Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Hawking, Stephen
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The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.
Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the
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THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.

Is there a God?
How did it all begin?
Can we predict the future?
What is inside a black hole?
Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
How do we shape the future?
Will we survive on Earth?
Should we colonise space?
Is time travel possible?

Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.

And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.

Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton; John Murray
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 686966
  • Erscheinungstermin: 16. Oktober 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 143mm x 30mm
  • Gewicht: 374g
  • ISBN-13: 9781473695986
  • ISBN-10: 1473695988
  • Artikelnr.: 52692099
Autorenporträt
Hawking, StephenStephen Hawking wurde am 8. Januar 1942 in Oxford geboren und ist am 14. März 2018 in Cambridge gestorben. Der Astrophysiker ist der berühmteste Wissenschaftler seiner Zeit. 1962 erfuhr der junge Student, dass er an einer unheilbaren Motoneuronen-Erkrankung litt und nur noch wenige Monate zu leben habe. Trotz dieser schrecklichen Diagnose setzte er seine Studien fort und ging an die Universität Cambridge, wo ihm freie Hand für seine einflussreichen Arbeiten insbesondere über Schwarze Löcher gegeben wurde. Dreißig Jahre lang, von 1979 bis 2009, war er "Lucasischer Professor für Mathematik" im Fachbereich für angewandte Mathematik und theoretische Physik, ein Lehrstuhl, den in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts Isaac Newton innehatte. Für seine Beiträge zur modernen Kosmologie hat er zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhalten, darunter 2009 die US Presidential Medal of Freedom und 2013 den Special Fundamental Physics Prize. Hawking war Mitglied der Royal Society und der US National Academy of Sciences.Kober, HainerHainer Kober, geboren 1942, lebt in Soltau. Er hat u.a. Werke von Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, Jonathan Littell, Georges Simenon und Oliver Sacks übersetzt.
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A beautiful book from a brilliant mind Daily Telegraph