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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author's wish to make…mehr

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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author's wish to make its content accessible to readers - as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Although this book is literally somewhat 'briefer', it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
  • Seitenzahl: 162
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 151mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 427g
  • ISBN-13: 9780593056974
  • ISBN-10: 0552219282
  • Artikelnr.: 21261825
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.