scientist of modern times his life fascinated people for decades, culminating in an oscar-winning portrayal of him in the film 'the theory of everything' the film's title was a nod to his scientific life.
Hawking shot to international fame after the 1988 publication of a brief history of time, one of the most complex books ever to achieve mass appeal, which stayed on the sunday times best-sellers list for no fewer than 237 weeks. A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes is a popular-science book on cosmology (the study of the universe) by british physicist stephen hawking it was first published in 1988 hawking wrote the book for nonspecialist readers with no prior knowledge of scientific theories.
Told in language we all can understand, a brief history of time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger god—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected with exciting images and profound imagination, stephen hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation. Stephen hawking: a brief history of genius march 14, 2018 stephen hawking, who has died aged 76 , was britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe.
Professor stephen hawking smiles during a news conference at the university of potsdam, near berlin, germany, on july 21, 1999 hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though.
In the meantime, the publication of a brief history of time catapulted hawking to cultural stardom and gave a fresh face to theoretical physics he never seemed to mind he never seemed to mind “in front of the camera, hawking played the character of hawking. The rest, as they say, is history a brief history of time sold out its first us printing in a matter of days, became a #1 bestseller around the world, was translated into more than 35 languages, and went on to sell more than 10 million copies.