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An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius: not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius: not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 468908
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 3. März 2022
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 129mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 200g
  • ISBN-13: 9780141991320
  • ISBN-10: 0141991321
  • Artikelnr.: 60797454
Autorenporträt
Leonard Mlodinow is the best-selling author of The Drunkard's Walk, Subliminal and Elastic. He co-authored two books with Stephen Hawking and later wrote an acclaimed memoir, Stephen Hawking, about their time together. He has written for television, including multiple episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as helping Steven Spielberg and Robin Williams make a video game. There are now over one million copies of Leonard Mlodinow's books in print.
Rezensionen
Mlodinow s memoir genuinely has something to add, insights that are not to be found elsewhere . . . A vivid and compelling account of Hawking s character, its many strengths and its occasional deep flaws . . . Mlodinow is very good on the small details of Hawking s condition . . . Mlodinow understands very well, and can explain very clearly, the twists and turns of Hawking s physics as it developed from his doctoral thesis to the breakthroughs of his mature years.
Ray Monk, The Wall Street Journal

Tremendously entertaining . . . This affectionate memoir by a friend of the great physicist is a marvel of concision and clarity . . . Mlodinow is himself a theoretical physicist, and rather unfairly a brilliant writer to boot.
Steven Poole, The Daily Telegraph

Fascinating . . . Fresh and worthwhile . . . As a serious theoretical physicist who co-wrote two books with Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow saw the great man from a unique vantage point. He can delve into intimate details and survey the intellectual high ground . . . Hawking s significance is made clear . . . A compelling read.
The Sunday Times

An intimate exploration of the complex man who's groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology left its mark on the science world and beyond.
Pittsburgh City Paper

Leonard Mlodinow has done the impossible. He has skillfully woven together a thoughtful, insightful, intimate, and engaging portrait of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our times, while being scrupulously faithful to the physics. Hawking would have been proud of this book. Based on his 15 year association with Hawking, he also answers one of the most puzzling questions asked by the public: How was Hawking consistently able to make breathtaking discoveries in physics while suffering from a paralyzing, debilitating illness that would have crushed any mortal?
Michio Kaku, New York Times best-selling author of The Future of Humanity

Stephen Hawking surpassed science and touched the world with his transcendent genius and heroic courage that inspired millions. In this intimate memoir, his long-time friend and physics collaborator Leonard Mlodinow, one of the finest science writers of our time, shares insights into Hawking that humanizes him while also revealing what made him one of history's greatest minds.
Michael Shermer, author of The Believing Brain

An intimate, unique, and inspiring perspective on the life and work of one of the greatest minds of our time. Filled with insight, humor, and never-before-told stories, it s a view of Stephen Hawking that few have seen and all will appreciate.
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

Stephen Hawking was a unique scientist and person, and Leonard Mlodinow's book is a unique glimpse into how he worked and lived. As educational as it is touching, this is a deeply human look at a mind that spanned the cosmos.
Sean Carroll, author of Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

An illuminating portrait of perseverance and determination. A valuable account of an extraordinary man.
Kirkus Reviews
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