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The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitional collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a' black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space -time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1973)
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Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. ...moreMore about Stephen Hawking...