THIS NO.2 - REMEMBERING STEPHEN HAWKING

One of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century, Prof. Stephen Hawking, has passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge home in March 14th, 2018. He is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge as well as a great science communicator. He is the author of the international bestseller popular science book The Brief History of Time and has appeared in many movies and TV series, including The Big Bang Theory.

In THIS NO.2 we invite you to review three of Prof. Hawking's great contributions to science: The property of the black hole, The quantum origin of the universe and Time traveling with Thisis.

Enjoy!

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SCIENTIFIC CONTENT - YONGMEI GONG

ARTISTIC DESIGN - PEI YU LIN

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Picture Credits/Sources:

Pic. 1: David Montgomery/Getty;

Pic. 2.  NASA; Jörn Wilms (Tübingen) et al.; ESA;

Pic. 3. 2014-2015 Prof. Jeff Steinhauer, The Technion Department of Physics;

Pic. 4. NASA/WMAP Science Team - Original version: NASA; modified by Ryan Kaldari;

Pic. 5. LIGO, Caltech, MIT, NSF;

Pic. 6. http://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com;

Pic. 7. Zero Gravity Corp;

Pic. 8. http://allthatsinteresting.com/university-college-boat-club

 

 

Reference

Castelvecchi, D., 2018., Nature 555, 423-424., doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-02957-4

Hawking, S. Space and Time Warps (1999)

Hawking, S. The Origin of the Universe (2005)

Hawking, S., 2008 Into a Black Hole (2018)

Steinhauer, F. Observation of quantum Hawking radiation and its entanglement in an analogue black hole. Nature Physics 12, 959–965 (2016)

Further reading:

[1] http://www.hawking.org.uk

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-i-was-right-says-stephen-hawking