Hawking, Stephen

Hawking, Stephen
   b. 1942, Oxford
   Stephen Hawking’s best-selling book on quantum physics, relativity, time and space was written from his wheelchair, to which he is confined by motor neurone disease. The book, A Brief History of Time, makes accessible some of the fundamental notions regarding space and time in an engaging and fascinating way. It also introduces rather controversial proposals, including the backward running of time and the anthropic principle, which proposes that only a deity could have so organized the fundamental properties of matter to allow life, and human beings in particular, to evolve. It became one of an increasing number of scientific books which have sold in large numbers to nonscientists.
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