English | 2005 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 1848310943 | EPUB | 34.1 MB
Stephen Hawking is the world-famous physicist with a cameo in The Simpsons on his CV, but outside his academic field his work is little understood. To the public he is a tragic figure – a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling “A Brief History of Time”, and yet confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralyzed.
Hawking’s major contribution to science has been to integrate the two great theories of 20th-century physics – Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate’s brilliant graphic guide explores Hawking’s life, the evolution of his work from his days as a student, and his breathtaking discoveries about where these fundamental laws break down or overlap, such as on the edge of a Black Hole or at the origin of the Universe itself