Hawking, Stephen


Hawking, Stephen

Stephen Hawking has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe. With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. These results indicated it was necessary to unify General Relativity with Quantum Theory, the other great Scientific development of the first half of the 20th Century. One consequence of such a unification that he discovered was that black holes should not be completely black, but should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and disappear. Another conjecture is that the universe has no edge or boundary in imaginary time. This would imply that the way the universe began was completely determined by the laws of science.

Articles on that refer to Hawking, Stephen

Excerpts from The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies By Damien Broderick
Response to Stephen Hawking By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines: Footnotes By Ray Kurzweil
We Are Becoming Cyborgs By Ray Kurzweil
Essentials of General Intelligence: The direct path to AGI By Peter Voss
The Computational Universe By Seth Lloyd
Human Body Version 2.0 By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 9: Bit Beliefs By Neil Gershenfeld
Cyborg Liberation Front By Erik Baard
Biocosm, The New Scientific Theory of Evolution By James N. Gardner

News Articles that refer to Hawking, Stephen

Hawking misquoted on computers taking over
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Warp drive and wormholes could be used for time travel, says physicist
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Humans doomed without space colonies, says Hawking
Stephen Hawking's Doomsday Prediction Called 'Regrettable Hype'
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Related Links

Stephen Hawking's Website
The Stephen Hawking Pages