The odds against a universe like ours emerging out of something like the Big Bang are enormous, I think there are clearly religious implications whenever you start to discuss the origins of the universe. [from a discussion with Stephen Hawking]
Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Beyond the Black Hole
John Boslough was a reporter who covered stories from China and the former Soviet Union and wrote five books, including Stephen Hawking’s Universe, a biography of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
Stephen Hawking is perhaps the greatest scientist of our day. He is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England. At an early age, he showed a passion for science and study of the sky. At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Despite his debilitating illness, Hawking has done groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and his several books have helped to make science accessible to everyone.
Stephen Hawking’s life story was the subject of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film The Theory of Everything.
Stephen Hawking is the author of these popular books: